In acknowledgement of Black History Month, today’s book comes from James Baldwin.
In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.
With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin tells the story of the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Originally published in 1953, Baldwin said of his first novel, “Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.”
#bookoftheday #gotellitonthemountain #jamesbaldwin #vintage #recommendedreading #amazoninfluencer #literaryinfluencer #bookstagrammer #booktuber #BTIWOB #breakingtheinternetwithourbooks #diamondsliteraryworld #conqueringlifeonebookatatime