Like the blues--sweet, sad, and full of truth--this masterful work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love--the affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of the black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous Tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale... a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.
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"If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one."
"A major work of black American fiction... His best novel yet, even Baldwin's most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it."
--The New Republic
"Emotional dynamite... a powerful assault upon the cynicism that seems today to drain our determination to confront deep social problems."
"A moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless."
--The New York Times Book Review
James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including Go Tell It on the Mountain; Notes of a Native Son; Giovanni’s Room; Nobody Knows My Name; Another Country; The Fire Next Time; Nothing Personal; Blues for Mister Charlie; Going to Meet the Man; The Amen Corner; Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone; One Day When I Was Lost; If Beale Street Could Talk; The Devil Finds Work; Little Man, Little Man; Just Above My Head; The Evidence of Things Not Seen; Jimmy’s Blues; and The Price of the Ticket. Among the awards he has received are a Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986. He died in 1987.
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Descrizione libro Signet Jun. 1975, 1975. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Paperback Fiction Original Near fine; 44623. Codice libro della libreria 44623
Descrizione libro Signet, NYC USA, 1977. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Mass market paperback, VG, please see seller photos of both covers (and spine, if pertinent.) Covers clean, with VL-L normal wear. Pages white, unmarked (one sentence is underlined in ink), not bent and edges VL tan, page block edges dyed yellow. Non text front pages have light wrinkles middle. Solid binding, spine L creased-book is supple and strong, small previous owner name inside front cover, not ex lib, no remainder marks. Printed and published in the U.S.A., in March, 1975-the first Signet paperback edition, this is the Tenth printing, no date given. No odors. Outstanding service since 2000, unconditionally guaranteed, full refund. Daily USPS from NW Indiana, always with domestic tracking. Bagged and padded in a clean, heavy homemade cardboard flat-or a box. Thank you for reading books. Codice libro della libreria FF4575