• The Price of the Ticket

  • Collected Nonfiction: 1948-1985
  • By: James Baldwin
  • Narrated by: JD Jackson
  • Length: 34 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An essential compendium of James Baldwin’s most powerful nonfiction work, calling on us “to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country.”

Personal and prophetic, these essays uncover what it means to live in a racist American society with insights that feel as fresh today as they did over the four decades in which he composed them. Longtime Baldwin fans and especially those just discovering his genius will appreciate this essential collection of his great nonfiction writing. Along with 46 additional pieces, it includes the full text of dozens of famous essays from such books as:

  • Notes of a Native Son 
  • Nobody Knows My Name 
  • The Fire Next Time 
  • No Name in the Street 
  • The Devil Finds Work 

This collection provides the perfect entrée into Baldwin’s prescient commentary on race, sexuality, and identity in an unjust American society.

©1961, 2021 Estate of James Baldwin (P)2021 Beacon Press
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic Reviews

“With burning passion and jabbing, epigrammatic acuity, Baldwin fearlessly articulates issues of race, democracy, and American identity.”—Toni Morrison 

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