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Just above my head.

James Baldwin

Just above my head.

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Published by Larel in New York .
Written in English


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Just Above My Head is a book about race and gender. It's also a coming-of-age novel; a portrait A good friend from graduate school gave me this book and said it would astonish me.

She was right/5. In JUST ABOVE MY HEAD, his prose has a musical cadence that fits particularly well with the main plot line about a Black gay Gospel singer named Arthur Montana and his loving and protective family.

Narrated in the first person by Arthur's older brother Hall, this is an epic story of a life fully lived, beginning in the period between World War Cited by: Just Above My Head is narrated by Hall Montana and deals with his memories of his beloved brother Arthur as well as of friends and other relatives.

There is. This novel is, in its way, even more ambitious, though. It deals not just with the African-American experience and the power of music (Arthur is a successful gospel singer) but also the civil rights struggle, sexual abuse, and homosexuality as an emerging cultural possibility. This is an important book, as is anything Baldwin ever wrote.

It may well be that "Just Above My Head" is Baldwin's attempt to answer such criticism. The novel takes in 30 years in the lives of a group of friends, who start out preaching and singing in Harlem churches, survive (or do not survive) incest, war, poverty, the civil-rights struggle, as well as wealth and love and fame--in Korea, Africa.

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About Just Above My Head. The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this novel with a stunning, unforgettable experience. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the homosexual passion of Giovanni’s Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction.

James Baldwin (–) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights n spent much of his life in Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

The people of Just Above My Head-- all of them, not just Julia, or Hall, or Arthur-- but the "little" characters too, all live truly as one reads. I've lost track of how many times I've read the book in its entirety, much less in bits and pieces, but every time I go down into it these characters overwhelm me.

I can smell them, feel their heat.5/5(5). Get this from a library. Just above my head. [James Baldwin] -- This sprawling drama traces the passage of three individuals through the events of the nineteen-fifties, sixties, and seventies from the Apollo in Harlem to the Olympia in Paris.

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In Just Above My Head, James Baldwin echoes themes of his earlier works—the importance of the church in the black community (Go Tell It on the. JUST ABOVE MY HEAD James Baldwin was born and educated in New York. Go Tell It on the Mountain, his first novel, was published in Evoking brilliantly his experiences as a boy preacher in Harlem, it was an immediate success and was followed by Giovanni’s Room, which explores the theme of homosexual love in a sensitive and compelling way.4/5(32).

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Set against a vividly drawn background of the civil rights movement of the sixties, Just Above My Head explores how Arthur discovers his love for Jimmy - 'with his smile like a lantern and a voice like Saturday nights' - and portrays how profoundly.

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The Library of America completes its edition of the collected fiction of the literary voice of the Civil Rights era with this volume gathering three revealing later works of the s and ’70s. With such landmark novels as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, and the essay collections.

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