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Notes of a Native Son

Written by James Baldwin
Foreword by Edward P. Jones


Notes of a Native Son
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Category: Literary Criticism & Collections - African-American & Black; Social Science - Black Studies (Global); Literary Criticism & Collections - American - African-American
Imprint: Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: November 2012
Price: $27.95
Can. Price: $33.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0611-5 (0-8070-0611-4)
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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.



 
A new edition published on the twenty-fifth anniversary of Baldwin’s death, including a new introduction by an important contemporary writer

Since its original publication in 1955, this first nonfiction collection of essays by James Baldwin remains an American classic. His impassioned essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written.

“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

“Written with bitter clarity and uncommon grace.” –Time

“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.





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