Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International)

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Vintage International) Author James Baldwin
ISBN-10 0345806549
ISBN-13 9780345806543
Year 2013-09-12
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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 of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935 Baldwin s rendering of his protagonist s spiritual sexual and moral struggle of self invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves

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