Black Boy: (American Hunger)

Black Boy

(American Hunger)

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ISBN10: 0060929782 ISBN13: 9780060929787 Publisher: Perennial Published: Sep 1 1998 Pages: 419 Weight: 0.85lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 8.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

With an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr. Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrative of Richard Wright' s journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. An enduring story of one young man' s coming off age during a particular time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about what it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America. Superb...The Library of America has insured that most of Wright' s major texts are now available as he wanted them to be tread...Most important of all is the opportunity we now have to hear a great American writer speak with his own voice about matters that still resonate at the center of our lives. --Alfred Kazin, New York Time Book Review The publication of this new edition is not just an editorial innovation, it is a major event in American literary history. --Andrew Delbanco, New Republic

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