A Historical Guide to James Baldwin (Historical Guides to by Douglas Field

By Douglas Field

With contributions from significant students of African American literature, background, and cultural reports, A old advisor to James Baldwin makes a speciality of the 4 tumultous many years that outlined the nice author's existence and paintings. supplying a entire exam of Baldwin's different physique of labor that comes with brief tales, novels, and polemical essays, this assortment displays the most important occasions that left an indelible imprint at the iconic author: civil rights, black nationalism and the fight for homosexual rights within the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays additionally spotlight Baldwin's under-studied position as a trans-Atlantic author, his lifelong fight with religion, and his use of track, specifically the blues, as a key to unencumber the mysteries of his id as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially adverse era.

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