Another Country
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Another Country

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'A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience' Washinton Post

When Another Country appeared in 1962, it caused a literary sensation. James Baldwin's masterly story of desire, hatred and violence opens with the unforgettable character of Rufus Scott, a scavenging Harlem jazz musician adrift in New York. Self-destructive, bad and brilliant, he draws us into a Bohemian underworld pulsing with heat, music and sex, where desperate and dangerous characters betray, love and test each other to the limit.

'In Another Country, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century' Colm Toibin
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 308g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0141186372
  • 9780141186375
  • 9,819

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A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience Washington Post
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In Another Country, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century -- Colm Toibin Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land * Sunday Times * A delicate and fine-tuned talent... The book reveals Baldwin's immense will and professionalism * The New Yorker * Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers * Saturday Review * A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience * Washington Post *
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About James Baldwin

Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.
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11,163 ratings
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