Go Tell It on the Mountain
Score: 4.5
From 87 Ratings

Go Tell It on the Mountain


  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Release Date : 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 7061642 Bytes


“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 under...

Giovanni s Room
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

Giovanni s Room


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Americans
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0141032944


Giovanni s Room Book Description :

When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love . . . ....

Giovanni s Room
Score: 4
From 37 Ratings

Giovanni s Room


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101907740


Giovanni s Room Book Description :

"The groundbreaking novel by one of the most important twentieth-century American writers--now in an Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics hardcover edition. Giovanni's Room is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality. David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. With sharp, probing insight, James Baldwin's classic narrative delves into the mystery of love and tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. Introduction by Colm Toibin"--...

Giovanni s Room

Giovanni s Room


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Homosexuality
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:29252453


Giovanni s Room Book Description :

This edition was specially created in 1993 for Quality Paperback Book Club by arrangement with Doubleday ......

James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination

James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination


  • Author : Matt Brim
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-26
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472052349


James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination Book Description :

Stepping back to examine the relationship between James Baldwin and queer theory, Brim unveils new critical insights that their complicated pairing provides...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States  2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes


  • Author : Emmanuel S. Nelson
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2009-07-14
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313348600


Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States 2 volumes Book Description :

In this two-volume work, hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries survey contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer American literature and its social contexts. • Hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries discuss authors, literary works, movements, genres, and social issues • An alphabetical list of entries offers a quick survey of the encyclopedia's contents • A guide to related topics quickly and conveniently directs readers to entries likely to interest them • Bibliographies for specific entries help students find sources of additional information on specialized topics • A selected, general bibliography directs students to the most helpful print and electronic resources on contemporary LGBTQ American literature...

Go Tell It on the Mountain
Score: 3.5
From 62 Ratings

Go Tell It on the Mountain


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345806550


Go Tell It on the Mountain Book Description :

“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 under...

If Beale Street Could Talk
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

If Beale Street Could Talk


  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804149679


If Beale Street Could Talk Book Description :

In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and ...

The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin

The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin


  • Author : Michele Elam
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107043039


The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin Book Description :

This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century. Black, gay, and gifted, he was hailed as a "spokesman for the race," although he personally, and controversially, eschewed titles and classifications of all kinds. Individual essays examine his classic novels and nonfiction as well as his work across lesser-examined domains: poetry, music, theatre, sermon, photo-text, children's literature, public media, comedy, and artistic collaboration. In doing so, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin captures the power and influence of his work during the civil rights era as well as his relevance in the "post-race" transnational twenty-fi...