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Amen Corner A Drama in Three Acts by James Baldwin

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ISBN-10: 0573619751

ISBN-13: 9780573619755

Edition: 1968

Authors: James Baldwin

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Comic Drama Characters: 4 male, 10 female Compelete interior Self-anointed Harlem store front preacher Margaret Alexander is the leader of her flock and about to see her world crumble. Son David her church organist, is set on following in the footsteps of his father, jazz musician Luke. When the errant husband and father comes home to die, Sister Margaret finds herself losing everything but coming to terms with her own true sense of faith. From the author of Blues for Mr. Charlie. "The characters are honestly observed, and the lines have wings and humor."- The New York Daily News "Truth, vividness and rich humanity."- The New York Post
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Book details

Copyright year: 1968
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 97
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York. Baldwin's father was a pastor who subjected his children to poverty, abuse, and religious fanaticism. As a result, many of Baldwin's recurring themes, such as alienation and rejection, are attributable to his upbringing. Living the life of a starving artist, Baldwin went through numerous jobs, including dishwasher, office boy, factory worker, and waiter. In 1948, he moved to France, where much work originated. Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. A largely autobiographical work, it tells of the religious awakening of a fourteen-year-old. In addition to his childhood experiences, his experiences as a black man and a homosexual provided inspiration for such works as Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, and Another Country. Baldwin holds a distinguished place in American history as one of the foremost writers of both black and gay literature. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights movement. Baldwin succumbed to cancer on December 1, 1987.