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Go Tell it on the Mountain - James Baldwin
Go Tell it on the Mountain
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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,... show more
"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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385334570 (0385334575)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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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...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0 Suddenly alight
When I first read this book I was quite mystified by it, because I'm a very convergent thinker. It's only in maturity that I've begun, little by little & with much help from literature, to understand that people think differently from each other, contradict themselves and change their minds, and wri...
elisas8
elisas8 rated it
4.0 Go Tell It on the Mountain
oh, james baldwin. this book is wonderfully, beautifully written. the more i read him, the more i like him. this was his first published novel and it is superb. i write that even knowing that i missed a lot of it because i don't have the religious (specifically christian) knowledge that is the f...
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