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  • Published: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141186375
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

Another Country




Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and France, ANOTHER COUNTRY tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.

  • Published: 2 November 2001
  • ISBN: 9780141186375
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

James Baldwin

Born in 1924 in New York City, James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, going on to garner acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity.
Other novels included Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head as well as essay works like Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Having lived in France, he died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul de Vence.

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Praise for Another Country

A masterwork... an almost unbearable, tumultuous, blood-pounding experience

Washington Post

Baldwin is one of the few genuinely indispensable American writers

Saturday Review

A delicate and fine-tuned talent... The book reveals Baldwin's immense will and professionalism

The New Yorker

Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land

Sunday Times

In Another Country, Baldwin created the essential American drama of the century

Colm Tóibín

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