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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (Paperback) James Baldwin

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, this title presents a story of a fated love triangle that explores the conflicts between desire, conventional morality and sexual identity.

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  • Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell it on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Presents a semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.

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  • Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. This book introduces love's fascinating possibilities and extremities.

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  • Another Country by James Baldwin
    Another Country (Paperback) James Baldwin

    After Rufus Scott, an embittered and unemployed black jazz-musician commits suicide, his sister Ida and old friend Vivaldo become lovers. Yet their feelings for each other are complicated by Rufus's friends, especially the homosexual actor Eric Jones who has been Vivaldo's lover.

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  • Nothing Personal by Richard Avedon
    Nothing Personal (English, Paperback) Richard Avedon, James Baldwin

    This meticulous reprint of Richard Avedon and James Baldwin's searing monograph, Nothing Personal, explores the contradictions at the heart of American experience, juxtaposing subjects from Marilyn Monroe and Allen Ginsberg to mental asylum patients and the American Nazi party.

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  • Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo by James Baldwin
    Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    James E. Baldwin examines how the interplay of these two conceptions of Islamic law religious scholarship and royal justice undergirded legal practice in Cairo, the largest and richest city in the Ottoman provinces.

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  • Robinson Crusoe for Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by James Baldwin
    Robinson Crusoe for Children (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more than 50 others. At one time it was estimated that of all the school books in use in the United States, over half had been...

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    "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...

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  • Going to Meet the Man: Virtage International Edition by James Baldwin
    Going to Meet the Man: Virtage International Edition (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    "There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of...

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  • Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
    Notes of a Native Son (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction....

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  • James Baldwin: Later Novels by James Baldwin
    James Baldwin: Later Novels (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    James Baldwin established himself as the indispensable voice of the Civil Rights era, a figure whose prophetic exploration of the racial and sexual fissures in American society raised the consciousness of American readers. This new Library of America volume see's three of Baldwin's later novels collected for the first time; Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968), If Beale Street Could Talk...

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  • If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
    If Beale Street Could Talk (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    When a pregnant Tish's boyfriend Fonny, a sculptor, is wrongfully jailed for the rape of a Puerto Rican woman, their families unite to prove the charge false. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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  • The Cross of Redemption by James Baldwin
    The Cross of Redemption (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.

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  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    The Fire Next Time (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic

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  • Robinson Crusoe by James Baldwin
    Robinson Crusoe (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    IN the year 1719 an Englishman whose name was Daniel Defoe wrote a very long story, which he called "The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe." His story was not designed for children, and therefore it contained a great deal of hard reading. There was much in it, however, that was interesting to young people, and from that day to this, the marvelous tale of Robinson Crusoe has been a...

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  • To Be Young, Gifted and Black by Lorraine Hansberry
    To Be Young, Gifted and Black (English, Paperback) Lorraine Hansberry

    Detailing the black experience in mid-twentieth-century America, this candid biography features selections from the works of the late African-American playwright, including play excerpts, autobiographical sketches, poetry, and drawings. Reissue.

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  • James Baldwin: The Last Interview by James Baldwin
    James Baldwin: The Last Interview (English, Paperback) James Baldwin, Quincy Troupe

    'I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.' James Baldwin lived by that creed. When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe travelled to the south of France to interview a critically ill James Baldwin, they knew it was his last chance to speak at length about his life and work. The result is one of the most...

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  • Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin
    Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    All of the published poetry of James Baldwin, including six significant poems previously only available in a limited edition...

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Go Tell It on the Mountain (Hardback) James Baldwin

    'Go back to where you started, or as far back as you can, examine all of it, travel your road again and tell the truth about it. Sing or shout or testify or keep it to yourself: but know whence you came.'Originally published in 1953, Go Tell it on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem.

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