Black Boy (Paperback)

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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...

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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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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9780061130243
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
    Format Paperback
    Pages 419
    Publisher Date 2007-04-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    Copyright Year 1993
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Anniversary
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Wright, Richard

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