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Go tell it on the mountain

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: New York : Dell, 1981, ©1953.
Series: Laurel book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : A Laurel edView all editions and formats
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The story of a teenager's conversion to religion and of the history of a black American family. A reissue. James Baldwin's stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin
ISBN: 0440330076 9780440330073
OCLC Number: 17609545
Description: 221 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The seventh day --
pt. 2. The prayers of th saints --
Florence's prayer --
Gabriel's prayer --
Elizabeth's prayer --
pt. 3. The threshing-floor.
Series Title: Laurel book
Responsibility: James Baldwin.

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The story of a teenager's conversion to religion and of the history of a black American family. A reissue. James Baldwin's stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, starkly contrasting the attitudes of two generations of an embattles family, Go Tell It On The Mountain is an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in a dramatic struggle and of a society confronting inevitable change. "The most important novel written about the American Negro," says Commentary. "It is written with poetic intensity and great narrative skill," writes Harper's. Saturday Review praises it as "masterful," and the San Francisco Chronicle declares that this important American novel is "brutal, objective and compassionate.

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