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The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial... show more
A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679744726 (067974472X)
ASIN: 067974472X
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
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learn by going
learn by going rated it
5.0 The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
There they (police officers) stood, in twos and threes and fours, in their Cub Scout uniforms and with their Cub Scout faces, totally unprepared, as is the way with American he-men, for anything that could not be settled with a club or a fist or a gun. Terrible how much this text is still relevant,...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
4.0 The Fire Next Time
"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line" ισχυρίζεται ο W. E. B. DuBois.Τη συγκεκριμένη συλλογή απαρτίζουν δύο κείμενα, το πρώτο είναι ένα γράμμα του συγγραφέα προς τον ανηψιό του, με διδακτικό, συμβουλευτικό χαρακτήρα, εν είδει προετοιμασίας για τον λευκό κόσμο ο οποίο...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it
4.0 The Fire Next Time
"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line" ισχυρίζεται ο W. E. B. DuBois.Τη συγκεκριμένη συλλογή απαρτίζουν δύο κείμενα, το πρώτο είναι ένα γράμμα του συγγραφέα προς τον ανηψιό του, με διδακτικό, συμβουλευτικό χαρακτήρα, εν είδει προετοιμασίας για τον λευκό κόσμο ο οποίο...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
5.0 This short book written decades ago, is till true today.
The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin As I began to read the first of two letters in this brief book written in 1963, I was struck by the message which seemed to contain elements of hopeless resignation and self-loathing. It was a letter that outlined injustice and placed blame on many shoulders. It ope...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
5.0 The Fire Next Time
The write is just gorgeous. I feel like I'l listen and relisten to this every time I want something with spectacular prose. I really needed this after a couple middling pop history books.I'm very clearly not the intended audience for this, but I enjoyed the content nonetheless. I can see why Coates ...
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