Go Tell It on the Mountain (Deluxe Edition): A Novel (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Go Tell It on the Mountain (Deluxe Edition): A Novel (Vintage International) (Paperback)

By James Baldwin, Roxane Gay (Introduction by)

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A deluxe edition of James Baldwin's haunting coming-of-age story, with a new introduction by Roxane Gay and a stunning package.

Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem. 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 Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understood themselves.
JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593688977
ISBN-10: 059368897X
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage International