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James Baldwin

(1924—1987) American novelist and black civil rights activist

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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room  

A novel by James Baldwin, published in 1956. The candour of Baldwin's treatment of homosexuality gave the novel something of a succès de scandale. Told in the first person by ...
Fire Next Time

Fire Next Time  

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James Baldwin's well-received 1963 volume The Fire Next Time consists of two essays. The first, “My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Emancipation”, was ...
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Go Tell It on the Mountain  

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Novel by James Baldwin, published in 1953.On his fourteenth birthday in 1935, John Grimes faces the issue of religious conversion in the storefront Temple of the Fire Baptized while he wrestles with ...
Another Country

Another Country  

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Novel by James Baldwin, published in 1962.
Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name  

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Personal essays by James Baldwin, published in 1961, treating his ten-year expatriation in Europe, his return to Harlem, and his visit to the South during the period of school integration. Baldwin ...
Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son  

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A body of essays written between 1948 and 1955, the year of their book publication, that established James Baldwin's reputation as a major essayist and spokesperson for African Americans. It ...

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