Stealing the Fire: The Art and Protest of James Baldwin

Stealing the Fire: The Art and Protest of James Baldwin

by Horace A. Porter
     
 

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This book combines a theoretical and explicatory approach and offers revisionary readings of Baldwin's early novels and essays.

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This book combines a theoretical and explicatory approach and offers revisionary readings of Baldwin's early novels and essays.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Porter's highly specialized study focuses on Baldwin's early work up through The Fire Next Time (1963). In a brief introduction, he considers Baldwin in relation to the Afro-American tradition of social protest. He then traces Baldwin's sources in Harriet Beecher Stowe, Richard Wright, and Henry James. Having done his doctoral dissertation on Baldwin at Yale, Porter follows in Harold Bloom's footsteps by carefully delineating the anxiety of influence in Baldwin's development as a writer. An epilogue provides a moving account of Baldwin's funeral. Recommended for academic libraries; includes a fairly extensive bibliography.-- William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY
Booknews
Porter (English and Afro-American Studies, Dartmouth) offers a theoretical and explicatory approach to revisionary reading of Baldwin's early novels and essays. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819562395
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1990
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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