The fire next time / James Baldwin.
- ISBN: 067974472X
- ISBN: 9780679744726
- ISBN: 9780613186391
- ISBN: 0613186397
- ISBN: 0329821563
- ISBN: 9780329821562
- Physical Description: 106 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 
- Copyright: ©1991
Originally published by Dial Press, New York, 1963.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
My dungeon shook: letter to my nephew on the one hundredth anniversary of the emancipation -- Down at the cross: letter from a region in my mind.
Contains a letter to Baldwin's nephew on the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Also describes his childhood, views on Black Muslims, and his visions.
|Study Program Information Note:||
UG Accelerated Reader AR 4.0 8.1 71298.
Reading Counts RC 9-12 10.0 8.0 14304.
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The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York. Baldwin's father was a pastor who subjected his children to poverty, abuse, and religious fanaticism. As a result, many of Baldwin's recurring themes, such as alienation and rejection, are attributable to his upbringing. Living the life of a starving artist, Baldwin went through numerous jobs, including dishwasher, office boy, factory worker, and waiter. In 1948, he moved to France, where much work originated. Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. A largely autobiographical work, it tells of the religious awakening of a fourteen-year-old. In addition to his childhood experiences, his experiences as a black man and a homosexual provided inspiration for such works as Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, and Another Country. Baldwin holds a distinguished place in American history as one of the foremost writers of both black and gay literature. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin succumbed to cancer on December 1, 1987. (Bowker Author Biography)