The amen corner: a play

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Vintage Books, Feb 17, 1998 - Drama - 89 pages
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Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront churches of his childhood along with an unwavering awareness of the price those churches exacted from their worshipers.

For years Sister Margaret Alexander has moved her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety.But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path.

The Amen Corner is a play about faith and family, about the gulf between black men and black women and black fathers and black sons. It is a scalding, uplifting, sorrowful and exultant masterpiece of the modern American theater.

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

I've read James Baldwin before and when searching through plays at my local library I came across James Baldwin's play, The Amen Corner. I was shocked to believe that he actually wrote not only one ... Read full review

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I started working my way through Baldwin's essays a couple years ago, but this is his first fiction piece I've read. I loved it, and hope to get around to "Go Tell It on the Mountain" soon. A favorite ... Read full review

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A SUNDAY MORNING IN HARLEM
5
THE FOLLOWING SATURDAY AFTERNOON
35
THE NEXT MORNING
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About the author (1998)

James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. Between 1953 and 1987, Baldwin wrote over twenty books of fiction and non-fiction. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Grant, among other accolades, Baldwin was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. He died one year later.