Black Boy

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Harper Collins, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 419 pages
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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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I ordered the book for my African American Lit class and was very pleased with it. It gave me insite that I never had before. I am now reading other Richard Wright book that are not required for class. Read full review

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I had to read for school pretty good book

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About the author (1993)

Richard Wright was born in 1908 near Roxie, Mississippi. Black Boy was originally published by Harper Brothers in 1945. Richard Wright is also the author of Native Son, The Outsider, The Long Dream and many other books. He died in 1960.

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