Black Boy

A Record Of Childhood And Youth

Year 1945
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 228
Binding Hardcover
Condition Very Good
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Harper & Brothers, 1945. FIRST EDITION, Stated. Overall good condition, , corners bumped, former owner stamp front and rear endpages. the author's own account of growing up as an African-American boy, covering his life through young adulthood. "What kind of America, the reader may well ask, are we building for ourselves when such things as are set forth in this book can be? And when we take them so much for granted that we are hardly even aware of their existence until a talented and honest writer like Richard Wright makes us see them with fresh eyes and understand them for the first time?" As Hamilton Basso once wrote of Wright's autobiography in The New Yorker, "It comes out of life, it is a part of life, and it lets a light into places that have not seen this kind of light before." A high spot in African America Literature. 228 pages.