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Go tell it on the mountain
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Published:
New York, NY : Dell,, c1981.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
221 pages : 17 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 6.5 - AR Pts: 13
Lexile measure:
970L
Status:
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (B)
Description
This haunting coming-of-age story, based in part on James Baldwin's childhood in Harlem, is an American classic. Originally published in 1953, Go Tell It on the Mountain was Baldwin's first major work. With a potent combination of lyrical compassion and resonant rage, he portrays a fourteen-year-old boy questioning the terms of his identity. John Grimes is the stepson of a fire-breathing and abusive Pentecostal preacher in Harlem during the Depression. The action of this short novel spans a single day in John's life, and yet manages to encompass on an epic scale his family's troubled past and his own inchoate longings for the future, set against a shining vision of a city where he both does and does not belong. Baldwin's story illuminates the racism his characters face as well as the double-edged role religion plays in their lives, both oppressive and inspirational. In prose that mingles gritty vernacular cadences with exalted biblical rhythms, Baldwin's rendering of his young protagonist's struggle to invent himself pioneered new possibilities in American language and literature. Introduction by Edwidge Danticat
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101907610 (hbk.), 9780375701870 (pbk.--Vintage) :, 0440330076 (pbk.-MM) :
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.5, 13 Points
Lexile measure:
970

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Description
"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It on the Mountain, originally published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a 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 one Saturday in March of 1935 of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle toward self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves. --from Goodreads.com.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, J. (1981). Go tell it on the mountain. New York, NY: Dell.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987. 1981. Go Tell It On the Mountain. New York, NY: Dell.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987, Go Tell It On the Mountain. New York, NY: Dell, 1981.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Baldwin, James. Go Tell It On the Mountain. New York, NY: Dell, 1981. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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