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I Am Not Your Negro (DVD): Raoul Peck I Am Not Your Negro (DVD)
Raoul Peck; Written by James Baldwin; Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson 2
R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Raoul Peck directs this documentary which explores the history of race relations in the United States through the eyes of renowned African American writer and social critic James Baldwin.

Based on the unfinished manuscript of Baldwin's book Remember This House, the film features archive footage and interviews with the writer as he discusses the issue of racism in America and reminisces about the work of influential civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Documentary)

Go Tell it on the Mountain (Paperback, New Ed.): James Baldwin Go Tell it on the Mountain (Paperback, New Ed.)
James Baldwin
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"Nothing but the darkness, and all around them destruction, and before them nothing but the fire--a bastard people, far from God, singing and crying in the wilderness!"

First published in 1953, Baldwin's first novel is a short but intense, semi-autobiographical exploration of the troubled life of the Grimes family in Harlem during the Depression.

Giovanni's Room (Paperback): James Baldwin Giovanni's Room (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R255 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R74 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love...

Notes of a Native Son (Paperback): James Baldwin Notes of a Native Son (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R250 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R46 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story' James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher father and his experiences of Paris, they capture the complexity of black life at the dawn of the civil rights movement with effervescent wit and prophetic wisdom. 'A classic ... In a divided America, James Baldwin's fiery critiques reverberate anew' Washington Post 'Edgy and provocative, entertainingly satirical' Robert McCrum, Guardian 'Cemented his reputation as a cultural seer ... Notes of a Native Son endures as his defining work, and his greatest' Time

I Am Not Your Negro (Paperback): James Baldwin, Raoul Peck I Am Not Your Negro (Paperback)
James Baldwin, Raoul Peck 1
R283 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R81 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The New York Times bestseller based on the Oscar nominated documentary film In June 1979, the writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin embarked on a project to tell the story of America through the lives of three of his murdered friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He died before it could be completed. In his documentary film, I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck imagines the book Baldwin never wrote, using his original words to create a radical, powerful and poetic work on race in the United States - then, and today. 'Thrilling . . . A portrait of one man's confrontation with a country that, murder by murder, as he once put it, "devastated my universe"' The New York Times 'Baldwin's voice speaks even more powerfully today . . . the prose-poet of our injustice and inhumanity . . . The times have caught up with his scalding eloquence' Variety 'A cinematic seance . . . One of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made' Guardian 'I Am Not Your Negro turns James Baldwin into a prophet' Rolling Stone

Another Country (Paperback, [New Ed.]): James Baldwin Another Country (Paperback, [New Ed.])
James Baldwin
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and France, Another Country tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.

Dark Days (Paperback): James Baldwin Dark Days (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R25 R21 Discovery Miles 210 Save R4 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded' Drawing on Baldwin's own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, these searing essays - Dark Days, The Price of the Ticket and The White Man's Guilt - blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Paperback): James Baldwin Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R330 R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Save R96 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this tender, impassioned fourth novel, James Baldwin created one of his most striking characters: a man struggling to become himself. 'Everyone wishes to be loved, but in the event, nearly no one can bear it' At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, we see the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the world of the theatre lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that seems poised on the brink of racial war. In this tender, angry 1968 novel, James Baldwin created one of his most striking characters: a man struggling to become himself. 'The emotion surrounding family attachment... is deeply felt and is one reasons he continues to be read with such intensity' Colm Toibin

I am Not Your Negro - A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck (Paperback): James Baldwin I am Not Your Negro - A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R383 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R133 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Fire Next Time (Paperback, Reissue): James Baldwin The Fire Next Time (Paperback, Reissue)
James Baldwin
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Out of stock

Since it was first published, this famous study of the Black Problem in America has become a classic. Powerful, haunting and prophetic, it sounds a clarion warning to the world.

Giovanni's Room (Paperback): James Baldwin Giovanni's Room (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R341 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R82 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

Notes Of A Native Son (Paperback): James Baldwin Notes Of A Native Son (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R392 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R102 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Richard Wright's Native Son, Hollywood's Carmen Jones, boyhood in Harlem, the death of his father, recovery and self-discovery as a black American in Paris - these are some of the themes in this collection of James Baldwin's early essays.

If Beale Street Could Talk (Paperback): James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R386 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R133 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions-affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

Beale Street Blues (German, Paperback): James Baldwin Beale Street Blues (German, Paperback)
James Baldwin
R354 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback): James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback)
James Baldwin 1
R208 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R51 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

Jimmy's Blues And Other Poems (Paperback): James Baldwin Jimmy's Blues And Other Poems (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R357 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R103 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All of the published poetry of James Baldwin, including six significant poems previously only available in a limited edition
During his lifetime (1924-1987), James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, which were published to wide-spread praise. These books, among them "Notes of a Native Son," " The Fire Next Time," "Giovanni's Room," and "Go Tell It on the Mountain," ""brought him well-deserved acclaim as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer. However, Baldwin's earliest writing was in poetic form, and Baldwin considered himself a poet throughout his lifetime. Nonetheless, his single book of poetry, "Jimmy's Blues," never achieved the popularity of his novels and nonfiction, and is the one and only book to fall out of print.
This new collection presents James Baldwin the poet, including all nineteen poems from "Jimmy's Blues," as well as all the poems from a limited-edition volume called "Gypsy," of which only 325 copies were ever printed and which was in production at the time of his death. Known for his relentless honesty and startlingly prophetic insights on issues of race, gender, class, and poverty, Baldwin is just as enlightening and bold in his poetry as in his famous novels and essays. The poems range from the extended dramatic narratives of "Staggerlee wonders" and "Gypsy" to the lyrical beauty of "Some days," which has been set to music and interpreted by such acclaimed artists as Audra McDonald. Nikky Finney's introductory essay reveals the importance, relevance, and rich rewards of these little-known works. Baldwin's many devotees will find much to celebrate in these pages.

Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback): James Baldwin Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R351 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R66 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Mountain," Baldwin said, "is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else." Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy's discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin's rendering of his protagonist's spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Paperback): Lorraine Hansberry To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Paperback)
Lorraine Hansberry; Introduction by James Baldwin
R211 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R39 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the story of a young woman born in Chicago who came to New York, won fame with her play, "A Raisin in the Sun"--and went on to new heights of artistry before her tragic death. In turns angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud, the story, voice, and message are all Lorraine Hansberry's own, coming together in one of the major works of the black experience in mid-century America.

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): James Baldwin Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
James Baldwin
R404 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R74 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable.  
  


For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature.  

Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated) (Paperback): James Baldwin Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated) (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nobody Knows My Name (Paperback, 1st Vintage international ed): James Baldwin Nobody Knows My Name (Paperback, 1st Vintage international ed)
James Baldwin
R325 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R62 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

Old Greek Stories (Paperback): James Baldwin Old Greek Stories (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Four Great Americans - Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln (Paperback): James Baldwin Four Great Americans - Washington, Franklin, Webster, Lincoln (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Going to Meet the Man - Virtage International Edition (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed): James Baldwin Going to Meet the Man - Virtage International Edition (Paperback, Reissued 1st Ed)
James Baldwin
R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob.

By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers.

Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated) (Paperback): James Baldwin Fifty Famous Stories Retold (Illustrated) (Paperback)
James Baldwin
R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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