The Resource Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin

Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin

Label
Notes of a native son
Title
Notes of a native son
Statement of responsibility
by James Baldwin
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1924-1987
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Baldwin, James
Dewey number
305.8/96073
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.B2 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Ron Butler
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  • Butler, Ron
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
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Label
Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Duration: 5:00:00
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everybody's protest novel -- Many thousands gone -- Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough -- The Harlem ghetto -- Journey to Atlanta -- Notes of a native son -- Encounter on the Seine : Black meets Brown -- A question of identity -- Equal in Paris -- Stranger in the village
Control code
ocn897119260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481528467
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781481528467
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Zbhnv
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)897119260
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Notes of a native son, by James Baldwin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Duration: 5:00:00
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Everybody's protest novel -- Many thousands gone -- Carmen Jones: the dark is light enough -- The Harlem ghetto -- Journey to Atlanta -- Notes of a native son -- Encounter on the Seine : Black meets Brown -- A question of identity -- Equal in Paris -- Stranger in the village
Control code
ocn897119260
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481528467
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781481528467
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Zbhnv
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)897119260
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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