Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain - Everyman's Library

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Synopsis

'Go back to where you started, or as far back as you can, examine all of it, travel your road again and tell the truth about it. Sing or shout or testify or keep it to yourself: but know whence you came.'

Originally published in 1953, Go Tell it on the Mountain was James Baldwin's first major work, based in part on his own childhood in Harlem. 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 Pentecostal storefront church in Harlem. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual and moral struggle towards self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understood themselves.

Book information

ISBN: 9781841593715
Publisher: Everyman
Imprint: Everyman
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 48645
Number of pages: xxvii, 236
Weight: 390g
Height: 135mm
Width: 211mm
Spine width: 22mm