Title BLACK BOY (THE RESTORED TEXT ESTABLISHED BY THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA)
Book Condition Good
Publisher HarperCollins 1998
0060929782 / 9780060929787
Seller ID RWARE0000041995
With an introduction by Jerry W. Ward, Jr. Black Boy is a classic of American autobiography, a subtly crafted narrativ e 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 particu lar time and place, Black Boy remains a seminal text in our history about w hat it means to be a man, black, and Southern in America. "Superb...The Library of America has insured that most of Wright's major te xts 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, i t is a major event in American literary history." --Andrew Delbanco, New Republic.