The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. 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. 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 our literature.

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The 296th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)

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Fire Next Time, The Mass Market Paperback 407531 $13.94 $1.49 1985
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By James Baldwin The Fire Next Time (Reissue) Paperback 913221 $22.10 $13.93 1992
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[(The Fire Next Time )] [Author: James Baldwin] [Feb-1993] Paperback 968938 $16.82 $16.59 1993
The Fire Next Time: My Dungeon Shook; Down at the Cross (Twentieth Century Classics) by Baldwin. James ( 1990 ) Paperback Paperback 1121866 $58.78 $22.14 1973