Richard Wright's Black BoyBook - 2010
An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the African American author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.
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Black Boy is a firsthand account of what it was like to come of age in the South during the Jim Crow era. Richard Wright's story is an emotional journey through violence, abandonment, neglect, and hunger, as well as blatant racial discrimination. This new addition to the Bloom's Guides series delves into Black Boy with critical excerpts examining this novelistic autobiography, an annotated bibliography of Wright's works, an index for easy reference, and an introductory essay from literature professor Harold Bloom.