The Fire Next Time

by Baldwin, James

The Fire Next Time is a book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: "My Dungeon Shook - Letter to my Nephew on the One-Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation", and "Down At The Cross - Letter from a Region of My Mind". The first of these is written as a letter to Baldwin's 14-year-old nephew, discussing the central role of race in American history. The second essay deals with the relations between race and religion, focusing in particular on Baldwin's experiences with the Christian church as a youth, as well as the Islamic ideas of others in Harlem. Both essays had been previously published in The Progressive and The New Yorker before being published in book form.

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The Fire Next Time was first published in 1963 by Dial Press. 

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1963
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1963
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1963
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1963
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The Fire Next Time.

by Baldwin, James (Text); Steve Schapiro (Photogr.) - Nina wiener (Hg.)

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Köln, Taschen, 2019. 4°, 274 S., zhalr. ganzseit. Abb., Kart. m. OU, OU min. gebrauchsspurig, allg. tadellos. «James Baldwins bei seiner Veröffentlichung 1963 heftig diskutierter Essay The Fire Next Time lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der ganzen Welt auf die Rassenproblematik in den USA. Illustriert mit Fotografien von Steve Schapiro». 010
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1963
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The Fire Next Time [and] Blues for Mister Charlie

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1964
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1964
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1992
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1992-12-01
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