Black Boy (American Hunger) - A Record of Childhood and Youth

Author(s): Richard Wright; Jerry W. Ward Jr. (Introduction by)

Literary biography

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


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780060929787
  • : HarperCollins
  • : Perennial
  • : July 1998
  • : 1 Inches X 5.31 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Wright; Jerry W. Ward Jr. (Introduction by)
  • : Book
  • : good
  • : 448