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The amen corner : a play, by James Baldwin

Label
The amen corner : a play
Title
The amen corner
Title remainder
a play
Statement of responsibility
by James Baldwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Self-anointed Harlem store front preacher Margaret Alexander is the leader of her flock and about to see her world crumble. For years Sister Margaret Alexander has moved her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety. But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path
  • The Amen Corner is a play about faith and family, about the gulf between black men and black women and black fathers and black sons. It is a scalding, uplifting, sorrowful and exultant masterpiece of the modern American theater
  • "He is thought-provoking, tantalizing, irritating, abusing and amusing. And he uses words as the sea uses waves." --Langston Hughes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-1987
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, James
Dewey number
812/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
A8 1968
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American churches
  • African American families
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gay men
Target audience
general
Label
The amen corner : a play, by James Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • A drama in three acts; Comic drama. Characters: 4 male, 10 female
  • Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront churches of his childhood along with an unwavering awareness of the price those churches exacted from their worshipers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00218161
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 91 pages
Lccn
66012829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) o00218161
Label
The amen corner : a play, by James Baldwin
Publication
Note
  • A drama in three acts; Comic drama. Characters: 4 male, 10 female
  • Only a boy preacher who had grown up to become one of America's most eminent writers could have produced a play like The Amen Corner. For to his first work for the theater James Baldwin brought all the fervor and majestic rhetoric of the storefront churches of his childhood along with an unwavering awareness of the price those churches exacted from their worshipers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00218161
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 91 pages
Lccn
66012829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) o00218161

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