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James Baldwin

James Baldwin

by Douglas Field


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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 the important but less well known themes and texts including the use of the blues, masculinity, race and sexuality.

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ISBN-13: 9780746312070
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Writers and Their Work
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Douglas Field is Senior Lecturer in English at Staffordshire University where he teaches English and American Literature. He has written extensively on African-American literature and culture generally, and on Baldwin specifically. His publications include (as editor) The Historical Guide to James Baldwin (2009) and American Cold War Culture (2005).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Biographical Outline xi

Abbreviations xvii

Introduction: Situating James Baldwin 1

1 Transnational Baldwin 12

2 The Writer and the Civil Rights Movement 28

3 Racial and Sexual Difference 44

4 Baldwin and Music 57

5 Baldwin and Religion 73

Conclusion 86

Notes 91

Bibliography 99

Index 107

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