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Notes of a Native Son
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Notes of a Native Son (Paperback)

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'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story'



James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher father and his experiences of Paris, they capture the complexity of black life at the dawn of the civil rights movement with effervescent wit and prophetic wisdom.



'A classic ... In a divided America, James Baldwin's fiery critiques reverberate anew' Washington Post



'Edgy and provocative, entertainingly satirical' Robert McCrum, Guardian



'Cemented his reputation as a cultural seer ... Notes of a Native Son endures as his defining work, and his greatest' Time

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesSocial discrimination Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 02/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9780241334003  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in Harlem in 1924, James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, play wright, poet, social critic, and the author of more than twenty books. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay col lection The Fire Next Time was a bestseller that made him an influential figure in the civil rights movement. Baldwin spent many years in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in 1987.

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