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Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books, ©1998.
Series: Library of America, 97.
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Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the  Read more...
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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Early novels and stories.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America, c1998
(OCoLC)645877211
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin
ISBN: 1883011515 9781883011512
OCLC Number: 37024192
Description: 970 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Go tell it on the mountain --
Giovanni's room --
Another country --
Going to meet the man.
Series Title: Library of America, 97.
Other Titles: Go tell it on the mountain.
Giovanni's room.
Another country.
Going to meet the man.
Novels.
Responsibility: James Baldwin.

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Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer.

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