Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Collected Essays [Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, The Devil Finds Work]
James Baldwin


This is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin’s non-fiction ever published. The collection confirms his as a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Included are such famous essays as ‘The Harlem Ghetto’, ‘Everybody’s Protest Novel’, ‘Many Thousands Gone’, and ‘Stranger in the Village’.

Hardback, 870pp
Library of America, 1998
ISBN 9781883011529