1974 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK James Baldwin Hardcover Mylar Dust Jacket BCE
1974 IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK by James Baldwin. Hardcover book club edition by The Dial Press. The Dust Jacket is in very good condition and has been placed in a protective mylar sleeve. There is a bookplate inside the front cover.
Baldwin's intention with this classic was to intertwine two storylines, one of a couple falling in love and one of a family facing adversity, to show the ways in which they were connected in an attempt to illustrate the lifestyles of African Americans. Due to the storyline including a rape, this novel is often banned for violent content and censored based on age appropriateness in schools. If you are a collector of banned books, this is a novel you want on your library shelf.