Go Tell it on the Mountain
"Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire--a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!" First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.
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Review: Go Tell it on the MountainUser Review - Liza - Goodreads
It was confusing at times and I wish someone could help me understand. I felt that the writing was deep, but I could not penetrate the surface. I often have this feeling when I read poetry. Read full review
Review: Go Tell it on the MountainUser Review - Crystal Belle - Goodreads
I love Baldwin, but this was not one of my favorites. Excellent themes with regard to black masculinity and the consequences of slavery. What frustrated me was the inconsistency of the narrative at times... Dense prose and too little dialogue. Read full review