Black Boy: American Hunger a Record of Childhood and Youth
Author: Wright, Richard Nathaniel
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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"