James Baldwin's "Go Tell it on the Mountain"
This paper analyzes James Baldwin's first novel, "Go Tell it on the Mountain", a classic coming-of-age novel set in New York during the Harlem Renaissance.
# 54696 | 1,105 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Jan 03, 2005 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (General)
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The paper explains that "Go Tell it on the Mountain" gives the reader insight into what it was like to be black in America and what it was like to rebel against your parents and search for yourself in the black society of the time. The author points out that, spiritually, this is a commanding novel, filled with the joy of religious fervor and abandonment; the believers of the Temple of the Fire Baptized typified the black religious experience of the period. The paper contends that Baldwin's writing is lyrical and poignant, and he is at his best when he creates dialogue between the characters.
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