Go Tell it on the Mountain

Go Tell it on the Mountain James Baldwin

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.

'His prose hit me, almost winding me with its intensity. I'd never read a novel that described loneliness and desire with such burning eloquence' Douglas Field, Guardian

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Specificaties

ISBN
9780141185910
Uitgever
Penguin Books Ltd
Druk
1e
Datum
04-10-2001
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
272 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Engelstalige literatuur

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