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James Baldwin

James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, and educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews and immediately was recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. "Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else," he remarked. Baldwin's play The Amen Corner was first performed at Howard University in 1955 (it was staged commercially in the 1960s), and his acclaimed collection of essays Notes of a Native Son, was published the same year. A second collection...

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Giovanni's Room
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80656-7 (0-345-80656-5)

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the... Read more






Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70187-0 (0-375-70187-7)

Mountain,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic... Read more






Go Tell It on the Mountain
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Paperback | September 2013
$7.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-80654-3 (0-345-80654-9)

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic... Read more






The Devil Finds Work
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27595-0 (0-307-27595-7)

Baldwin’s personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America’s self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the... Read more






The Cross of Redemption
Written by James Baldwin, Edited by Randall Kenan
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2011
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27596-7 (0-307-27596-5)

The Cross of Redemption is a revelation by an American literary master: a gathering of essays, articles, polemics, reviews, and interviews that have never before appeared in book form.
 
James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the past century, renowned for his fierce engagement with issues...

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One Day When I Was Lost
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2007
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27594-3 (0-307-27594-9)

Based on Alex Haley’s bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time... Read more






No Name in the Street
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2007
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27592-9 (0-307-27592-2)

This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works.  In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain—the murders of... Read more






If Beale Street Could Talk
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2006
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27593-6 (0-307-27593-0)

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the... Read more






Native Sons
Written by James Baldwin and Sol Stein
One World/Ballantine | Trade Paperback | July 2005
$13.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-46936-6 (0-345-46936-4)

James Baldwin was beginning to be recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son, established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book’s reception than Baldwin’s high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New... Read more






Just Above My Head
Written by James Baldwin
Delta | Trade Paperback | June 2000
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-385-33456-3 (0-385-33456-7)

The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience.  Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni's Room, and... Read more






The Amen Corner
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$13.95/16.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70188-7 (0-375-70188-5)

Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront churches of his childhood along with... Read more






Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1998
$15.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70189-4 (0-375-70189-3)

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable.  
  


For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into... Read more






Blues for Mister Charlie
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1995
$12.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-76178-5 (0-679-76178-0)

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where... Read more






Going to Meet the Man
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1995
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76179-2 (0-679-76179-9)

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in... Read more






Another Country
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1992
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74471-9 (0-679-74471-1)

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most... Read more






The Fire Next Time
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1992
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74472-6 (0-679-74472-X)

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is... Read more






Nobody Knows My Name
Written by James Baldwin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 1992
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74473-3 (0-679-74473-8)

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers. Read more





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