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Notes of a native son

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: [London] : Penguin Books, 2017. ©1983
Series: Penguin modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America from life in Harlem, to the protest novel, movies, and the experience of African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin
ISBN: 9780241334003 0241334004
OCLC Number: 1023040246
Notes: First published by Beacon Press in 1958.
Introduction (c)James Baldwin, 1984.
Description: xviii, 179 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin modern classics.
Responsibility: James Baldwin.

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Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America from life in Harlem, to the protest novel, movies, and the experience of African Americans abroad and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. This book inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century and it is the book that established Baldwin's voice as a social critic. In an age of Black Lives Matter, Baldwin's essays are as powerful today as when they were first written.

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Cemented his reputation as a cultural seer ... Notes of a Native Son endures as his defining work, and his greatest * Time * A classic ... In a divided America, James Baldwin's fiery critiques Read more...

 
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