The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804149720

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.
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The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963778

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation' James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal 'letters', The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice. 'Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle ... all presented in searing, brilliant prose' The New York Times Book Review 'Baldwin writes with great passion ... it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy' Sunday Times 'The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement ... his seminal work' Guardian
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The Fire This Time

A New Generation Speaks about Race

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501126369

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A surprise New York Times bestseller, these groundbreaking essays and poems about race—collected by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and written by the most important voices of her generation—are “thoughtful, searing, and at times, hopeful. The Fire This Time is vivid proof that words are important, because of their power to both cleanse and to clarify” (USA TODAY). In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers. “An absolutely indispensable anthology” (Booklist, starred review), The Fire This Time shines a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestles with our current predicament, and imagines a better future. Envisioned as a response to The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin’s groundbreaking 1963 essay collection, these contemporary writers reflect on the past, present, and future of race in America. We’ve made significant progress in the fifty-odd years since Baldwin’s essays were published, but America is a long and painful distance away from a “post-racial society”—a truth we must confront if we are to continue to work towards change. Baldwin’s “fire next time” is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about; The Fire This Time “seeks to place the shock of our own times into historical context and, most importantly, to move these times forward” (Vogue).
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Go Tell it on the Mountain

The Fire Next Time : If Beale Street Could Talk

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582880822

Category: African American men

Page: 166

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Go Tell It on the Mountain (fiction): James Baldwin's portrayal of black people in Harlem caught up in a dramatic struggle, and of a society confronting inevitable change. The Fire Next Time (non-fiction): The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic. If Beale Street Could Talk (fiction): A love story about two badly frightended but intensely brave, black young people.
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James Baldwin

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 226

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A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.
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The Fire Next Time

Author: Michael Riles

Publisher: Solstice Publishing

ISBN: 9781625265081

Category: Fiction

Page: 646

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This is a horrific tale told through three sets of miserable people. Jimmy is abandoned at birth by his ambitious physicist mother to a childless working class Chicago couple. He grows and is recognized as a savant, questioning the given dogma of the 60's and being scorned by liberals. He will meet a VA nurse named Nori after being wounded in Vietnam, go to college, graduate during the 1973-74 oil embargo, find a dead-end clerical job at Lancaster Advertising and experience ridicule by Nori for not making a decent salary after they marry and have a son. Heather Lancaster, the daughter of the CEO, is the attractive control freak vixen who sets her sights on Jimmy after he rescues her from an armed disgruntled in-law at work. After a sham divorce that nets Nori a lot of money, Jimmy fakes it with Heather in order for his real family to leave a bad neighborhood. In the end the Satan's strike America and Israel, dirty nukes are discharged in cities, Jimmy flees his convenience and hooks up with his real wife. They repent their sins before American cities are hit with powerful nukes.
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No Fire Next Time

Black-Korean Conflicts and the Future of America's Cities

Author: Patrick D. Joyce

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150173136X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Why did Black-Korean tensions result in violent clashes in Los Angeles but not in New York City? In a book based on fieldwork and on a nationwide database he constructed to track such conflicts, Patrick D. Joyce goes beyond sociological and cultural explanations. No Fire Next Time shows how political practices and urban institutions can channel racial and ethnic tensions into protest or, alternately, leave them free to erupt violently. Few encounters demonstrate this connection better than those between African Americans and Korean Americans. Cities like New York, where politics is noisy, contentious, and involves people at the grassroots, have seen extensive Black boycotts of Korean-owned businesses (usually small grocery stores). African Americans in Los Angeles have sustained few long-term boycotts of Korean American businesses—but the absence of "routine" contention there goes hand in hand with the large-scale riots of 1992 and continuous acts of individual violence. In demonstrating how conflicts between these groups were intimately tied to their political surroundings, this book yields practical lessons for the future. City governments can do little to fight widening economic inequality in an increasingly diverse nation, Joyce writes. But officials and activists can restructure political institutions to provide the foundations for new multiracial coalitions.
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Collected Essays

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 869

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A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.
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