Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1

  • by Calliope Author Readings, James Baldwin
  • Narrated by James Baldwin
  • 0 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first passage James Baldwin reads with passion about the suicide of a young black man in despair. The second passage takes place at his funeral service, where Baldwin speaks with both anger and eloquence, in the voice of the minister attempting to comfort his friends and family.


What the Critics Say

“Nobody reads James Baldwin like James Baldwin”, (Boston Globe)
“With measured understatement he reads of Rufus’ suicide, and then, with impassioned eloquence, delivers the funeral sermon of Rev. Foster” (HI/FI Stereo Review)
"Listeners will hear James Baldwin’s anger and underlying bitterness in his tone” (Audiofile Magazine)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

The book is great but this is only an extract.

The book is great but this is only an extract of it narrating the decisive moment for Rufus and the preacher in the church.
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- Simon

Baldwin: The best that ever was.

A compellingly told account, written with the emotion that only Baldwin brings. You felt this characters turmoil.
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- Michell Graham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2014
  • Publisher: Calliope Author Readings