Download e-book for kindle: A Historical Guide to James Baldwin (Historical Guides to by Douglas Field

By Douglas Field

With contributions from significant students of African American literature, heritage, and cultural reports, A ancient advisor to James Baldwin specializes in the 4 tumultous many years that outlined the good author's lifestyles and paintings. offering a accomplished exam of Baldwin's assorted 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 function as a trans-Atlantic author, his lifelong fight with religion, and his use of song, 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 antagonistic era.

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