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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 deals with black and white relations in the U.S. and Europe, with the relation of the artist to society, with Richard Wright, Faulkner, and Norman Mailer, and also with his views on the relationships of the sexes.

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