Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin [1985 PAPERBACK]

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Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin


Rare 80's printing with very cool black and white cover.

Tight and seemingly unread vintage copy!

Book has tanning; mild wear and a small blemish to cover.   

Go Tell It On The Mountain is Baldwin's first major work, a semi-autobiographical novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, 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. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.