Genre : Social Science
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
ISBN_10 : 9780252050411
Copyright Year : 2018-03-20
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By the 1980s, critics and the public alike considered James Baldwin irrelevant. Yet Baldwin remained an important, prolific writer until his death in 1987. Indeed, his work throughout the decade pushed him into new areas, in particular an expanded interest in the social and psychological consequences of popular culture and mass media. Joseph Vogel offers the first in-depth look at Baldwin's dynamic final decade of work. Delving into the writer's creative endeavors, crucial essays and articles, and the impassioned polemic The Evidence of Things Not Seen, Vogel finds Baldwin as prescient and fearless as ever. Baldwin's sustained grappling with "the great transforming energy" of mass culture revealed his gifts for media and cultural criticism. It also brought him into the fray on issues ranging from the Reagan-era culture wars to the New South, from the deterioration of inner cities to the disproportionate incarceration of black youth, and from pop culture gender-bending to the evolving women's and gay rights movements. Astute and compelling, revives and redeems the final act of a great American writer.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
ISBN_10 : 9780472052349
Copyright Year : 2014-09-26
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Stepping back to examine the relationship between James Baldwin and queer theory, Brim unveils new critical insights that their complicated pairing provides

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📒 James Baldwin by William J. Maxwell

Genre : History
Publisher : Skyhorse
ISBN_10 : 9781628727388
Copyright Year : 2017-06-06
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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.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN_10 : 9781498242042
Copyright Year : 2018-03-21
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This book examines the range of issues that echo in James Baldwin's short stories. It articulates and defends the claim that the stories in the collection Going to Meet the Man are driven by the autobiographical memory of the author. To support this line of thought and the related proposition that the stories feed into themes relevant to self-knowledge, vicarious suffering, love, and forgiveness, their effectiveness as transformative and "revelatory texts" is highlighted. By drawing on contemporary studies and challenging the view that short stories are no more than miniature pieces merely echoing "major" works of their authors, this book demonstrates that the short story genre can be profoundly forceful and effective in the articulation of complex human issues. This study shows also that the humanistic import of the Baldwin stories is amplified by their ability to accumulate moral tension as they elicit the participation of the reader in an imaginative quest for a better world.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781107043039
Copyright Year : 2015-04-20
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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.

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📒 The Investigator Volumes 1 2 by James Baldwin Brown

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Publisher : Arkose Press
ISBN_10 : 1343545129
Copyright Year : 2015-09-26
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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📒 James Baldwin In Context by D. Quentin Miller

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 1108476724
Copyright Year : 2019-08-01
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James Baldwin in Context provides a wide-ranging collection of approaches to the work of an essential black American author who is just as relevant now as he was during his turbulent heyday in the mid-twentieth century. The perspectives range from those who knew Baldwin personally, to scholars who have dedicated decades to studying him, to a new generation of scholars for whom Baldwin is nearly a historical figure. This collection complements the ever-growing body of scholarship on Baldwin by combining traditional inroads into his work, such as music and expatriation, with new approaches, such as intersectionality and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
ISBN_10 : 9781571133250
Copyright Year : 2014
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Examines the major divisions in criticism of this major African American writer, paying particular attention to the way each critical period defines Baldwin and his work for its own purposes.

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📒 Notebooks With Quote by Orlando J. Fagan

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Copyright Year : 2020-03-31
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James Baldwin Quote 2 The People I Want to Punch in the Face: The Classic, Unique, Blank, Awesome Notebook is a beautifully produced, matte blank notebook, complete with 110 pages of unlined white paper. It is suitable for anyone and would make the perfect gag gift. For inspiration, motivation, creativity or just as the driving force to help you get things done, Awesome Notebooks have exactly what you need.Check out our other notebooks and find the perfect one that will suit you, or would be ideal for that special gift for a loved one. Awesome Notebooks carry a range of different notebooks and you will undoubtedly find the right one for you by checking through our different and exciting graphic options. With the People I Want to Punch in the Face: The Classic, Unique, Blank, Awesome Notebook you have something that can be carried easily and will help you to maintain your inspiration wherever you may be. Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 120

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN_10 : 0878053891
Copyright Year : 1989
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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

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