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ISBN13: 9781883011529
ISBN10: 1883011523
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"Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village".

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Notes of a native son — Nobody knows my name — The fire next time — No name in the street — The devil finds work.

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seilah, June 16, 2006 (view all comments by seilah)
Baldwin's Collected Essays is a comprehensive collection of Baldwin's forte, the non-fiction essay, put together thoughtfully by Toni Morrison and published with the authenticity and academic integrity of The Library of America. This collection is a constant source of inspiration on the literal pain of life from which the genius of writing emerges. Baldwin's works in these essays give the reader the intimate feeling of sitting across a room speaking directly with him. Further, this collection gives the fellow writer a testament with which to reaffirm his own humanity in order that he too may render to the world that re-evaluation which Baldwin so succinctly says the writer must do. In short, Baldwin's essays validate the duty of the writer to the very instant he realizes that task is his--lonely, but noble. The evidence of his journey to wisdom from struggle is his words left for the world to appreciate.
The book is in a word, classic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781883011529
Editor:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Author:
Baldwin, James
Publisher:
Library of America
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
Baldwin, james, 1924-1987
Subject:
Baldwin, James
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
Library of America (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
98
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
869
Dimensions:
8.26x5.04x1.10 in. 1.27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village".
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