james baldwin


No.ISBN : 9781612194011
Author : James Baldwin
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Melville House
Copyright Year : 2014-12-02
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 9780791093658
Author : Harold Bloom
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Copyright Year : 2007-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.


No.ISBN : 0878053891
Author : James Baldwin
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Copyright Year : 1989
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DESCRIPTION : Selected interviews with the American writer shares his observations on his life and career, politics, Civil Rights, and the role of the artist


No.ISBN : 9780804149730
Author : James Baldwin
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
Copyright Year : 2013-09-17
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DESCRIPTION : Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.


No.ISBN : 0252071956
Author : Keith Clark
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Copyright Year : 2004
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DESCRIPTION : Explores the novels, short stories, and plays of three African American writers to demonstrate how they challenged classic portrayals of black men in earlier literature. Discusses how the identity of black men changed from one equated with victimization, isolation, and patriarchy; to one of community, camaraderie, and intimacy.


No.ISBN : 1566397375
Author : Daniel Quentin Miller
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Temple University Press
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : 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.


No.ISBN : 0870675648
Author : Lisa Rosset
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Holloway House Publishing
Copyright Year : 1990-01-01
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DESCRIPTION : A biography of an American author noted for his books on racial conflict in the United States.


No.ISBN : 0870495348
Author : Trudier Harris
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Copyright Year : 1987
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No.ISBN : 0820481580
Author : Carol E. Henderson
Genre : History
Publisher : Peter Lang
Copyright Year : 2006
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DESCRIPTION : Original Scholarly Monograph


No.ISBN : 0822392402
Author : Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Duke University Press
Copyright Year : 2008-12-26
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DESCRIPTION : 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.