Non è mai troppo tardi per conoscere James Baldwin ma, se c'è un modo giusto per farlo, è con questo libro. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1963, "La prossima volta il fuoco" colpisce dritto al cuore della cosiddetta "questione nera". Resoconto intimo e sincero che ripercorre l'esperienza della popolazione di colore degli Stati Uniti, il libro è considerato una delle più autorevoli indagini sui rapporti interrazziali, in cui le tematiche di amore, fede e famiglia si intrecciano fino a sferrare un attacco diretto all'ipocrisia del paese della libertà.
- ISBN: 8860446503
- Casa Editrice: Fandango Libri
- Pagine: 118
Black Tyranny and How to Overcome It We are what we read as well as what we eat. Because what we read brings us experiences we have never had. As Baldwin says elsewhere, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” Reading The Fire Next T Leggi tutto
Baldwin doles out some tough love to the American people, 100 years after Emancipation, and also writes to his 14-year old nephew about the race issue in America. I have never read any of Baldwin’s nonfiction so I was surprised at how frank and direct he was. The letter to the American people was mor Leggi tutto
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin A beautiful thought process that was written by a wonderful man who sought love to dispense hate. Excellent book and very compelling to read. Enjoyed James Baldwin's writing style. His reflections are very thoughtful as he went deep into topics of black self-identi Leggi tutto
This little book had been on my long “to-read” list for many years, but when I heard its first essay, “My Dungeon Shook,” was the inspiration for Ta-Nahisi Coates’ Between the World and Me , I moved the book right up to the top. I am glad I did. At first, though, I was disappointed. The essay “My Dung Leggi tutto
"And all this is happening in the richest and freest country in the world, and in the middle of the 20th century. The subtle and deadly change of heart that might occur and you would be involved with the realization that a civilization is not destroyed by wicked people; it is not necessary that peop Leggi tutto
“The details and symbols of your life have been deliberately constructed to make you believe what white people say about you. Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure, does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity and fear.” – lett Leggi tutto
Sometimes I have nothing to say about a book except read it. This is one of those times.
At 106 pages, The Fire Next Time is a brief snapshot of U.S. race relations in 1963. Like a balance sheet it concisely details the nation's racial strengths and (considerable) shortcomings. It was published one year before LBJ's Great Society program passed Congress, which, for the first time in the Leggi tutto
If we -- and now I mean the relatively conscious whites and the relatively conscious blacks, who must, like lovers, insist on, or create, the consciousness of the others -- do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and c Leggi tutto
Fantastic. Required reading.
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