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ISBN13: 9780061130243
ISBN10: 0061130249
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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in 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.

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An enduring story of one young man's coming off age during a particular time and place, "Black Boy" remains a seminal text in history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America.

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Richard wright (1908–1960) is the author of Native Son, the first novel by an African American to be featured as a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, The Outsider, The Long Dream, and many other works.

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sampls, March 4, 2007 (view all comments by sampls)
A marvelous autobiography about growing up under segregation. My favorite part is when our black and bookworm hero plots and schemes and finds a way to get books from a whites-only library. You gotta love that. No wait, I mean you gotta hate that. Oh, you know what I mean.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061130243
Author:
Wright, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Wright, Richard T.
Author:
by Richard T. Wright
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
60
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.08x5.38x1.06 in. .76 lbs.

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