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James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on a Mountain / Giovanni's Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man

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Dive into the profound narratives of James Baldwin with the Library of America's collection edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, titled "James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories: Go Tell It on the Mountain / Giovanni's Room / Another Country / Going to Meet the Man." Published on January 1, 1998, this compilation encapsulates Baldwin's eloquent exploration of personal and societal conflicts. From the religious and sexual tensions in a young preacher’s son in 1930s Harlem in "Go Tell It on the Mountain" to the heartrending dilemmas of identity and self-acceptance in "Giovanni’s Room," Baldwin’s narratives are as poignant as they are insightful. "Another Country" stretches further into the intricacies of racial and sexual boundaries through the turbulent lives intertwined by a jazz musician's tragic fate. The collection also includes "Going to Meet the Man," featuring "Sonny’s Blues," a compelling tale of a musician's battle with addiction and his pursuit of light amidst darkness. Ideal for college students, this anthology not only enriches understanding of racial justice and gender equality but also challenges readers to reflect on Baldwin’s enduring question: How do we triumph over suffering? Engage with these timeless stories and uncover the layers of human emotions and societal challenges that Baldwin so masterfully portrays.
Published by Library of America on January 1, 1998
992 pages
ISBN: 9781883011512
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