Notes of a Native Son

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Beacon Press | Nov 20, 2012 | ISBN 9780807006115

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    Beacon Press | Nov 20, 2012 | 192 Pages | 5-3/8 x 8 | ISBN 9780807006238

  • Hardcover$27.95

    Beacon Press | Nov 20, 2012 | ISBN 9780807006115

  • Ebook$27.95

    Beacon Press | Nov 20, 2012 | ISBN 9780807006245

Praise

“The wonderful thing about writers like Baldwin is the way we read them and come across passages that are so arresting we become breathless and have to raise our eyes from the page to keep from being spirited away.”
—Edward P. Jones, from his new introduction
 
“Written with bitter clarity and uncommon grace.”
—Time
 
“A straight-from-the-shoulder writer, writing about the troubled problems of this troubled earth with an illuminating intensity.”
—Langston Hughes, The New York Times Book Review
 
“He named for me the things you feel but couldn’t utter . . . articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time.”
—Henry Louis Gates Jr.
 
“I owe a tremendous debt to the example of his work.”
—John Edgar Wideman
 
“Baldwin’s vision, his humor, his tragically beautiful style, make this a book [to] . . . turn to for a long time.”
—Kay Boyle, The American Scholar

Table Of Contents

Introduction by Edward P. Jones
Acknowledgments
Preface to the 1984 Edition
Autobiographical Notes 

Part One
Everybody’s Protest Novel
Many Thousands Gone
Carmen Jones: The Dark is Light Enough

Part Two
The Harlem Ghetto
Journey to Atlanta
Notes of a Native Son

Part Three
Encounter on the Seine: Black Meets Brown
A Question of Identity
Equal in Paris
Stranger in the Village

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