The Resource Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin

Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin

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Notes of a native son
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Notes of a native son
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by James Baldwin
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eng
Summary
At last, a new audio edition of the book many have called James Baldwin's most influential work!Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in "The Harlem Ghetto" to a sobering "Journey to Atlanta." Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright's work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin's voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin's own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1924-1987
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Baldwin, James
Dewey number
305.8/96073
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not applicable
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LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B2 2015eab
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other
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PerformerNote
Read by Ron Butler
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  • Butler, Ron
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • Baldwin, James
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Baldwin, James
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • United States
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Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin
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"Tracks every 10 minutes and by chapter"--Container
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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ocn900468048
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5 hr., 3 min., 29 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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9781481528405
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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47F697CA-9246-4D94-99AF-69BC15CFD9A7
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(OCoLC)900468048
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Label
Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Tracks every 10 minutes and by chapter"--Container
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900468048
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5 hr., 3 min., 29 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481528405
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
47F697CA-9246-4D94-99AF-69BC15CFD9A7
System control number
(OCoLC)900468048
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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