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The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin

The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin Book
Author : Michele Elam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-04-09
ISBN : 1316240096
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century. Black, gay, and gifted, he was hailed as a 'spokesman for the race', although he personally, and controversially, eschewed titles and classifications of all kinds. Individual essays examine his classic novels and nonfiction as well as his work across lesser-examined domains: poetry, music, theatre, sermon, photo-text, children's literature, public media, comedy, and artistic collaboration. In doing so, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin captures the power and influence of his work during the civil rights era as well as his relevance in the 'post-race' transnational twenty-first century, when his prescient questioning of the boundaries of race, sex, love, leadership, and country assume new urgency.

Collected Essays

Collected Essays Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Library of America James Baldwin Edition
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.

Conversations with James Baldwin

Conversations with James Baldwin Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780878053896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selected interviews with the American writer shares his observations on his life and career, politics, Civil Rights, and the role of the artist

James Baldwin

James Baldwin Book
Author : Jules B. Farber
Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2016-07-01
ISBN : 1455620955
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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James Baldwin

James Baldwin Book
Author : David Adams Leeming,Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature David Adams Leeming
Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the life of the twentieth-century's most influential Black writer, discussing his literary works, his homosexuality, and his struggle against white society's denial of African American identity

All Those Strangers

All Those Strangers Book
Author : Douglas Field
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0199384150
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Adored by many, appalling to some, baffling still to others, few authors defy any single critical narrative to the confounding extent that James Baldwin manages. Was he a black or queer writer? Was he a religious or secular writer? Was he a spokesman for the civil rights movement or a champion of the individual? His critics, as disparate as his readership, endlessly wrestle with paradoxes, not just in his work but also in the life of a man who described himself as "all those strangers called Jimmy Baldwin" and who declared that "all theories are suspect." Viewing Baldwin through a cultural-historical lens alongside a more traditional literary critical approach, All Those Strangers examines how his fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. Showing how external forces molded Baldwin's personal, political, and psychological development, Douglas Field breaks through the established critical difficulties caused by Baldwin's geographical, ideological, and artistic multiplicity by analyzing his life and work against the radically transformative politics of his time. The book explores under-researched areas in Baldwin's life and work, including his relationship to the Left, his FBI files, and the significance of Africa in his writing, while also contributing to wider discussions about postwar US culture. Field deftly navigates key twentieth-century themes-the Cold War, African American literary history, conflicts between spirituality and organized religion, and transnationalism-to bring a number of isolated subjects into dialogue with each other. By exploring the paradoxes in Baldwin's development as a writer, rather than trying to fix his life and work into a single framework, All Those Strangers contradicts the accepted critical paradigm that Baldwin's life and work are too ambiguous to make sense of. By studying him as an individual and an artist in flux, Field reveals the manifold ways in which Baldwin's work develops and coheres.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin Book
Author : William J. Maxwell
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2017-06-06
ISBN : 1628727381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Available in book form for the first time, the FBI's secret dossier on the legendary and controversial writer. Decades before Black Lives Matter returned James Baldwin to prominence, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI considered the Harlem-born author the most powerful broker between black art and black power. Baldwin’s 1,884-page FBI file, covering the period from 1958 to 1974, was the largest compiled on any African American artist of the Civil Rights era. This collection of once-secret documents, never before published in book form, captures the FBI’s anxious tracking of Baldwin’s writings, phone conversations, and sexual habits—and Baldwin’s defiant efforts to spy back at Hoover and his G-men. James Baldwin: The FBI File reproduces over one hundred original FBI records, selected by the noted literary historian whose award-winning book, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature, brought renewed attention to bureau surveillance. William J. Maxwell also provides an introduction exploring Baldwin's enduring relevance in the time of Black Lives Matter along with running commentaries that orient the reader and offer historical context, making this book a revealing look at a crucial slice of the American past—and present.

Baldwin

Baldwin Book
Author : Roy Jenkins
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780002150934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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James Baldwin s Turkish Decade

James Baldwin   s Turkish Decade Book
Author : Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2008-12-26
ISBN : 9780822392408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Between 1961 and 1971 James Baldwin spent extended periods of time in Turkey, where he worked on some of his most important books. In this first in-depth exploration of Baldwin’s “Turkish decade,” Magdalena J. Zaborowska reveals the significant role that Turkish locales, cultures, and friends played in Baldwin’s life and thought. Turkey was a nurturing space for the author, who by 1961 had spent nearly ten years in France and Western Europe and failed to reestablish permanent residency in the United States. Zaborowska demonstrates how Baldwin’s Turkish sojourns enabled him to re-imagine himself as a black queer writer and to revise his views of American identity and U.S. race relations as the 1960s drew to a close. Following Baldwin’s footsteps through Istanbul, Ankara, and Bodrum, Zaborowska presents many never published photographs, new information from Turkish archives, and original interviews with Turkish artists and intellectuals who knew Baldwin and collaborated with him on a play that he directed in 1969. She analyzes the effect of his experiences on his novel Another Country (1962) and on two volumes of his essays, The Fire Next Time (1963) and No Name in the Street (1972), and she explains how Baldwin’s time in Turkey informed his ambivalent relationship to New York, his responses to the American South, and his decision to settle in southern France. James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade expands the knowledge of Baldwin’s role as a transnational African American intellectual, casts new light on his later works, and suggests ways of reassessing his earlier writing in relation to ideas of exile and migration.

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1993
ISBN : 9780679744726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The powerful evocation of a childhood in Harlem that helped to galvanize the early days of the civil rights movement examines the deep consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic. Reissue. 20,000 first printing.

James Baldwin in Turkey

James Baldwin in Turkey Book
Author : Sedat Pakay
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9780295992105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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James Baldwin in Turkey shares rarely seen photographs of James Baldwin in Turkey, taken by his friend Sedat Pakay. Piercingly intimate and beautifully candid, these images capture the vibrant world of acquaintances, friends, and collaborators Baldwin cultivated while living intermittently in Turkey from 1961 to 1971. Following publication of Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin's literary star approached its peak during the turbulent 1960s. His burgeoning role as celebrity, prophet, and leader heaped an unsustainable amount of pressure and responsibility onto his slight frame in an American landscape that doubly punished Baldwin for being both black and gay, and he often turned to Turkey for sanctuary. Bearing Witness to Another Place includes essays by writers and scholars who use his sojourns to Turkey as a lens to understand Baldwin as a human being and his need for sanctuary in order to continue to bear witness to America's dream of racial equality. Charles Johnson is the author of Middle Passage and professor emeritus at the University of Washington. Other contributors include Brian J. Carter, Michael S. Harper, Resat Kasaba, David Leeming, Howard Norman, Nancy Rawles, and Magdalena J. Zaborowska.

Baldwin for Our Times

Baldwin for Our Times Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2016-11-01
ISBN : 0807064521
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of James Baldwin's writings that speaks urgently to our current era of racial injustice, with an introduction by prominent Baldwin scholar Rich Blint In his unforgettable, incandescent essays and poetry, James Baldwin diagnosed the racial injustices of the twentieth century and illuminated the struggles and triumphs of African Americans. Now, in our current age of persistent racial injustice and the renewed spirit of activism represented by the Black Lives Matter movement, Baldwin’s insights are more urgent than ever. Baldwin for Our Times features incisive essay selections from Notes of a Native Son and searing poetry from Jimmy’s Blues—writing to turn to for wisdom and strength as we seek to understand and confront the injustices of our times.

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin Book
Author : Douglas Field
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0195366530
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With contributions from major scholars of African American literature, history, and cultural studies, A Historical Guide to James Baldwin focuses on the four tumultous decades that defined the great author's life and art. Providing a comprehensive examination of Baldwin's varied body of work that includes short stories, novels, and polemical essays, this collection reflects the major events that left an indelible imprint on the iconic writer: civil rights, black nationalism and the struggle for gay rights in the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays also highlight Baldwin's under-studied role as a trans-Atlantic writer, his lifelong struggle with faith, and his use of music, especially the blues, as a key to unlock the mysteries of his identity as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially hostile era.

Re viewing James Baldwin

Re viewing James Baldwin Book
Author : Daniel Quentin Miller
Publisher : Temple University Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781566397377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new collection of essays presents a critical reappraisal of James Baldwin's work, looking beyond the commercial and critical success of some of Baldwin's early writings such as Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son. Focusing on Baldwin's critically undervalued early works and the virtually neglected later ones, the contributors illuminate little-known aspects of this daring author's work and highlight his accomplishments as an experimental writer. Attentive to his innovations in style and form, Things Not Seen reveals an author who continually challenged cultural norms and tackled matters of social justice, sexuality, and racial identity. As volume editor D. Quentin Miller notes, "what has been lost is a complete portrait of [Baldwin's] tremendously rich intellectual journey that illustrates the direction of African-American thought and culture in the late twentieth century." This is an important book for anyone interested in Baldwin's work. It will engage readers interested in literature and African-American Studies. Author note: D. Quentin Miller is Assistant Professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN.

James Baldwin The Last Interview

James Baldwin   The Last Interview Book
Author : James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe
Publisher : Melville House Pub
Release : 2014-12-02
ISBN : 9781612194004
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.' James Baldwin lived by that creed. When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe travelled to the south of France to interview a critically ill James Baldwin, they knew it was his last chance to speak at length about his life and work. The result is one of the most eloquent and revelatory interviews of Baldwin's career, ranging widely over his youth in Harlem, his friendship with Miles Davis and Toni Morrison and his thoughts on race.

Early Novels and Stories

Early Novels and Stories Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Library of America James Baldw
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A collection of stories penned by one of the greatest African-American writers of the postwar era includes such works as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country, and Going to Meet the Man.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin Book
Author : Deborah Cannarella
Publisher : Childs World Incorporated
Release : 2003-08
ISBN : 9781567665314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Introduction to the life and accomplishments of famed African-American writer and essayist, James Baldwin.

James Baldwin The Last Interview

James Baldwin  The Last Interview Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2014-12-02
ISBN : 161219401X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin “I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin’s brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything—Baldwin was critically ill and David knew that this might be the writer’s last chance to speak at length about his life and work. The result is one of the most eloquent and revelatory interviews of Baldwin’s career, a conversation that ranges widely over such topics as his childhood in Harlem, his close friendship with Miles Davis, his relationship with writers like Toni Morrison and Richard Wright, his years in France, and his ever-incisive thoughts on the history of race relations and the African-American experience. Also collected here are significant interviews from other moments in Baldwin’s life, including an in-depth interview conducted by Studs Terkel shortly after the publication of Nobody Knows My Name. These interviews showcase, above all, Baldwin’s fearlessness and integrity as a writer, thinker, and individual, as well as the profound struggles he faced along the way.

The Racial Problem in the Works of Richard Wright and James Baldwin

The Racial Problem in the Works of Richard Wright and James Baldwin Book
Author : Jean-François Gounard
Publisher : Praeger
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gounard's examination of the writings of Richard Wright and James Baldwin uncovers a complementary relationship between these two black American writers. Both writers reflect the profound desire of black Americans to be recognized as first-class citizens: Wright aroused white America's conscience, Baldwin made that conscience experience guilt. According to Gounard, studying the thirty-year evolution of their ideas is essential to understanding the evolution of the American race problem. This meticulous study covers literary works, political and philosophical essays; and includes a comprehensive bibliography of both authors' works.

Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name Book
Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essays discuss race relations, segregation, the role of the writer in society, and the work of Andre Gide, Richard Wright, and Norman Mailer.