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Notes of a native son / [electronic resource] James Baldwin.

By: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c1984, c1955Description: xvi, 175 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0807064319 (pbk.) :; 9780807064313 (pbk.); 0745300596 (pbk); 9780745300597 (pbk).Subject(s): United States -- Race relations | African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 | Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 | United States African Americans Social conditions, 1950-1955 | Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 | Noirs américains -- Droits | Noirs américains -- Conditions sociales -- Jusqu'à 1964 | États-Unis -- Relations raciales | États-Unis -- Relations interethniques | Aufsatzsammlung | Rassendiskriminierung | USADDC classification: 305.8/96073 Other classification: HU 3093 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Everybody's protest novel -- Many thousands gone -- Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough -- The Harlem ghetto -- Journey to Atlanta -- Notes of a Native Son -- Encounter on the Seine: Black meets Brown -- A question of identity -- Equal in Paris -- Stranger in the village.
Summary: Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written. "He named for me the things you feel but couldn't utter. . . . Jimmy's essays articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time."
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Everybody's protest novel -- Many thousands gone -- Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough -- The Harlem ghetto -- Journey to Atlanta -- Notes of a Native Son -- Encounter on the Seine: Black meets Brown -- A question of identity -- Equal in Paris -- Stranger in the village.

Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written. "He named for me the things you feel but couldn't utter. . . . Jimmy's essays articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time."

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