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Black Boy
by Richard Wright


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780061443084
  • ISBN-10: 0061443085
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: May 2008
  • Page Count: 419
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: P.S.

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural, Ethnic & Regional - General
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