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Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

Baldwin, James

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ISBN 10: 0312442475 / ISBN 13: 9780312442477
Published by St. Martin's/Bloomsbury, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing of the US edition. Black binding, gilt titles. Book unread, fine with paper bright. DJ near fine with a small dent to front panel. 73 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 2628

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Title: Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

Publisher: St. Martin's/Bloomsbury, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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A collection of poetry echoes many of the themes and lyricism of Baldwin's essays and novels

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To his achievements as novelist, essayist, and playwright, Baldwin adds this collection of 19 lyrics that merge intense feeling against racism and oppression with a streetwise yet visionary poetic voice. In the powerful and earthy cadences of the blues traditionthe black's tragic voicehe confronts the destructive uses of power and asks us to reassess what constitutes a just society. In place of bitterness he offers compassion, and he looks beyond the rhetoric of protest, of personal and national failure, to "the palace of wisdom." His upbeat conclusion is "Our children are/ the morning star." Frank Allen, Assoc. Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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