The Fire Next Time

by Baldwin, James

The Fire Next Time is a book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: "My Dungeon Shook - Letter to my Nephew on the One-Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation", and "Down At The Cross - Letter from a Region of My Mind". The first of these is written as a letter to Baldwin's 14-year-old nephew, discussing the central role of race in American history. The second essay deals with the relations between race and religion, focusing in particular on Baldwin's experiences with the Christian church as a youth, as well as the Islamic ideas of others in Harlem. Both essays had been previously published in The Progressive and The New Yorker before being published in book form.

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The Fire Next Time was first published in 1963 by Dial Press. 

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The Fire Next Time.

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1963
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New York: The Dial Press, 1963. Early printing of one of the most influential works on race relations published in the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the dedication page, "For Zine He & Phil Emile: In deep appreciation of their impressive contribution to the continued sanity of two people, & in… Read more
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New York: Dell Publishing Co.: A Laurel Book, 1985. Paperback. Stated First Printing. 4 x 6.5in. 141pp. Publisher`s wraps. Signed and inscribed by the author on the dedication page: `Reliana; keep the faith. James Baldwin.` NEAR FINE. Shows the slightest hint of shelf rubbing, else Fine. As pictured.
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1963
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The Fire Next Time

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1963
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1963
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1963
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1963
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1963
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1995
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1963-01-01
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1963
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1963-01-01
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1963
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fire next Time

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The Fire Next Time

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The Fire Next Time.

by Baldwin, James (Text); Steve Schapiro (Photogr.) - Nina wiener (Hg.)

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Köln, Taschen, 2019. 4°, 274 S., zhalr. ganzseit. Abb., Kart. m. OU, OU min. gebrauchsspurig, allg. tadellos. «James Baldwins bei seiner Veröffentlichung 1963 heftig diskutierter Essay The Fire Next Time lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der ganzen Welt auf die Rassenproblematik in den USA. Illustriert mit Fotografien von Steve Schapiro». PhotographieGeschichte - Politik nach 1945
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The Fire Next Time [Paperback] Baldwin, James

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The Fire Next Time

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1963
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1964
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Dell Book, 1964. Mass-market paperback, glossy black wrappers, colorful lettering in red, orange, yellow and white, edges of exterior pages blue, 141 pages. Ink underling in pages 129-131, a black felt-tip pen mark on page 141. Very light wear to spine edges, small chip at top back edge. . First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Fair.
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1993
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New York: A Delta Book/Dell Publishing Co., Inc. NONE [NONE] 1964, 1st printing. (Mass market paperback) 120 + 2pp. Very good. 8vo. Originally published in 1963, this is first paperback edition, first printing. Black and orange wrappers, light rubbing. This non-fiction book contains two essays, "My Dungeon Shook: Letter to my Nephew on the One… Read more
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1963
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FIRE NEXT TIME

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1964
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1964
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1964
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1963
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The Fire Next Time

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1964-01-01
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Fire Next Time, The

by Baldwin, James

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