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  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241337547
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

Dark Days




Fifty new books at £1 each, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry

Drawing on his own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, James Baldwin's searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.

'So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded'

  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241337547
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $2.50

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 Dark Days

A metal legend. his jailing and trial are truly disturbing, his writing of it is astonishingly good, and the whole is humane and uplifting

Sunday Sport

What elevates it above many banged-up-abroad books is Blythe's skill as a storyteller. he gives an in-depth glimpse into the mind of an alcoholic and the life of a touring rock band. Smarter and a hell of a lot darker than your average rock memoir

Classic Rock

Immersive, heart-wrenching

Metal Hammer

Essential, tragic chronicle of metal mayhem

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Classic of the month: Dark Days

In July we explored racism, identity, education and love in James Baldwin’s searing essay collection Dark Days.

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