The Fire Next Time. By James Baldwin. First Edition, First Printing. Dial. New York, 1963.

$240.00

American author and civil rights activist James Baldwin produced some of the best essays and fiction of his era. His 1953 novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, established Baldwin as a voice with significant talent in the Civil Rights Movement and American Literature more broadly. He went on to become friends with a host of major artistic and political figures–everyone from Nina Simone to Truman Capote to Jean-Paul Sartre to Maya Angelou. He also consistently published critically acclaimed prose in a career that spanned decades. The Fire Next Time stands out as one of his best works. It contains two essays–”My Dungeon Shook” and “Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region in my Mind”–which describe aspects of the Black experience in convincing, eloquent, and powerful language. It is consistently listed among Baldwin’s best works. It is also considered some of the best writings from the Civil Rights Movement.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original cloth, fine. Text block about-fine, only hinges of endpapers just starting. In the original dust jacket, very good with rubbing, chipping, creases, and small closed tears. 

A very good first edition of The Fire Next Time.

1 in stock

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The Fire Next Time. By James Baldwin. First Edition, First Printing. Dial. New York, 1963.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in