By James Baldwin
(Vintage, Paperback, 9781400033942, 208pp.)
Publication Date: January 6, 2004
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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.
“One of the few genuinely indispensable writers.” —The Saturday Review
In his internationally acclaimed novels, short stories, plays and essays, James Baldwin was and remains a powerfully prophetic voice in the American literary landscape, fearlessly brooding upon issues such as race, sex, politics, and art. His literary achievement is a lasting legacy about what it means to be American.
Vintage Baldwin includes the short story “Sonny’s Blues”; the galvanizing civil rights examination “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation”; the essays “Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem,” “The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American,” and “Nobody Knows My Name: A Letter from the South”; and excerpts from the novel Another Country and the play The Amen Corner.