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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
Title variation
American hunger
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FBP
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Black boy : (American hunger), a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The restored text established by the Library of America."
  • Originally published: 2006. Reprinted in 2008
Contents
Southern night -- The horror and the glory
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 419, 14 p.
Isbn
9780061443084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocn228621372
  • (OCoLC)228621372
Label
Black boy : (American hunger), a record of childhood and youth, Richard Wright ; with a foreword by Edward P. Jones
Publication
Note
  • "The restored text established by the Library of America."
  • Originally published: 2006. Reprinted in 2008
Contents
Southern night -- The horror and the glory
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 419, 14 p.
Isbn
9780061443084
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • ocn228621372
  • (OCoLC)228621372

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