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Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin




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In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. 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.

With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.

"With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details ... a] feverish story." --The New York Times

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Overview

In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity. 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.

With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.

"With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details ... a] feverish story." --The New York Times

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780375701870
  • ISBN-10: 0375701877
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 226
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.26 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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