No Name in the Street

No Name in the Street

Book - 2007
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This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his return to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780307275929
Branch Call Number: 305.896 B181n 2007
Characteristics: 197 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

Everyone should be reading James Baldiwn's essays. They have lost none of their clear eyed intensity and quiet fury. If you read his collections chronologically, you find that, while his voice remains intelligent and focused, the anger becomes more palpable. This 1972 volume mixes memoir, reportage, and analysis. Written in the wake of the assassinations of Martin, Malcolm, Medger, it's an urgent salvo from the front lines of the 1960s and the combustible racial tensions of the era. A vital piece of work.


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