One Day When I Was Lost: A Scenario Based on Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Publisher: Dial Press
Place: New York
280 pages with illustrations by Lynn Braswell. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's quarter green cloth with white and red lettering to spine over white cloth boards with red lettering in original pictorial jacket. First American edition.
James Baldwin's screenplay based on Alex Haley's now classic The Autobiography Of Malcolm X makes immediate and terrifyingly real the stunning events that gave birth to a forceful, determined man . . . and created the atmosphere of hate that ultimately murdered him. Juxtaposing eloquence and violence, the highest of human ideals with the basest of human violence, this rare screenplay recreates Malcolm X as a symbol for his times . . . and as a flesh and blood black man who feels, loves, hates, and forgives through a life torn by pain, healed by faith, and finally ended by the bullets from a black brother's gun.