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Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
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Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)

by James Baldwin

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Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three generations of people is related through flashbacks.

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James Baldwin's classic. Story reveals the church from the perspective of Harlem black youth -- part inspirational and a sense of community contrasted with part repressive and morally hypocritical. ( )
  jmcdbooks | May 24, 2020 |
I wish I had something intelligent to say about this book, but all I can do is call it the best thing I've read all year and find other, lesser authors to complain about. This is as good as it gets. ( )
  bgramman | May 9, 2020 |
I really liked the writing in this book and frequently trying to figure out who was the narrator. I also thought the descriptions, especially of hopeless, inner feelings was empathically represented. I so wish we could say this book is not relevant today, but of course it is very relevant. ( )
  suesbooks | May 2, 2020 |
I don't have the time to do a proper review for this right now, but I did enjoy it. Just not as much as I had hoped.

I look forward to reading more of Baldwin's work in the future!

*Thanks to my local library for the free audio download. Libraries RULE!* ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
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James Baldwinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Cosgrave, John O'HaraIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, DianeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dillon, LeoCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
O'Hagan, AndrewIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
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For my father and mother
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Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father.
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First edition was in 1953. Corgi editions show copyright date as 1954. The US Catalog of copyright entries for Jan-June 1953 details that application for copyright stated that 'the section "Exodus" appeared in the Aug. 1952 issue of American mercury, and "Roy's wound" in New world writing, 1952'.
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