Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 0061935484
  • Release Date: 2009-06-16
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi, with poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either indifferent to him, pitying, or cruel, and on the other by blacks who resented anyone trying to rise above the common lot. Black Boy is Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South. It is at once an unashamed confession and a profound indictment—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering.

Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 3125352428
  • Release Date: 2008-11
  • Number of pages: 107
  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen



Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 9780060929787
  • Release Date: 1993
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Richard Wright
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years

Richard Wright s Black Boy

  • Filename: richard-wright-s-black-boy.
  • ISBN: 9780791085851
  • Release Date: 2006-01
  • Number of pages: 197
  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing



A critical overview of the work features the contributions of Dan McCall, Claudia C. Tate, Charles T. Davis, Yoshinobu Hakutani, Elizabeth J. Ciner, and other scholars, discussing the themes and characters of the novel.

A Reader s Guide to Richard Wright s Black Boy

  • Filename: a-reader-s-guide-to-richard-wright-s-black-boy.
  • ISBN: 0766031659
  • Release Date: 2009-06-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Maurene J. Hinds
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.



An introduction to Richard Wright's novel Black Boy for high school students, which includes relevant biographical background on the author, explanations of various literary devices and techniques, and literary criticism for the novice reader --Provided by publisher.

Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 9781438130422
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 129
  • Author: Facts On File, Incorporated
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing



Discusses the writing of Black boy by Richard Wright. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 141779853X
  • Release Date: 2007-03-21
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Richard Nathaniel Wright
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books



The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years.

The Boy in the Black Suit

  • Filename: the-boy-in-the-black-suit.
  • ISBN: 9781442459526
  • Release Date: 2015-01-06
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

Richard Wright s Black Boy American Hunger

  • Filename: richard-wright-s-black-boy-american-hunger.
  • ISBN: 9780195157727
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: William L. Andrews
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand



This casebook reprints a selection of important and representative reviews, criticism and scholarly analysis of Richard Wright's 'Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth' (1991).

Black Boy

  • Filename: black-boy.
  • ISBN: 9781610426473
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: BookCaps
  • Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides



The perfect companion to Richard Wright's "Black Boy," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Unsung heroes The Black boy of Atlanta Negroes in domestic service in the United States

  • Filename: unsung-heroes-the-black-boy-of-atlanta-negroes-in-domestic-service-in-the-united-states.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015038186030
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 597
  • Author: Elizabeth Ross Haynes
  • Publisher: G K Hall



The Black Boy of Atlanta (1952), also written for young readers, is Ross Haynes's biography of Major Richard R. Wright, the first president of the Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth and of the Citizens and Southern Bank and Trust Company. "Negroes in Domestic Service in the United States, " published in The Journal of Negro History in 1923, was the subject of Ross Haynes's M.A. thesis for her degree in sociology from Columbia University. It was the first comprehensive study of the largest segment of black nonfarm workers.

Black Boy A character analysis of Richard Wright

  • Filename: black-boy-a-character-analysis-of-richard-wright.
  • ISBN: 9783638266031
  • Release Date: 2004-04-06
  • Number of pages: 10
  • Author:
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag



Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Southern Connecticut State University (English Department), course: Wright, Ellison, and Baldwin, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Richard Wright is the author, narrator, and protagonist of Black Boy. Growing up in an abusive family environment in the racially segregated and violent American South, Richard finds his salvation in reading, writing, and thinking. He grows up feeling insecure about his inability to meet anyone's expectations, particularly his family's wish that he accept religion. Even though he remains isolated from his environment and peers, at the autobiography's end Richard has come to accept himself. The book literally throbs with the passionate expression of a young boy who lived through hell and agony, through trauma after trauma, who escaped into books and continually sought to know the meaning of his life. [...] He is seeking most of all to find and know himself – his true identity (Walker 190). Charles T. Davis identifies three themes in Black Boy. The first is survival, the second theme is the making of the artist and the third theme is didacticism characterized by social purposefulness (432). Richard Wright’s most essential characteristic may be his tremendous belief in his own worth and capabilities. This belief frequently renders him willful, stubborn, and disrespectful of authority, putting him at odds with his family and with those who expect him to accept his degraded position in society. Because almost everyone in Richard's life thinks this way, he finds himself constantly punished for his nonconformity with varying degrees of physical violence and emotional isolation. Richard Wright continually faces a world that relies on force, rather than sound judgment and truth. Richard is cursed, beaten, or slapped every time he stands up to Granny, Addie, or other elders, regardless of how justified he may be in doing so. Robert Felgar argues that the book’s entire plot is about “self-proclaimed innocence meet[ing] with a brutal response at nearly every tur n” (63). According to him, Richard lives in world that “readily substitutes emotion for thought”, making Black Boy “a plea for rationality over physicality” (73). [...]

CliffsNotes on Wright s Black Boy

  • Filename: cliffsnotes-on-wright-s-black-boy.
  • ISBN: 9780544179950
  • Release Date: 2007-08-20
  • Number of pages: 53
  • Author: Carl Senna
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on Black Boy chronicles the alienation of the author – not only from white society, but from his own people. Richard Wright’s novel is a cry of anguish in the face of the human condition and the tragedy that comes when an individual struggles to overcome it. With this study guide, you’ll experience the events and the unique tone of the novel. Background about the life of the author will help shed light on the novel’s themes. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players Chapter summaries and commentaries Critical essays Character genealogy chart Helpful maps Review questions and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Angry Black White Boy

  • Filename: angry-black-white-boy.
  • ISBN: 9780307419798
  • Release Date: 2007-12-18
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Adam Mansbach
  • Publisher: Crown



From the acclaimed author of Shackling Water comes the first great race novel of the twenty-first century, an incendiary and ruthlessly funny satire about violence, pop culture, and American identity. Macon Detornay is a suburban white boy possessed and politicized by black culture, and filled with rage toward white America. After moving to New York City for college, Macon begins robbing white passengers in his taxicab, setting off a manhunt for the black man presumed to be committing the crimes. When his true identity is revealed, Macon finds himself to be a celebrity and makes use of the spotlight to hold forth on the evils and invisibility of whiteness. Soon he launches the Race Traitor Project, a stress-addled collective that attracts guilty liberals, wannabe gangstas, and bandwagon riders from all over the country to participate in a Day of Apology—a day set aside for white people to make amends for four hundred years of oppression. The Day of Apology pushes New York City over the edge into an epic riot, forcing Macon to confront the depth of his own commitment to the struggle. Peopled with all manner of race pimps and players, Angry Black White Boy is a stunning breakout book from a critically acclaimed young writer and should be required reading for anyone who wants to get under the skin of the complexities of identity in America. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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