Black Boy

Richard Wright (Author) Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.47
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
April 29, 2008
Pages
419
Dimensions
5.6 X 1.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061443084
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About the Author

Richard Wright won international renown for his powerful and visceral depiction of the black experience. He stands today alongside such African-American luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, and two of his novels, Native Son and Black Boy, are required reading in high schools and colleges across the nation. He died in 1960.
John Edgar Wideman's books include, among others, American Histories, Writing to Save a Life, Brothers and Keepers, Philadelphia Fire, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots, and Sent for You Yesterday. He won the PEN/Faulkner Award twice and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. He divides his time between New York and France.

Reviews

β€œA visceral and unforgettable account of a young black man's coming of age in the American south in the bitter decades before the civil rights movement.”--Guardian
β€œSuperb.... A great American writer speaks with his own voice about matters that still resonate at the center of our lives.”--New York Times Book Review
β€œIn this poignant and disturbing book 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.”--New York Times