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Synopsis: 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
About the Author:
James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His essays, such as “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-twentieth-century America. A Harlem, New York, native, he primarily made his home in the south of France.
His novels include Giovanni’s Room (1956), about a white American expatriate who must come to terms with his homosexuality, and Another Country (1962), about racial and gay sexual tensions among New York intellectuals. His inclusion of gay themes resulted in much savage criticism from the black community. Going to Meet the Man (1965) and Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone (1968) provided powerful descriptions of American racism. As an openly gay man, he became increasingly outspoken in condemning discrimination against lesbian and gay people.
Title: Notes of a Native Son (Beacon Paperback)
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FCHD000GDN_ns
Book Description Beacon Press, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0807064319
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, 1990. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Poor. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Ethnic Studies>General. Book: USED, Poor. Bookseller Inventory # 01978080706431337. Bookseller Inventory # 01978080706431337
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008527249
Book Description Beacon Press, USA, 1984. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Soft covers. No inscriptions. Not ex library. A Fine copy from 1984. Not faded at all. The soft covers are fine, bright and clean and there is no shelfwear. No nicks or tears. Corners are fine. The book itself is fine also. The pages are not faded or foxed. The pages are bright and clean and the spine is tight. 175 pages. Light to post in the UK. "He named for me the things you couldn't utter - 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 superb copy considering its age. Bookseller Inventory # 002887
Book Description Mar 01, 1992. Book Condition: Used: Good. Offered by the UK. charity Langdon: Supporting young men and women with disabilities. Bookseller Inventory # box484/daryll91
Book Description Beacon Press, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: UsedGood. The book is in overall good condition!! Cover shows some edge wear and corners are lightly worn. Pages show MAY show some Underlining/highlighting.If you are not happy with your product, contact us before leaving feedback and we will make it right! Fast shipping. No Hassle Return Policy. Please contact us immediately for any discrepancy with any order. Bookseller Inventory # 012434
Book Description HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT, 1990. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. New Arrivals. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978080706431309. Bookseller Inventory # 02978080706431309
Book Description BEACON PRESS, BOSTON, 1984. PAPER BACK. Book Condition: GOOD. Pictorial cover in very good condition. Book includes the Author's 1984 preface. Pages are clean and text is clear. DATE PUBLISHED: 1984 EDITION: 175. Bookseller Inventory # 103174
Book Description Beacon Press, 1984. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780807064313-3