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Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
Go Tell it on the Mountain
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James Baldwin's stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of... show more
James Baldwin's stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, starkly contrasting the attitudes of two generations of an embattled family, Go Tell It On The Mountain is an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in a dramatic struggle and of a society confronting inevitable change.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440330073 (0440330076)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
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philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
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...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
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 ...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it
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...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 Go Tell It on the Mountain
So as I said initially this book was a little bit weird for me. I think it's because we follow several characters and I thought the latter half of the book just was not that great because of all of the jumping around that takes place.The main part of the story takes place in Harlem in the 1930s. The...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: Go Tell it on the Mountain
No doubt, James Baldwin had a mastery of the English language. There is a lilt to his words that echoes the classics of literature. With its religious theme, Go Tell It on the Mountain nearly comes across seamlessly as another testament of the Bible. I believe this was Baldwin's intention, but if no...
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