- ISBN 9780140182750 / 0140182756
- Title The Fire Next Time
- Author James Baldwin
- Category Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers
Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 1990
- Pages 96
- Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
- Imprint Penguin Classics
- Edition 1st
- Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 5mm
Sounds a clarion warning to the world.
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.
Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.