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  • Giovanni's Room
    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
    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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  • The Fire Next Time
    The Fire Next Time (Paperback) James Baldwin

    Sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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

    A new edition of the book many have called James Baldwin's most influential work...

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  • Go Tell it on the Mountain
    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
    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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  • Giovanni's Room
    Giovanni's Room (Hardback) James Baldwin

    David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. This title is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality.

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  • James Baldwin: Collected Essays
    James Baldwin: Collected Essays (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    "Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village".

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  • Old Greek Stories
    Old Greek Stories (Hardback) James Baldwin $34.76
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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
    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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  • James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories
    James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories (English, Hardback) James Baldwin

    Here, in a Library of America volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Ten years in the writing, its...

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  • Nothing Personal
    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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  • James Baldwin: The Last Interview
    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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  • The Cross of Redemption
    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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  • Giovanni's Room
    Giovanni's Room (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    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 complexities of the human heart.

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  • No Name in the Street
    No Name in the Street (English, Paperback) A James Baldwin

    The famed author of If Beale Street Could Talk reveals his personal response to American racism and offers a new statement on the present racial crises in Africa and the United States, in a candid, insightful portrait of his own life, set against the turbulent backdrop of the 1960s and early 1970s. Reprint.

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  • Fifty Famous Stories Retold
    Fifty Famous Stories Retold (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    This timeless collection of short stories encompasses a vast history of famous literary heroes and their romantic tales of bravery, perseverance and compassion. Beginning with Socrates and the ancient Greeks, James Baldwin narrates the stories of larger-than-life figures like Leonidas and the Brave Three Hundred, Napoleon Bonaparte, Robin Hood, Sir Walter Raleigh, and George Washington. These...

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  • The Devil Finds Work
    The Devil Finds Work (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our...

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  • Go Tell It on the Mountain
    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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  • Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone
    Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (English, Paperback) James Baldwin

    Leo Proudhammer, an African American actor, reminisces about his past life and loves, while lying in the hospital, recovering from a heart attack

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