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Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront churches of his childhood along with an unwavering awareness of the price those churches exacted from their worshipers.  

For years Sister Margaret Alexander has moved her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety.  But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path.

The Amen Corner is a play about faith and family, about the gulf between black men and black women and black fathers and black sons. It is a scalding, uplifting, sorrowful and exultant masterpiece of the modern American theater.

About the Author

James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. Between 1953 and 1987, Baldwin wrote over twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Grant, among other accolades, Baldwin was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. He died one year later.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375701887
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Baldwin, James
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Ameracan drama (dramatac wcrks by cne authcr)
Subject:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Drama.
Subject:
Domestic drama.
Subject:
African American churches - Drama
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.30x4.88x.34 in. .27 lbs.

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