If Beale Street Could Talk (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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We are in Harlem, the black soul of New York City, in the era of Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. The narrator of Baldwin’s novel is Tish nineteen, and pregnant. Her lover Fonny, father of her child, is in jail accused of rape. Flashbacks from their love affair are woven into the compelling struggle of two families to win justice for Fonny. To this love story James Baldwin brings a spare and impassioned intensity, charging it with universal resonance and power.

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" One of the best books Baldwin has ever written- perhaps the best of all." - "The Philadelphia Inquirer" " A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless." - "Joyce Carol Oates" " If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our twentiethth-century one." "- Michael Ondaatje" " Striking and particularly haunting. . . . A beauty, especially in its rendering of youthful passion." - "Cosmopolitan" " A major work of black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it." - "The New Republic" " Emotional dynamite... a powerful assault upon the cynicism that seems today to drain our determination to confront deep social problems." - "Library Journal" " A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless." - "The New York Times Book Review"

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Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.

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