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Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin
Go Tell It on the Mountain
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"Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire - a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!" First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life... show more
"Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire - a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!" First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141185910 (0141185910)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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3.0 Go Tell It on the Mountain
But I don’t care how many times you change your ways, what’s in you is in you, and it’s got to come outI know why this book sat on my shelf for so long. I read Giovanni’s Room several years ago, and while I loved James Baldwin’s writing, I really did not care for the story, particularly the way it e...
This, that, and the other
This, that, and the other rated it
3.0 Go Tell It on the Mountain
But I don’t care how many times you change your ways, what’s in you is in you, and it’s got to come outI know why this book sat on my shelf for so long. I read Giovanni’s Room several years ago, and while I loved James Baldwin’s writing, I really did not care for the story, particularly the way it e...
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3.0 Go Tell It on the Mountain
It was his identity, and part, therefore, of that wickedness for which his father beat him and to which he clung in order to withstand his father. His father’s arm, rising and falling, might make him cry, and that voice might cause him to tremble; yet his father could never be entirely the victor, f...
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4.0 First fiction by Baldwin.
First he wrote, and first I've read, though I did read The Fire Next Time and Notes of a Native Son previously. As with his non-fiction, the man's ability to put together a perfect sentence, and then string those sentences together into a heart-stoppingly beautiful paragraph, and then do it again ...
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4.0 Review | Go Tell It On The Mountain by 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, originally published in 1953, is Baldwin’s first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, re...
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