Go Tell It on the Mountain. James Baldwin.

Go Tell It on the Mountain

New York: Vintage, 2013. Reprint. Paperback. 263 pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm]; illustrated wraps. New. Item #56814
ISBN: 9780345806543

"'Mountain,' Baldwin said, 'is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.' Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves."

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