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The Fire Next Time: My Dungeon Shook; Down at the Cross (Penguin Modern Classics) by [James Baldwin]

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The Fire Next Time: My Dungeon Shook; Down at the Cross (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition

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"So eloquent in its passion and so scorching in its candor that it is bound to unsettle any reader. As a novelist and writer of uncommon talent, James Baldwin plunges to the human heart of the matter." --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans' refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet-activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.

Jesse Martin is an accomplished actor and singer on the stage and screen. He has spent nine seasons as Detective Edward Green on the perennial hit Law & Order. In the theater, Martin originated the role of Thomas B. "Tom" Collins in Jonathan Larson's award-winning musical Rent. He also reprised his role in the film adaptation. An alumnus of NYU and a classically trained stage actor, Martin currently resides in Manhattan.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • File size : 566 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 130 pages
  • Publisher : Penguin; New Ed edition (25 January 1990)
  • ASIN : B003P9XE3I
  • Language: : English
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 067974472X
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
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