Later Novels: Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone / If Beale Street Could Talk / Just Above My Head


Author: James Baldwin

With such landmark novels as Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni’s Room, and the essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin established himself as the indispensable literary voice of the Civil Rights era, a figure whose prophetic exploration of the racial and sexual fissures in American society challenged and electrified American read….Read More

6 Books Similar to Later Novels: Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone / If Beale Street Could Talk / Just Above My Head

Giovanni’s Room

An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a… Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, Biography, Psychological Fiction

The Fire Next Time

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… Continue Reading Posted in: Addresses, African American Authors, Afro Americans, Essays, Lectures

Another Country

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadSet in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial,… Continue Reading Posted in: African Americans Social Conditions, Fiction In English, Jazz Musicians

Going to Meet the Man

Few, it seems to me, have driven their words with such passion' Guardian,,How our earliest experiences can shape our destiny is the theme that runs like a thread of revelation… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Fiction, Short Stories

If Beale Street Could Talk

Like the blues - sweet, and full of truth - this masterly work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love… Continue Reading Posted in: Classics, Cultural, Fiction

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