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Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Penguin Modern Classics) Kindle Edition
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''He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being--which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer.'' --The Nation
''James Baldwin's story of the mid-century African American experience is told in the first person by the character Leo Proudhammer, ably voiced here by Kevin Kenerly.'' --AudioFile --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B07J1XVK88
- Publisher : Penguin (25 October 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 1530 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 384 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #377,418 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from other countries
This work remains a rich study of our past and a mirror to look into when we forget where we are from and how much further we are to go as a species, and race. And race is very important despite what some would make us believe, and the importance has very little to do with our conceptions and dogmas, the importance lies in its unimportant aspect which only logical minds will ever reach. Good read!
However, I returned it (after a tantalizing 30 pages of straight suspense) only to get a new copy with a DIFFERENT thirty pages substituted for a DIFFERENT thirty pages of that SAME mystery novel! Returned again. Going to get it from the library.
Just order from a different provider...