The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

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First published in 1963, James Baldwin's A Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America's so-called ldquo;Negro problemrdquo;. As remarkable for its masterful prose as it is for its uncompromising account of black experience in the United States, it is considered to this day one of the most articulate and influential expressions of 1960s race relations. The book consists of two essays, ldquo;My Dungeon Shook mdash; Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,rdquo; and ldquo;Down At The Cross mdash; Letter from a Region of My Mind.rdquo; It weaves thematic threads of love, faith, and family into a candid assault on the hypocrisy of the so-say ldquo;land of the freerdquo;, insisting on the inequality implicit to American society. ldquo;You were born where you were born and faced the future that you facedrdquo;, Baldwin writes to his nephew, ldquo;because you were black and for no other reason.rdquo; His profound sense of injustice is matched by a robust belief in ldquo;monumental dignityrdquo;, in patience, empathy, and the possibility of transforming America into ldquo;what America must become.rdquo;

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : James Baldwin
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Release : 2017
File : 270 Pages
ISBN-13 : 3836551039


Tell Me How Long The Train S Been Gone

Tell Me How Long The Train S Been Gone

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A major work of American literature that powerfully portrays the anguish of being Black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is overpowering in its vitality and extravagant in the intensity of its feeling.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-09-17
File : 496 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780804149709


If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

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In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. "A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013-09-17
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780804149679


James Baldwin And The 1980s

James Baldwin And The 1980s

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By the 1980s, critics and the public alike considered James Baldwin irrelevant. Yet Baldwin remained an important, prolific writer until his death in 1987. Indeed, his work throughout the decade pushed him into new areas, in particular an expanded interest in the social and psychological consequences of popular culture and mass media. Joseph Vogel offers the first in-depth look at Baldwin's dynamic final decade of work. Delving into the writer's creative endeavors, crucial essays and articles, and the impassioned polemic The Evidence of Things Not Seen, Vogel finds Baldwin as prescient and fearless as ever. Baldwin's sustained grappling with "the great transforming energy" of mass culture revealed his gifts for media and cultural criticism. It also brought him into the fray on issues ranging from the Reagan-era culture wars to the New South, from the deterioration of inner cities to the disproportionate incarceration of black youth, and from pop culture gender-bending to the evolving women's and gay rights movements. Astute and compelling, revives and redeems the final act of a great American writer.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Joseph Vogel
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2018-03-20
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780252050411


James Baldwin

James Baldwin

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A clear overview and analysis of James Baldwin's life and work. 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 other important but less well known themes and texts, including the use of the blues, masculinity, race and sexuality.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Douglas Field
Publisher : Northcote House Pub Limited
Release : 2011
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780746312025


James Baldwin And The Queer Imagination

James Baldwin And The Queer Imagination

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Stepping back to examine the relationship between James Baldwin and queer theory, Brim unveils new critical insights that their complicated pairing provides

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Matt Brim
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2014-09-26
File : 214 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780472052349


Black Women In The Fiction Of James Baldwin

Black Women In The Fiction Of James Baldwin

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Trudier Harris
Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release : 1987-06
File : 229 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0870495348


James Baldwin And The Short Story

James Baldwin And The Short Story

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This book examines the range of issues that echo in James Baldwin's short stories. It articulates and defends the claim that the stories in the collection Going to Meet the Man are driven by the autobiographical memory of the author. To support this line of thought and the related proposition that the stories feed into themes relevant to self-knowledge, vicarious suffering, love, and forgiveness, their effectiveness as transformative and "revelatory texts" is highlighted. By drawing on contemporary studies and challenging the view that short stories are no more than miniature pieces merely echoing "major" works of their authors, this book demonstrates that the short story genre can be profoundly forceful and effective in the articulation of complex human issues. This study shows also that the humanistic import of the Baldwin stories is amplified by their ability to accumulate moral tension as they elicit the participation of the reader in an imaginative quest for a better world.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Benedict Ushedo
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2018-03-21
File : 194 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781498242042


James Baldwin

James Baldwin

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A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2007-01-01
File : 226 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780791093658


Conversations With James Baldwin

Conversations With James Baldwin

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SUMMARY:

Selected interviews with the American writer shares his observations on his life and career, politics, Civil Rights, and the role of the artist

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : James Baldwin
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1989
File : 297 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0878053891