More than anything, Baldwin has an exquisite ability to reveal a complex truth in a simple concise way.
I don't know why this happens, but James Baldwin was right - absolutely right when he said that this reassessment, which can be very painful is also very valuable.
The Library of America series are good collections that are meant to be read many times, by many people--these books hold up very well.
This is one of the best purchases I've ever made. James Baldwin's writing is thoughtful and provocative and beautiful. Just perfect.Published 18 days ago by Jack Byrne
James Baldwin's essays are so incisive...I read thoughts of which I was never aware. This is a pretty old book ('50s, '60s) and back then the phrases for race discussions weren't... Read morePublished 5 months ago by M. Leahy
I enjoy reading and I like James Baldwin's books. I intend to buy more books in the future and I will buy from:
I'm perplexed by the task of describing this collection of essays and the author thereof. James Baldwin is one of the greats and I'm disgusted that I made it out of high school... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Meg L.
James Baldwin's essays should be required reading: thoughtful, incisive, brilliant. He'll change the way you look at America and feel about your place in it, regardless of who you... Read morePublished 18 months ago by R. Williams
James Baldwin's essays have always been important throughout my reading life. His insight and personal experiences support and justify one another. Read morePublished 20 months ago by anna koos
His proses are intense, complex, and engaging. It's a mind-blowing read about topics that till this day are pertinent to the Black experience in America.Published on September 22, 2012 by Topello
The times in which he wrote about being black in the world might have changed, but his ideas remain universal--even when I rarely disagree with his viewpoint. Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Philip Vassallo