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CliffsNotes on Black Boy chronicles the alienation of the author – not only from white society, but from his own people. Richard Wright’s novel is a cry of anguish in the face of the human condition and the tragedy that comes when an individual struggles to overcome it.
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<p><b>Black Boy</b>, an autobiography of the author's boyhood, explores the theory of human behavior determined by environment. Richard Wright's novel is profoundly American by being a distinctly African-American chronicle. What makes the book unique is its tone, which is that of the blues, both lyrical and ironic, and yet purely tragic.</p>
<p><i>Please note that this CliffsNote does not cover Wright's </i>American Hunger<i>, the 1977 sequel to </i>Black Boy<i>.<br><br>
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