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Black boy : (American hunger) : a record of childhood and youth /

by Wright, Richard.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperPerennial ModernClassics, 2006Edition: 1st Harper Perennial Modern Classics ed.Description: xiv, 419, 14 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780061130243 (pbk.); 0061130249 (pbk.).Other Title: American hunger.Subject(s): Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Childhood and youth | Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi | African Americans -- Mississippi -- Social life and customs | African Americans -- Social conditions | Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | African American authors -- Biography | Southern States -- Social conditions | Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions
Contents:
Foreword / by Edward P. Jones -- Part I. Southern night [originally published under the title: Black boy] -- Part II. The horror and the glory [originally published under the title: American hunger] -- Chronology -- Note on the text -- Notes.
Summary: An autobiographical account of an African American author's childhood and youth in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The second part describes his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party. List(s) this item appears in: ACT/Bissell Fall 2017
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"The restored text, established by the Library of America."

"Originally published in 1945 by Harper & Brothers ... The text as restored by the Library of America was [first] published in 1991"--T.p. verso

Foreword / by Edward P. Jones -- Part I. Southern night [originally published under the title: Black boy] -- Part II. The horror and the glory [originally published under the title: American hunger] -- Chronology -- Note on the text -- Notes.

An autobiographical account of an African American author's childhood and youth in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The second part describes his eventual move to Chicago, where he establishes his writing career and becomes involved with the Communist Party.

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