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The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time
A Book

by James Baldwin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Warns citizens to examine the actual state of America, the role of blacks, and race relations after a century of Emancipation.

Conversations with James Baldwin

Conversations with James Baldwin
A Book

by James Baldwin

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 297
  • 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
A Book

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN : 0791093654
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.

James Baldwin's God

James Baldwin's God
Sex, Hope, and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture

by Clarence E. Hardy

  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN : 9781572332300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"James Baldwin's relationship with black Christianity, and especially his rejection of it, exposes the anatomy of a religious heritage that has not been wrestled with sufficiently in black theological and religious studies. In James Baldwin's God: Sex, Hope, and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture, Clarence Hardy demonstrates that Baldwin is important not only for the ways he is connected to black religious culture, but also for the ways he chooses to disconnect himself from it. Despite Baldwin's view that black religious expression harbors a sensibility that is often vengeful and that its actual content is composed of illusory promises and empty theatrics, he remains captive to its energies, rhythms, languages, and themes. Baldwin is forced, on occasion, to acknowledge that the religious fervor he saw as an adolescent was not simply an expression of repressed sexual tension but also a sign of the irrepressible vigor and dignified humanity of black life." "In one of his later extended essays, James Baldwin remembered how his stepfather, David Baldwin, a one-time Baptist minister, died because of his "unreciprocated love for the Great God Almighty," James Baldwin's God engages most directly those aspects of Baldwin's work that address the substance and character of this unrequited love for a Christian God that is depicted as both silent before black suffering and as white - i.e., actively opposed to the flourishing of black life. Despite his consistent portrayal of a black holiness culture full of energy and passion, Baldwin implicitly condemns the fact that the principal backdrop to black people's conversion to Christianity in the United States is shame and not hope. Hardy's reading of Baldwin's texts, with its goal of understanding Baldwin's attitude toward a religion that revolves around an uncaring God in the face of black suffering, provides provocative reading for scholars of religion, literature, and history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
A Book

by Lisa Rosset

  • Publisher : Holloway House Publishing
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 9780870675645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After writing several controversial articles about racism in America, Baldwin moved to Europe and started a career in novel writing. His impassioned style of writing conveyed an urgent need for change in the black ghetto life and he came to be looked upon as the leading spokesman on racial affairs.

Black Women in the Fiction of James Baldwin

Black Women in the Fiction of James Baldwin
A Book

by Trudier Harris

  • Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • Release : 1987-06
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9780870495342
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98)

James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98)
Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work

by James Baldwin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998-02
  • Pages : 869
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • 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.

James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain

James Baldwin's Go Tell it on the Mountain
Historical and Critical Essays

by Carol E. Henderson

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9780820481586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The publication of James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain ushered in a new age of the urban telling of a tale twice told yet rarely expressed in such vivid portraits. Go Tell It unveils the struggle of man with his God and that of man with himself. Baldwin's intense scrutiny of the spiritual and communal customs that serve as moral centers of the black community directs attention to the striking incongruities of religious fundamentalism and oppression. This book examines these multiple impulses, challenging the widely held convention that politics and religion do not mix.

Re-viewing James Baldwin

Re-viewing James Baldwin
Things Not Seen

by Daniel Quentin Miller

  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 256
  • 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.

Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson

Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson
A Book

by Keith Clark

  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9780252071959
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
A Book

by Douglas Field

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1786946831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study provides an engaging overview and clear analysis of the fiction, non-fiction and drama of African-American writer James Baldwin ( 1924-1987). Whilst giving close attention to Baldwin's popular works such as Go Tell it on the Mountain and Another Country ; it also explores the important but less well known themes and texts including the use of the blues, masculinity, race and sexuality.

James Baldwin's Later Fiction

James Baldwin's Later Fiction
Witness to the Journey

by Lynn O. Scott

  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release : 2002-02-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0870139541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Baldwin’s Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwin’s reputation after the middle 1960s, his tepid reception in mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often mis-represented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above My Head that explore the interconnected themes in Baldwin’s work: the role of the family in sustaining the arts, the price of success in American society, and the struggle of black artists to change the ways that race, sex, and masculinity are represented in American culture. Scott argues that Baldwin’s later writing crosses the cultural divide between the 1950s and 1960s in response to the civil rights and black power movements. Baldwin’s earlier works, his political activism and sexual politics, and traditions of African American autobiography and fiction all play prominent roles in Scott’s analysis.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Novelist and Critic

by Glynnis Reed

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2019-12-15
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1978514816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The connection between American whites and blacks is far deeper and more passionate than any of us like to think. These words from the introduction of his collection of essays in "Nobody Knows My Name" shows the truth-telling strength of a brave man. James Baldwin was an outspoken advocate for social justice and equality for black people in America. He lent a creative and powerful voice to the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and brilliantly critiqued the problems of race in the twentieth century. Through his novels, plays, poetry, and essays, Baldwin urged the world to understand and appreciate the humanity and complexity of African Americans. This thought-provoking biography analyzes the life behind this creative force and will inspire your readers to be true to themselves and strong of conviction.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
A Book

by Randall Kenan,Amy Sickels

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1438148402
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents an introduction to the life and works of the American author, discussing his novels, his participation in the Civil Rights Movement, and his life as an expatriate writer in France.

James Baldwin Now

James Baldwin Now
A Book

by Dwight McBride

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1999-08-01
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 0814756174
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most prolific and influential African American writers, James Baldwin was for many a harbinger of hope, a man who traversed the genres of art-writing novels, essays, and poetry. James Baldwin Now takes advantage of the latest interdisciplinary work to understand the complexity of Baldwin's vision and contributions without needing to name him as exclusively gay, expatriate, black, or activist. It was, in fact, Baldwin who said, "it is quite impossible to write a worthwhile novel about a Jew or a Gentile or a Homosexual, for people refuse . . . to function in so neat and one-dimensional a fashion." McBride has gathered a unique group of new scholars to interrogate Baldwin's life, his presence, and his political thought and work. James Baldwin Now finally addresses the man who spoke, and continues to speak, so eloquently to crucial issues of the twentieth century.

A Political Companion to James Baldwin

A Political Companion to James Baldwin
A Book

by Susan J. McWilliams

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2017-11-15
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0813169933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Uniformly excellent” essays on the work of the renowned author and his “extraordinary relevance in the present moment” (Choice). In seminal works such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time, acclaimed author and social critic James Baldwin expresses his profound belief that writers have the power to transform society, engage the public, and inspire and channel conversation to achieve lasting change. While Baldwin is best known for his writings on racial consciousness and injustice, he is also one of the country’s most eloquent theorists of democratic life and the national psyche. In this book, prominent scholars assess the prolific author's relevance to present-day political challenges. Together, they address Baldwin as a democratic theorist, activist, and citizen, examining his writings on the civil rights movement, religion, homosexuality, and women’s rights. They investigate the ways in which his work speaks to and galvanizes a collective American polity, and explore his views on the political implications of individual experience in relation to race and gender. This volume not only considers Baldwin’s works within their own historical context, but also applies the author’s insights to recent events such as the Obama presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement, emphasizing his faith in the connections between the past and present. These incisive essays will encourage a new reading of Baldwin that celebrates his significant contributions to political and democratic theory.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
A Biography

by David Leeming

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-02-24
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 1628724692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon—Go Tell It on a Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time, and The Evidence of Things Not Seen—he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction, and sexual difference. A gay, African American writer who was born in Harlem, he found the freedom to express himself living in exile in Paris. When he returned to America to cover the Civil Rights movement, he became an activist and controversial spokesman for the movement, writing books that became bestsellers and made him a celebrity, landing him on the cover of Time. In this biography, which Library Journal called “indispensable,” David Leeming creates an intimate portrait of a complex, troubled, driven, and brilliant man. He plumbs every aspect of Baldwin’s life: his relationships with the unknown and the famous, including painter Beauford Delaney, Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, and childhood friend Richard Avedon; his expatriate years in France and Turkey; his gift for compassion and love; the public pressures that overwhelmed his quest for happiness, and his passionate battle for black identity, racial justice, and to “end the racial nightmare and achieve our country.” Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Groundbreaking Author and Civil Rights Activist

by Susan Henneberg

  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1477778985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Growing up African American in the middle part of the twentieth century, James Baldwin saw firsthand the ugly racism that scarred the United States. Further complicating his identity was the fact that he was openly gay at a time when homosexuality was a crime in almost all states. Baldwin turned his struggles into art, writing the semi-autobiographical novel Go Tell It on the Mountain; the essay collection Notes of a Native Son; and the controversial novel Giovanni’s Room, among many other works. He was an active participant in America’s civil rights movement, yet he often was kept at a distance by top leaders because of his sexuality. This volume captures the remarkable life of James Baldwin, an activist and writer who gave voice to so many, when they couldn’t speak for themselves.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Challenging Authors

by A. Scott Henderson,Paul Lee Thomas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-05-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9462096198
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The recognition and study of African American (AA) artists and public intellectuals often include Martin Luther King, Jr., and occasionally Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Malcolm X. The literary canon also adds Ralph Ellison, Richard White, Langston Hughes, and others such as female writers Zora Neale Hurston, Maya Angelou, and Alice Walker. Yet, the acknowledgement of AA artists and public intellectuals tends to skew the voices and works of those included toward normalized portrayals that fit wellwithin foundational aspects of the American myths refl ected in and perpetuated by traditional schooling. Further, while many AA artists and public intellectuals are distorted by mainstream media, public and political characterizations, and the curriculum, several powerful AA voices are simply omitted, ignored, including James Baldwin. This edited volume gathers a collection of essays from a wide range of perspectives that confront Baldwin’s impressive and challenging canon as well as his role as a public intellectual. Contributors also explore Baldwin as a confrontational voice during his life and as an enduring call for justice."

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin

A Historical Guide to James Baldwin
A Book

by Douglas Field

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2009-09-24
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 019045119X
  • 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.