The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 067974472X
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.

The Fire This Time A New Generation Speaks About Race

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 1501126350
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A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words are important, because of their power to both cleanse and to clarify” (USA TODAY).

In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers. “An absolutely indispensable anthology” (Booklist, starred review), The Fire This Time shines a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestles with our current predicament, and imagines a better future.

Envisioned as a response to The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin’s groundbreaking 1963 essay collection, these contemporary writers reflect on the past, present, and future of race in America. We’ve made significant progress in the fifty-odd years since Baldwin’s essays were published, but America is a long and painful distance away from a “post-racial society”—a truth we must confront if we are to continue to work towards change. Baldwin’s “fire next time” is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about; The Fire This Time “seeks to place the shock of our own times into historical context and, most importantly, to move these times forward” (Vogue).

James Baldwin Collected Essays Notes Of A Native Son Nobody Knows My Name The Fire Next Time No Name In The Street The Devil Finds Work Other Essays Library Of America

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1883011523
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"Collected Essays" is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto", "Everybody's Protest Novel", Many Thousands Gone", and "Stranger in the Village" .

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 3836551039
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First published in 1963, James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America's so-called "Negro problem." As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influential explorations of 1960s race relations, weaving thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the "land of the free." Now, James Baldwin's rich, raw, and ever relevant prose is reprinted in a letterpress edition with more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing for vital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders-including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith-and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March. Rounding out the edition are Schapiro's stories from the field, a new introduction by civil rights legend and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, captions by Marcia Davis of The Washington Post, and an essay by Gloria Baldwin Karefa-Smart, who was with her brother James in Sierra Leone when he started to work on the story. The result is a remarkable visual and textual record of one of the most important and enduring struggles of the American experience. Marking the year of the original publication of the book and Schapiro's photographs, The Fire Next Time is limited to 1,963 copies including: Collector's Edition of 1,813 numbered copies, each signed by Steve Schapiro, featuring: Silk-screened hardcover with an embossed paper case. Letterpress printed text on a natural uncoated paper. Facsimile reproductions of ephemera from the era.

Between The World And Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0812993543
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Praise for Between the World and Me

“Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”The Boston Globe

“Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”The Washington Post

“Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”Vogue

“A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”The New Yorker

“Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”Entertainment Weekly

Go Tell It On The Mountain The Fire Next Time If Beale Street Could Talk

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Black Expressions Book Club
ISBN: 1582880824
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Black Expressions 2nd volume of its new series, featuring three works by the masterful James Baldwin. Baldwin's first novel, the instant classic "Go Tell It on the Mountain" focuses on John, a teenage boy in Harlem who longs for both salvation and damnation, the novel examines two days and a very long night in the lives of several members of John's fundamentalist church. "The Fire Next Time" is Baldwin's plea in two masterful essays to "end the racial nightmare." Baldwin's novel "If Beale Street Could Talk" is one of his most popular works today. Fonny and Tish are a young New York City couple in love, excited to begin a life together. When Fonny, a talented artist living in the city's West Village, falls afoul of a policeman, with a vendetta, he finds himself locked up for a crime he didn't commit.

Memorable Quotations James Baldwin

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Diana J. Dell
ISBN: B00746OP04
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James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) was born in Harlem, New York City. The firstborn of nine children, his stepfather was a minister. When he was fourteen, Baldwin became a preacher at the small Fireside Pentecostal Church in Harlem. After graduating from high school, he moved to Greenwich Village. In the early 1940s, he shifted his faith from religion to literature. Critics, though, note the fervent cadences of Black churches are still apparent in his writing. Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), his initial novel, is a partly autobiographical description of his youth. His essay collections, Notes of a Native Son (1955), Nobody Knows My Name (1961), and The Fire Next Time (1963), were effective in informing a large white audience.

From 1948, Baldwin made his home mainly in the south of France, but often returned to the United States to lecture or teach. He began spending half of each year in New York City in 1957. His novels include Giovanni's Room (1956), about a white American expatriate who must come to terms with his homosexuality, and Another Country (1962), about racial and gay sexual anxieties among New York intellectuals. His inclusion of gay themes resulted in a lot of ferocious criticism from the Black community. Baldwin's play, Blues for Mister Charlie, was produced in 1964. Going to Meet the Man (1965) and Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968) presented compelling descriptions of American racism. As an openly gay man, he became more and more candid in attacking discrimination against lesbian and gay people.

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804149720
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At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document.

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141963778
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The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation' ...

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 067974472X
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The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic.

The Fire This Time

Author: Jesmyn Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501126350
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"Ward takes James Baldwin's 1963 examination of race in America, The Fire Next Time, as a jumping off point for this ... collection of essays and poems about race from ... voices of her generation and our time"--

12 Million Black Voices

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9781560254461
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The author of Native Son paired with three photographers in the 1930s to chronicle black life in America and this book was the result--a vivid portrait of African-American life, from sharecroppers in Mississippi to storefront churches in ...

No Fire Next Time

Author: Patrick D. Joyce
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801488900
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African Americans in Los Angeles have sustained few long-term boycotts of Korean American businesses—but the absence of "routine" contention there goes hand in hand with the large-scale riots of 1992 and continuous acts of individual ...

Between The World And Me

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0679645985
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Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES ...

The Fire This Time

Author: Randall Kenan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780863566776
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The author of "Walking on Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century" brings James Baldwin's classic "The Fire Next Time" into the post-Katrina era in this meditation on race which asks: How far have we come?