9780060929787

Black Boy: (American Hunger)

ISBN 10: 0060929782 / 0-06-092978-2
ISBN 13: 9780060929787
Publisher: Perennial
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Wright's unforgettable and eloquent autobiography of growing up in the Jim Crow South offers an unsurpassed portrait of the struggles against the ingrained racism and poverty faced by African Americans.

Review:
"One rises from the reading of such a book with mixed thoughts. Richard Wright uses vigorous and straightforward English; often there is real beauty in his words even when they are mingled with sadism....Yet at the result one is baffled. Evidently if this is an actual record, bad as the world is, such concentrated meanness, filth and despair never completely filled it or any particular part of it. But if the book is meant to be a creative picture and a warning, even then, it misses its possible effectiveness becuase it is as a work of art so patently and terribly overdrawn."

W. E. B. Du Bois, Weekly Book Review, 03/04/1945

Review:
"In this poignant and disturbing book of one of the most gifted of America's younger writers turns from fiction to tell the story of his own life during the nineteen years he lived in the South. The book is poignant because Richard Wright as a child and adolescent was a highly sensitive individual subjected to a series of cruel and almost unbearable shocks. It is disturbing because one wonders how many similarly sensitive individuals have been crushed by the circumstances which did not crush Richard Wright."

R. L. Duffus, New York Times Book Review, 03/04/1945

 
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