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''The collected 'pieces' of the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain form a compelling unit as he applies the high drama of poetry and sociology to a penetrating analysis of the Negro experience on the American and European sceneThe expression of so many insights enriches rather than clarifies, and behind every page stalks a man, an everyman, seeking his identityand ours. Exceptional writing.'' --Kirkus Reviews

''Baldwin's vision, his humor, his tragically beautiful style, make this a book [to]turn to for a long time.'' --American Scholar

''I owe a tremendous debt to the example of his work.'' --John Edgar Wideman, National Book Award nominee

''Written with bitter clarity and uncommon grace.'' --Time

''He named for me the things you feel but couldn't utter . . . articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time.'' --Henry Louis Gates Jr., author, essayist, and literary critc

''A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity.''   --Langston Hughes, poet, social activist, and novelist   --This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans' refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet-activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B007WKEN4U
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Beacon Press (20 November 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1162 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 195 pages
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