The Fire Next Time

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9780140022377: The Fire Next Time

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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Since it was first published, this famous study of the Black Problem in America has become a classic. Powerful, haunting and prophetic, it sounds a clarion warning to the world.

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

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

"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"

-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

"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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JAMES BALDWIN
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (1970)
ISBN 10: 0140022376 ISBN 13: 9780140022377
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