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Baldwin, James
Just Above My Head: A Novel.
New York: The Dial Press, 1979. Signed limited edition of Baldwin's final novel "the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers" (The New York Times Book Review). Octavo, original cloth, all edges gilt, original slipcase. Boldly signed by James Baldwin. Fine in a fine slipcase. The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to a church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It On The Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni's Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work. Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family becomes both a journey into another country of the soul and senses--and a living contemporary history of black struggle in this land. "A work of passion... Glimpses of family life in Harlem, rapturous music-making in the churches, movements of uneasiness in even the most casual meetings between whites and blacks--scenes that Baldwin seems preternaturally gifted in understanding" (The New York Times Book Review). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]
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