Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin. First UK edition. First impression from 1964 on VG+ condition. There is a previous owner inscription to front endpage. No other internal markings, pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has some closed tears and chipping to extremities. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin’s breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher father and his experiences of Paris, they capture the complexity of black life at the dawn of the civil rights movement with effervescent wit and prophetic wisdom. This collection of essays look at the issue of race – attempting to retrieve black people from the abstractions of liberals and racists.
‘He named for me the things you feel but couldn’t utter. . . . Jimmy’s essays 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.
“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”
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