The Fire Next Time
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Release Date : 26 June 2022
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 13 : 3836551039

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Book excerpt: First published in 1963, James Baldwin's A Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America's so-called ldquo;Negro problemrdquo;. As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its uncompromising account of black experience in the United States, it is considered to this day one of the most articulate and influential expressions of 1960s race relations. The book consists of two essays, ldquo;My Dungeon Shook mdash; Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,rdquo; and ldquo;Down At The Cross mdash; Letter from a Region of My Mind.rdquo; It weaves thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the so-say ldquo;land of the freerdquo;, insisting on the inequality implicit to American society. ldquo;You were born where you were born and faced the future that you facedrdquo;, Baldwin writes to his nephew, ldquo;because you were black and for no other reason.rdquo; His profound sense of injustice is matched by a robust belief in ldquo;monumental dignityrdquo;, in patience, empathy, and the possibility of transforming America into ldquo;what America must become.rdquo;

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The Fire Next Time

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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Literary Collections
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Genre : African American authors
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Genre : History
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Genre : Fiction
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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Literary Collections
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