Richard Wright's "Black Boy (American Hunger)"

Richard Wright's "Black Boy (American Hunger)" : A Casebook

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This casebook gathers together the most important critical responses to Richard Wright's autobiography. It includes a 1945 interview with Richard Wright, contemporary reviews of Black Boy written by W.E.B. Du Bois, Lionel Trilling, Mary McCarthy, and Ralph Ellison, and eight critical essays. These essays address a range of topics including the circumstances of the book's original publication in 1945; the relationship between the novel and Wright's actual biography; the African-American autobiographical tradition; the influences of various writers and literary movements on Black Boy; and the impact of African-American vernacular and oral performance on Wright's autobiography.show more

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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 141.7 x 218.9 x 21.3mm | 390.1g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195157710
  • 9780195157710

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