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The Fire Next Time & Collected Works

The Fire Next Time & Collected Works

Introduction by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Pre-Order, July 9 2024)

James Baldwin
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A major hardcover compendium of nonfiction by one of America's most brilliant essayists, timed to the celebration of his centenary.

Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual James Baldwin is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. This Everyman's Library collection includes his bestselling, galvanizing essay The Fire Next Time-- which gave voice to the emerging civil rights movement of the 1960s and still lights the way to understanding race in America today--along with three additional brilliant works of nonfiction by this seminal chronicler and analyst of culture. From No Name In the Street's extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies to the "passionate, probing, controversial" (The Atlantic) Nobody Knows My Name and the incisive criticism of American movies in The Devil Finds Work, Baldwin's stunning prose over and over proves relevant to our contemporary struggle for equality, justice, and social change.

Everyman's Library pursues the highest production standards, printing on acid-free paper, with full-cloth cases with two-color foil stamping, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon markers, European-style half-round spines, and a full-color illustrated jacket. Contemporary Classics include an introduction, a select bibliography, and a chronology of the author's life and times.


James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were best sellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University and author of Democracy in Black and Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own. He is a contributor to the MSNBC cable news channel and frequently appears as a commentator on the Morning Joe and Deadline: White House programs.


  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • Publish Date: July 09, 2024
  • Pages: 520
  • Dimensions: 1.25 pounds
  • Language: English
  • Type: Hardcover
  • EAN/UPC: 9781101908471
  • BISAC Categories: Cultural, Ethnic, & Regional - African American & Black, American -African American, Civil Rights
  • The Fire Next Time; Nobody Knows My Name; No Name in the Street; The Devil Finds Work: Introduction by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.


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