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Go Tell It on the Mountain - a book by Baldwin, James

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain( )
Author: Baldwin, James
Series title:Vintage International Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

"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 power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / African American / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.17 x 6.87 x 0.76 Inches
Book Weight:0.3 Pounds
Author Biography
Baldwin, James (Author)
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York. Baldwin's father was a pastor who subjected his children to poverty, abuse, and religious fanaticism. As a result, many of Baldwin's recurring themes, such as alienation and rejection, are attributable to his upbringing.

Living the life of a starving artist, Baldwin went through numerous jobs, including dishwasher, office boy, factory worker, and waiter. In 1948, he moved to France, where much work originated. Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. A largely autobiographical work, it tells of the religious awakening of a fourteen-year-old. In addition to his childhood experiences, his experiences as a black man and a homosexual provided inspiration for such works as Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, and Another Country.

Baldwin holds a distinguished place in American history as one of the foremost writers of both black and gay literature. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights movement.

Baldwin succumbed to cancer on December 1, 1987.


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