The fire next time

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Vintage International, 1963 - Biography & Autobiography - 106 pages
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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 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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User Review  - Curtis Ackie - Goodreads

Baldwin's understanding of the struggle eases the pain, and his compassion fills the heart. It is surely a sign of brilliance that he makes the tying together of his words seem so effortless. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

So I think I should start with a note-- I kinda expect that I'm a little late in coming to this book, and that this book is probably something that most educated people encounter at some point quite ... Read full review

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