New York: Dial, 1963. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Minor edge wear to the jacket along with light wear to the head and foot of the jacket spine. Small bookseller notation to the dust jacket flap. Front flap is clipped but price of $3.50 is still present. Considered by some to be the most influential book on race relations in the 1960s. Upon its publication 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation The Fire Next Time was praised "as one of Baldwin's most important collection of essays..his prose with its apocalyptic tone...and its passionate yet distanced sense of advocacy..sounded a warning and a hope about race in America." The 120-page book contains two essays that previously appeared in The New Yorker (Down at The Cross) and The Progressive (My Dungeon Shook).
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