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Black Boy - Richard Wright, Edward P. Jones
Black Boy
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Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either... show more
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780061443084 (0061443085)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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KOMET
KOMET rated it
5.0 ONE MAN'S STRUGGLE AGAINST A NATION SET ON OPPRESSING & DEBASING HIM
TODAY (September 26th, 2018) I finished re-reading "BLACK BOY." I first read it when I was in high school many, many years ago. At the time I read it, the book left a big impression on me. Yet, as time went on, I gave Richard Wright's autobiography little more than a second thought. So, when one of ...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
3.5 Black Boy Review
“Our too-young and too-new America, lusty because it is lonely, aggressive because it is afraid, insists upon seeing the world in terms of good and bad, the holy and the evil, the high and the low, the white and the black; our America is frightened of fact, of history, of processes, of necessity. It...
Odd and Bookish
Odd and Bookish rated it
4.0 Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
I liked this book more than I expected I would. I would of given it 5 stars, if part 2 was as good as part 1.
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
3.0 Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth
i hate that this is our history, and that it reflects far too much of our current attitudes as well (which is why i can't seem to read enough about this issue). i thought the stuff about communism was particularly interesting as it was entirely new information, and pretty fascinating.
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
5.0 Black Boy
This was a difficult book to read. Not because of the writing, the writing was excellent. But because of the subject matter. I don't think I realized quite how bad things were in the south for our black brothers and sisters. I've read Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass, an...
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