Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin

Go Tell It on the Mountain

By James Baldwin

  • Release Date: 2013-09-12
  • Genre: Literary
Go Tell It on the Mountain book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 45 Ratings)

Go Tell It on the Mountain James Baldwin Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

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, first 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 of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

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