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The Resource Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones

Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones

Label
Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth
Title
Black boy
Title remainder
(American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth
Statement of responsibility
Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author 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 side by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common law. This is the author's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is an unashamed confession and a profound indictment, a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3545.R815
LC item number
Z96 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harper Perennial modern classics
Label
Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers ... The text as restored by the Library of America was published in 1991 ... First HarperPerennial edition published 1993"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-419)
Contents
Southern night -- The horror and the glory
Control code
ocm94572252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Extent
xiv, 419, 14 p.
Isbn
9780061130243
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279724
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)94572252
Label
Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers ... The text as restored by the Library of America was published in 1991 ... First HarperPerennial edition published 1993"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [409]-419)
Contents
Southern night -- The horror and the glory
Control code
ocm94572252
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.
Extent
xiv, 419, 14 p.
Isbn
9780061130243
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007279724
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)94572252

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