"As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence," James Baldwin wrote in the essay "Many Thousands Gone." The essay was part of Baldwin's first, most powerful collection Notes of A Native Son, first published 60 years ago. To commemorate this anniversary in 2015, Humanities New York created a special Reading & Discussion program for adults based on Baldwin's writings.
The Early Novels and Stories of James Baldwin
This volume includes Baldwin’s novels, including Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, and Another Country, as well as the story collection Going to Meet the Man.
The Collected Essays of James Baldwin
This volume includes all of Baldwin’s major essays, including Notes of A Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, and The Fire Next Time, as well as much of his previously uncollected nonfiction.
The introductory essay by project scholar Lawrie Balfour lays out the scope of the series as well as Baldwin's relevance to contemporary American Society.
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