Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and France, ANOTHER COUNTRY tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Number of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 11 Sep 2001
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 1.9(W)
Weight (gm): 308
A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience * Washington Post *
Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers * Saturday Review *
A delicate and fine-tuned talent... The book reveals Baldwin's immense will and professionalism * The New Yorker *
Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land * Sunday Times *
In Another Country
, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century -- Colm Toibin
Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.