Go Tell It on the Mountain | James Baldwin

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Go Tell It on the Mountain | James Baldwin

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263 pages | Vintage Books

From the publisher:

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

From Bookspace:

This American classic tells the story of a god-fearing 1950's Harlem family in the grips of the guilt of sin. Told from each family member's perspective, it's one of those great lessons in forgiveness and empathy. I just read it and I loved it.

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