Go Tell It on the Mountain

By James Baldwin
Read by Adam Lazarre-White

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781620645437

  • ISBN: 9780792796114

  • ISBN: 9780792796138

Runtime: 8.75 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

James Baldwin’s stunning first novel is now an American classic. With startling realism that brings Harlem and the black experience vividly to life, this is a work that touches the heart with emotion while it stimulates the mind with its narrative style, symbolism, and excoriating vision of racism in America. Moving through time from the rural South to the northern ghetto, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Go Tell It on the Mountain is an unsurpassed portrayal of human beings caught up in a dramatic struggle and of a society confronting inevitable change.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Adam Lazarre-White delivers a perfect presentation. He accurately captures accents of Harlem and of the Deep South but avoids stereotyping.” Library Journal (audio review)
“Since point of view and time continually shift, [Adam Lazarre-White’s] narration helps listeners remain focused. Baldwin’s rich description, perhaps the best part of his writing, is enhanced by this thoughtful delivery…The novel is a painful, though vitally important, look at black life in a less familiar era by a distinguished African American author.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924–1987), acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, was educated in New York. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, received excellent reviews and was immediately recognized as establishing a profound and permanent new voice in American letters. The appearance of The Fire Next Time in 1963, just as the civil rights movement was exploding across the American South, galvanized the nation and continues to reverberate as perhaps the most prophetic and defining statement ever written of the continuing costs of Americans’ refusal to face their own history. It became a national bestseller, and Baldwin was featured on the cover of Time. The next year, he was made a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and collaborated with the photographer Richard Avedon on Nothing Personal, a series of portraits of America intended as a eulogy for the slain Medger Evers. His other collaborations include A Rap on Race with Margaret Mead and A Dialogue with the poet–activist Nikki Giovanni. He also adapted Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X into One Day When I Was Lost. He was made a commander of the French Legion of Honor a year before his death, one honor among many he achieved in his life.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English