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Book Title: Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories|
The author of the book: James Baldwin
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 996 KB
Edition: Library of America
Date of issue: February 1st 1998
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Read full description of the books Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories:Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. "Early Novels and Stories" presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism with rare verbal eloquence. This volume includes his first novel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953), "Giovanni's Room" (1956), and other early works. 992 pp.
Read information about the authorLibrarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Go Tell It on the Mountain, his first novel, is a partially autobiographical account of his youth. His essay collections Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, and The Fire Next Time were influential in informing a large white audience.
From 1948, Baldwin made his home primarily in the south of France, but often returned to the USA to lecture or teach. In 1957, he began spending half of each year in New York City. His novels include Giovanni's Room, about a white American expatriate who must come to terms with his homosexuality, and Another Country, about racial and gay sexual tensions among New York intellectuals. His inclusion of gay themes resulted in a lot of savage criticism from the Black community. Eldridge Cleaver, of the Black Panthers, stated the Baldwin's writing displayed an "agonizing, total hatred of blacks." Baldwin's play, Blues for Mister Charlie, was produced in 1964. Going to Meet the Man and Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone provided powerful descriptions of American racism. As an openly gay man, he became increasingly outspoken in condemning discrimination against lesbian and gay people.
On November 30, 1987 Baldwin died from stomach cancer in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.He was buried at the Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, near New York City.
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