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Author Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, author.

Title The price of the ticket : collected nonfiction: 1948-1985 / James Baldwin.

Publication Info. Boston, MA : Beacon Press, 2021.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  814.54 BAL    AVAILABLE
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Description 702 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: The price of the ticket -- The Harlem ghetto -- Lockridge: "The American myth" -- Journey to Atlanta -- Everybody's protest novel -- Encounter on the Seine: Black meets brown -- Princes and powers -- Many thousands gone -- Stranger in the village -- A question of identity -- The male prison -- Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough -- Equal in Paris -- Notes of a native son -- Faulkner and desegregation -- The crusade of indignation -- A fly in buttermilk -- The discovery of what it means to be an American -- On catfish row -- Nobody knows my name: a letter from the South -- The Northern Protestant -- Fifth Avenue, Uptown -- They can't turn back -- In search of a majority -- Notes for a hypothetical novel -- The dangerous road before Martin Luther King -- East River, Downtown -- Alas, poor Richard -- The Black boy looks at the white boy -- The new lost generation -- The creative process -- Color -- A talk to teachers -- The fire next time: my dungeon shook -- Nothing personal -- Words of a native son -- The American dream and the American Negro -- White man's guilt -- A report from occupied territory -- Negros are anti-semitic because they are anti-white -- White racism or world community? -- Sweet Lorraine -- No name in the street -- A review of Roots -- The Devil finds work -- An open letter to Mr. Carter -- Every good-bye ain't gone -- If Black English isn't a language, then tell me, what is? -- An open letter to the born again -- Dark days -- Notes on the house of bondage -- Here be dragons.
Summary Personal and prophetic, these essays uncover what it means to live in a racist American society with insights that feel as fresh today as they did over the 4 decades in which he composed them. Longtime Baldwin fans and especially those just discovering his genius will appreciate this essential collection of his great nonfiction writing, available for the first time in affordable paperback. Along with 46 additional pieces, it includes the full text of dozens of famous essays from such books as: Notes of a Native Son; Nobody Knows My Name; The Fire Next Time; No Name in the Street; and The Devil Finds Work. This collection provides the perfect entrée into Baldwin's prescient commentary on race, sexuality, and identity in an unjust American society.
Subject Baldwin, James -- 1924-1987.
African American authors.
Civil rights workers -- United States.
African American gay men.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- United States.
Genre Essays.
ISBN 9780807006566 (paperback)
0807006564 (paperback)
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