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

Autore: James Baldwin; Toni Morrison
Editore: New York : Library of America, 1998.
Serie: Library of America, 97.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Fiction : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Fiction
Novels
Short stories
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Early novels and stories.
New York, N.Y. : Library of America, ©1998
(OCoLC)645877211
Tipo materiale: Fiction
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: James Baldwin; Toni Morrison
{0} 1883011515 9781883011512
Numero OCLC: 37024192
Descrizione: 970 pages ; 21 cm.
Contenuti: Go tell it on the mountain. The seventh day ; The prayers of the saints (Florence's prayer, Gabriel's prayer, Elizabeth's prayer) ; The threshing-floor --
Giovanni's room --
Another country --
Going to meet the man. The rockpile ; The outing ; The man child ; Previous condition ; Sonny's blues ; This morning, this evening, so soon ; Come out the wilderness ; Going to meet the man.
Titolo della serie: Library of America, 97.
Altri titoli: Novels.
James Baldwin :
Responsabilità: James Baldwin ; [Toni Morrison selected the contents for this volume].

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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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