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If Beale Street Could Talk Library Binding – Import, 10 October 2006

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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""

"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"

" 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"

"If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one."
--Michael Ondaatje
"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"

About the Author

James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Go Tell It on the Mountain"; "Notes of a Native Son"; "Giovanni s Room"; "Nobody Knows My Name"; "Another Country"; "The Fire Next Time"; "Nothing Personal"; "Blues for Mister Charlie"; "Going to Meet the Man"; "The Amen Corner"; "Tell Me How Long the Train s Been Gone"; "One Day When I Was Lost"; "If Beale Street Could Talk"; "The Devil Finds Work"; "Little Man," "Little Man";" Just Above My Head"; "The Evidence of Things Not Seen"; "Jimmy s Blues"; and "The Price of the Ticket." Among the awards he has received are a Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a "Partisan Review" Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. He died in 1987."

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  • Item Weight : 249 g
  • ISBN-10 : 1627652795
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1627652797
  • Library Binding : 197 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 12.95 x 1.78 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning (10 October 2006)
  • Language: : English
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