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The Fire Next Time

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

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The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torch-bearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601517
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Publisher:
Random House
Author:
Baldwin, James
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Black muslims
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Edition Number:
Modern Library ed.
Edition Description:
Modern Library Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
no. 969
Publication Date:
May 1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.52x4.94x.57 in. .44 lbs.

Related Subjects

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