Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Notes of a native son

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction. 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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780807006115
9780745300597
9780807064313
9780807006245
9780807006238
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID4ae32ad2-99c3-e3c5-454c-4ab1b07673cd
Grouping Titlenotes of a native son
Grouping Authorjames baldwin
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-15 12:37:47PM
Last Indexed2020-09-19 04:19:49AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Jones, Edward P.
authorBaldwin, James, 1924-1987.
author2-roleJones, Edward P.
author_displayBaldwin, James
collection_santafeOn Order
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge
Main
Online OverDrive Collection
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
display_descriptionThe author shares his views of black thought and the conditions of black life in America during the 1940's and early 1950's.
format_category_santafeBooks
eBook
format_santafeBook
eBook
id4ae32ad2-99c3-e3c5-454c-4ab1b07673cd
isbn9780745300597
9780807006115
9780807006238
9780807006245
9780807064313
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:1af52747-a343-4c6c-a1d0-b6aee53d2789-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b14899942.o3236936Santa Fe Public Library On OrderON ORDER1truefalseOn Orderl
ils:.b14899942.i19819614La Farge305.896 Bal1falsefalseDue Sep 23, 2020lf
ils:.b12582220.i15109586Main305.896 Bal1falsefalseDue Aug 19, 2020mn
itype_santafeRegular Circ
last_indexed2020-09-19T10:19:49.293Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe305.896 Bal
ON ORDER
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
Santa Fe Public Library On Order
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup) On Order
primary_isbn9780807006115
publishDate1984
2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:1af52747-a343-4c6c-a1d0-b6aee53d2789eBookeBookEnglishBeacon Press2012
ils:.b14899942BookBooksRevised ed.EnglishBeacon Press, ©2012.xxiv, 179 pages ; 23 cm.
ils:.b12582220BookBooksEnglishBeacon Press, c1984, c1955.xvi, 175 p. ; 21 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:1af52747-a343-4c6c-a1d0-b6aee53d2789-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b14899942.o3236936On OrderOn Orderfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:.b14899942.i19819614Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b12582220.i15109586Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Civil rights
African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964
Baldwin, James, -- 1924-1987
United States -- Race relations
title_displayNotes of a native son
title_fullNotes of a Native Son
Notes of a native son / James Baldwin
Notes of a native son / James Baldwin ; with a new introduction by Edward P. Jones
title_shortNotes of a native son
topic_facetAfrican American Nonfiction
African Americans
Baldwin, James
Civil rights
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Race relations
Social conditions
Sociology