James Baldwin: The Fire Next time (Vintage 1968 Edition)

James Baldwin: The Fire Next time (Vintage 1968 Edition)

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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 from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. 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 literature.

*This is a vintage edition with cover and first 3 pages singed (to great "patina" effect considering the title and cover review quote) but book is completely legible and intact.