Another Country (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Another Country (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Some writers excel in crafting characters. Some are able to infuse their writing with insights on life. Some can stun with their ability to use language. And some can vividly paint a picture of the landscape and atmosphere. James Baldwin can do it all. The first page of Another Country drew me in. Baldwin’s voice is unique. He balances the development of his characters through both their interactions with each other and with their inner worlds, and he dives into the true mystery and magic of the human experience. He shows us how deeply confusing love can be, and how it can easily be construed as hate. He touches on the effects of joy and pain, the love of violence and the violence of love, and how beautiful it can all be when we bear witness to it. He drags you into the streets of New York to be overwhelmed by its people, its loneliness, and its darkness. The fury and the beauty of his narrative style unleashes the joy and rage of life.

— Nate

Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions—sexual, racial, political, artistic.

Stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, this "brilliantly and fiercely told" book (The New York Times) depicts men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
James Baldwin was born in 1924 and educated in New York. The author of over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction, Baldwin received numerous accolades, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Grant. In 1986 he was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor. He died in 1987.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679744719
ISBN-10: 0679744711
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: December 1st, 1992
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Vintage International
"An almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience" —The Washington Post

"Brilliantly and fiercely told." —The New York Times