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Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin - second printing - February 1964 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 42490)

Go Tell It On The Mountain

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

by James Baldwin

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About This Item

February 1964 this copy was published Nearly 60 years ago!
A magnificent piece of literature.
This copy is rough and worn but feels good to handle and the heavy texture of the pages is nice to touch. The printing is bold. Glue residue from where the library pocket once was.
The dustjacket book blurb flap has been clipped from the jacket and attached to the first free endpaper,

Synopsis

Written over a span of ten years, Go Tell It on the Mountain is James Baldwin’s first completed novel. The story follows John Grimes, a bright teen living in Harlem in the 1930s, as he explores relationships with his family and his church. On a basic level, Go Tell It on the Mountain is a coming of age story, yet the novel gains complexity as the omniscient narrator interweaves John’s story with the stories of his mother, father, and aunt. In addition to the Grimes family, a main focus of the text is the function of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, which Baldwin argues to be a source of moral hypocrisy and repression. And with a title like Go Tell It on the Mountain , it is no surprise that the novel contains has many biblical references throughout. The novel is generally accepted as semi-autobiographical. Like the protagonist, Baldwin grew up in Harlem. Neither had a relationship with their biological fathers and both resented their religious fanatic stepfathers. Also like John, Baldwin underwent a religious awakening as a young adult. Go Tell It on the Mountain is ranked 39th on Modern Library’s “100 Best” English-language novels of the 20th century and is also listed on TIME’s “100 Best Novels” (since 1923). In 1984, ABC produced a made-for-television movie based on the novel. -

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On Aug 5 2012, JasonCampbell said:
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Seller
Pontaccio US (US)
Seller Inventory #
42490
Title
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Author
James Baldwin
Format/binding
Dark gray stained cloth no dustjacket Out of a country library in upstate New York
Book condition
Used - FAIR+
Quantity available
1
Edition
second printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Dial Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
February 1964
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outlier literature;

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