The Fire Next Time

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Publisher Description

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today.  

"Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates
 
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 from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. 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 literature.

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
1992
December 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Morenom_k ,

Sweet, Angry, Hope, and educational

The book was a great read. It spoke a lot of issues that are still relevant today. It was masterfully written. Mr. Baldwin left me with a hopeful feeling of change. Thank you

Dacamwill ,

Wow

This book was exceptional. I believe that it should be part of the curriculum in some if not all high schools. This is the basis of who we are as a people.

Searose71 ,

Beautifully profound

A must read. The relevance and parallel of our lives today
A brilliant writer whose words & knowledge flow masterfully poetic.

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