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ISBN-10: 067974472X
ISBN-13: 9780679744726
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 12/01/1992
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.40" 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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Basically the finest essay I've ever read. . . . 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

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: 067974472X
ISBN-13: 9780679744726
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 12/01/1992
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.40" H
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