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These brilliant essays, which ultimately form a profound meditation on what it means to be "native" to this complex and brutal country we call America, were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s. Sadly, it came as no surprise to me how timely and important this collection remains today. Baldwin raises many important questions that both demand and deserve discussion, exactly the type of challenging discourse that, if more frequently practiced, could bend this nation in the direction of justice.
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Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written.

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Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written.

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His essays, such as “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-twentieth-century America. A Harlem, New York, native, he primarily made his home in the south of France.

 

His novels include Giovanni’s Room (1956), about a white American expatriate who must come to terms with his homosexuality, and Another Country (1962), about racial and gay sexual tensions among New York intellectuals. His inclusion of gay themes resulted in much savage criticism from the black community. Going to Meet the Man (1965) and Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone (1968) provided powerful descriptions of American racism. As an openly gay man, he became increasingly outspoken in condemning discrimination against lesbian and gay people.

Table of Contents

Everybody's protest novel — Many thousands gone — Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough — The Harlem ghetto — Journey to Atlanta — Notes of a Native Son — Encounter on the Seine: Black meets Brown — A question of identity — Equal in Paris — Stranger in the village.

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Anyone can feel the real James Baldwin from this read. Very good book.
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ISBN:
9780807064313
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Author:
Jones, Edward P.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority group studies
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Baldwin, james, 1924-1987
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
African Americans--Civil rights
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African-American & Black
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 24
Publication Date:
July 1984
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.02x5.37x.54 in. .48 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

These brilliant essays, which ultimately form a profound meditation on what it means to be "native" to this complex and brutal country we call America, were originally published in the 1940s and 1950s. Sadly, it came as no surprise to me how timely and important this collection remains today. Baldwin raises many important questions that both demand and deserve discussion, exactly the type of challenging discourse that, if more frequently practiced, could bend this nation in the direction of justice.

"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written.
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