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, historical past, and cultural reviews, A old advisor to James Baldwin specializes in the 4 tumultous a long time that outlined the good author's lifestyles and paintings. supplying a finished exam of Baldwin's diverse physique of labor that incorporates brief tales, novels, and polemical essays, this assortment displays the key 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 song, in particular the blues, as a key to free up the mysteries of his identification as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially adverse era.

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