No Name in the Street (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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No Name in the Street (Vintage International) (Paperback)


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The Fire Next Time gets a lot of press, but this lesser-read work of Baldwin's is just as good, if not better.

No Name in the Street is a memoir / long essay where Baldwin talks about race, politics, and his encounters with other great Civil Rights leaders of the 20th century, including MLK and Malcolm X.

On every page, Baldwin grasps something much deeper than the actual topics on which he writes, so much so that I would confidently categorize this book under philosophy. But let's be real--he's bigger than even that.

Open this book and read just the first paragraph--you'll be hooked. 

- Clarisse

— From Clarisse

From one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century—an extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies that powerfully speaks to contemporary conversations around racism.

“It contains truth that cannot be denied.” —The Atlantic Monthly

In this stunningly personal document, James Baldwin remembers in vivid details the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness and the later events that scored his heart with pain—the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.
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, and The Fire Next Time. Among the awards he 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. Baldwin died in 1987.
Product Details ISBN: 9780307275929
ISBN-10: 0307275922
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 9th, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Vintage International
“More eloquent than W. E. B. DuBois, more penetrating than Richard Wright.... It contains truth that cannot be denied.” —The Atlantic Monthly

“Characteristically beautiful.... 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