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The Resource Early novels and stories, James Baldwin

Early novels and stories, James Baldwin

Label
Early novels and stories
Title
Early novels and stories
Statement of responsibility
James Baldwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer
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Summary
A collection of stories penned by one of the greatest African-American writers of the postwar era includes such works as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country, and Going to Meet the Man
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10513291
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
A6 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
97
Target audience
adult
Label
Early novels and stories, James Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go tell it on the mountain -- Giovanni's room -- Another country -- Going to meet the man
Control code
20755379
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
970 pages
Isbn
9781883011512
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97023028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 97023028
Label
Early novels and stories, James Baldwin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Go tell it on the mountain -- Giovanni's room -- Another country -- Going to meet the man
Control code
20755379
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
970 pages
Isbn
9781883011512
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97023028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC) 97023028

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