Historical Guide to James Baldwin

Historical Guide to James Baldwin

by Douglas Field
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195366549

ISBN-13: 9780195366549

Pub. Date: 09/24/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

With contributions from major scholars of African American literature, history, and cultural studies, A Historical Guide to James Baldwin focuses on the four tumultous decades that defined the great author's life and art. Providing a comprehensive examination of Baldwin's varied body of work that includes short stories, novels, and polemical essays, this collection

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With contributions from major scholars of African American literature, history, and cultural studies, A Historical Guide to James Baldwin focuses on the four tumultous decades that defined the great author's life and art. Providing a comprehensive examination of Baldwin's varied body of work that includes short stories, novels, and polemical essays, this collection reflects the major events that left an indelible imprint on the iconic writer: civil rights, black nationalism and the struggle for gay rights in the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays also highlight Baldwin's under-studied role as a trans-Atlantic writer, his lifelong struggle with faith, and his use of music, especially the blues, as a key to unlock the mysteries of his identity as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially hostile era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195366549
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/24/2009
Series:
History Gds American Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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