The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 690 pages
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Introduction : The price of the ticket -- The Harlem ghetto -- Lockridge : "The American myth"--Journey to Atlanta -- Everybody's protest novel -- Encounter on the Seine : black meets brown -- Princes and powers -- Many thousands gone -- Stranger in the village -- A question of identity -- The male prison -- Carmen Jones : the dark is light enough -- Equal in Paris -- Notes of a native son -- Faulkner and desegregation -- The crusade of indignation -- A fly in buttermilk -- The discovery of what it means to be an American -- On Catfish Row -- Nobody knows my name -- The northern Protestant -- Fifth Avenue, uptown -- They can't turn back -- In search of a majority -- Notes for a hypothetical novel -- The dangerous road before Martin Luther King -- East River, downtown -- Alas, poor Richard -- The black boy looks at the white boy -- The new lost generation -- The creative process -- Color -- A talk to teachers -- The fire next time -- Nothing personal -- Words of a native son -- The American dream and the American Negro -- White man's guilt -- A report from occupied territory -- Negroes are anti-semitic because they're anti-white -- White racism or world community? -- Sweet Lorraine -- No name in the street -- A review of Roots -- The devil finds work -- An open letter to Mr. Carter -- Every good-bye ain't gone -- If Black English isn't a language, then tell me, what is? -- An open letter to the born again -- Dark days -- Notes on the house of bondage -- Here be dragons.
 

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THE PRICE OF THE TICKET: Collected Nonfiction 1948-1985

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Perhaps only a young black writer as prickly as the early Baldwin himself should review this, though at first it seems unreviewable by a black of any age, since Baldwin begins by rejecting blackness ... Read full review

Contents

The Harlem Ghetto
1
Journey to Atlanta
19
Black Meets
35
Many Thousands Gone
65
Stranger in the Village
79
The Male Prison
101
Notes of a Native Son
127
Faulkner and Desegregation
147
The Black Boy Looks at the White
289
The New Lost Generation
305
Color
319
The Fire Next Time
333
Nothing Personal
381
Words of a Native Son
395
White Mans Guilt
409
Negroes Are AntiSemitic Because Theyre
425

A Fly in Buttermilk
161
The Discovery of What It Means
171
The Northern Protestant
195
They Cant Turn Back
215
In Search of a Majority
229
The Dangerous Road Before
245
East River Downtown
263
White Racism or World Community?
435
No Name in the Street
449
A Review of Roots
553
An Open Letter to Mr Carter
637
An Open Letter to the Born Again
653
Notes on the House of Bondage
667
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About the author (1985)

James Baldwin's celebrated works of fiction include Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Century, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above My Head, and the short story collection Going to Meet the Man. He was also the author of a book of poetry, Jimmy's Blues, two dramatic works, Blues for Mister Charlie and The Amen Corner, and many works of nonfiction, including Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, and Notes of a Native Son. Born in Harlem in 1924, he lived for many years in France, where he died in 1987.

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