The Baltimore-born author of The Beautiful Struggle, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issue, Ta-Nehisi Coates takes much of his personal credo from Barack Obama, who said during his 2004 presidential run, “I’m rooted in the black community, but I’m not limited by it.”
Below are Ta-Nehisi Coates’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
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The Fire Next Time
Basically the fines essay I've ever read. It's technically two essays but it feels like one. Baldwin refused to hold anyone's hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.
The Great Gatsby
I'm a sucker for efficiency. This book gets so much out of what is, ultimately, a rather slim story. I adore it.
A book that deeply informs my journalist sense. Writers-particularly American writers-constantly feel the pull of soulutionism, the desire to assure their readers that there is a way out, even when there isn't. Judt refused this. History, he understood, does not exist to comfort us.
$309.75 Tenth of December
$190.19 Dark Night of the Soul
by Saint John of the Cross
$161.92 The Man Who Was Thursday
G. K. Chesterton
$211.35 Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
$201.83 The Dictionary
$168.95 Cosmic Trigger
Robert Anton Wilson
$155.93 Fifth Business
$172.83 I Lost it at the Movies
$231.75 Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair
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