Baldwin, James Arthur. (August 2, 1924-November 30, 1987).
Original Autographed Letters. Framed & Glazed. Signed by Author. Baldwin, James Arthur. (August 2, 1924-November 30, 1987). American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist. Framed & glazed document display, n.p, n.d. To an overall size of 16" ¼ x 21". Scalloped burnished bronze & black wood frame, gold filets, double matted in windows. Typed first page [7" ¾ x 10" ¼] from the author's first book: Go Tell It On The Mountain. Neatly signed by Baldwin at the lower right corner. An elegant presentation with a fine sepia digital photo portrait of the author for display. Excellent. Go Tell It on the Mountain is a 1953 semi-autobiographical novel that examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community. It also, more subtly, examines racism in the United States. The story is characteristic of a bildungsroman. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
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