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ISBN-10: 0679601511
ISBN-13: 9780679601517
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 07/06/2021
Dimensions: 7.52" L, 4.94" W, 0.57" H

The Fire Next Time

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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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"Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle . . . all presented in searing, brilliant prose that James Baldwin gives us no matter what form he is working in."The New York Times Book Review

"Basically the finest essay I've ever read. It's technically two essays but it feels like one. [James] Baldwin refused to hold anyone's hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you."–Ta-Nehisi Coates, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award winner Between the World and Me

"It was as if I sat on my porch steps with a wise father, a kind, present uncle, who said this to me. Told me I was worthy of love. Told me I was worth something in the world. Told me I was a human being."–Jesmyn Ward, editor of The Fire This Time and author of the National Book Award winner Sing, Unburied, Sing

"So eloquent in its passion and so scorching in its candor that it is bound to unsettle any reader."The Atlantic

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ISBN-10: 0679601511
ISBN-13: 9780679601517
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 07/06/2021
Dimensions: 7.52" L, 4.94" W, 0.57" H
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