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Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son

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Written by James BaldwinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James Baldwin
Illustrated by Edward P. JonesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edward P. Jones

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: July 9, 1984
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-6431-3 (0-8070-6431-9)
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
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Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin’s first nonfiction book has become a much-studied classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written.

“He named for me the things you feel but couldn’t utter. . . . Jimmy’s essays articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time.” -Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

“A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity.” -Langston Hughes, The New York Times Book Review