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  • Go Tell It on the Mountainby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 7.99

    “ 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... more...

  • Blues for Mister Charlieby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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 once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard... more...

  • Four Great Americans; Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincolnby James Baldwin

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions... more...

  • Just Above My Headby James Baldwin

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    This is the ficional story of the great gospel singer Arthur Montana. Arthur was found dead in the basement of a London pub at the age of thirty-nine, yet he lives on in this memoir. Written by Hall, his brother and manager, it is in part a subtle and moving study of the treacherous ebb and flow of memory. Set against a vividly drawn background... more...

  • Giovanni's Roomby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    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 unspoken... more...

  • If Beale Street Could Talkby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    In this honest and stunning novel, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, 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 sad.... more...

  • The Devil Finds Workby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    James Baldwin At The Movies...  Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man...  These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin...  and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin... more...

  • The Amen Cornerby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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 an unwavering awareness of the price those churches exacted from... more...

  • Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Goneby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    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 the intoxicating world of the theater lies... more...

  • The Fire Next Timeby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    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 an intensely personal and provocative... more...