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Baldwin, James : Go Tell it on the Mountain (eBook)

'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.'

Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes. Johnny is destined to become a preacher like his father, Gabriel, at the Temple of the Fire Baptized, where the church swells with song and it is as if 'the Holy Ghost were riding on the air'. But he feels only scalding hatred for Gabriel, whose fear and fanaticism lead him to abuse his family. Johnny vows that, for him, things will be different. This blazing tale is full of passion and guilt, of secret sinners and prayers singing on the wind.

'A beautiful, enduring, spirtual song of a novel' Andrew O'Hagan

'With vivid imagery, with lavish attention to details, Mr. Baldwin has told his feverish story' The New York Times

Verlag: Penguin Books Seiten: 272 S. Erscheinungsjahr: 2001 Ausführung: Taschenbuch (kartoniert)

ISBN: 9780141917191
Fr. 15.45
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Verlag Penguin
Einband Adobe Digital Editions
Erscheinungsjahr 2001
Seitenangabe 272 S.
Meldetext
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse 258 KB
Plattform EPUB
Reihe Penguin Modern Classics
Autor*in Baldwin, James / O'Hagan, Andrew (Einf.)
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