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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot.

Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

About the Author

Richard T. Wright holds a Ph.D in biology from Harvard University and is professor emeritus of biology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and is widely sought as a lecturer in biology and ecology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061443084
Author:
Wright, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Foreword by:
Jones, Edward P.
Foreword:
Jones, Edward P.
Author:
by Richard T. Wright
Author:
Wright, Richard T.
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.27x5.63x1.21 in. .84 lbs.

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