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, Originally 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 One Saturday In March Of 1935 Of The Terms Of His Identity As The Stepson Of The Minister Of A Pentecostal Storefront Church In Harlem Baldwin S Rendering Of His Protagonist S Spiritual, Sexual, And Moral Struggle Toward Self Invention Opened New Possibilities In The American Language And In The Way Americans Understand Themselves.
See this thread for information.James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.James Baldwin offered a vital literary voice during the era of civil rights activism in the 1950s and 60s He was the eldest of nine children his stepfather was a minister At age 14, Baldwin became a preacher at the small Fireside Pentecostal Church in Harlem In the early 1940s, he transferred his faith from religion to literature Critics, however, note the impassioned cadences of Black churches are still evident in his writing.
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