The life and influence of Jimmy in Saint-Paul de Vence.
Composed of more than 70 interviews with some of the many people who encountered James Baldwin in the last 17 years of his life, this revealing retrospective provides an intimate look into one of America’s greatest literary figures. Baldwin escaped from the racism and hatred in America to find solace and self-exile in Saint-Paul de Vence. In his time there, Baldwin became a beloved neighbor and friend to the locals of the village and hosted many guests from around the world in his grand bastide. Legendary celebrities, such as Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Bill Wyman, and others, tell their personal reminisces and stories about Baldwin.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
After receiving his bachelor of literary letters in journalism from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Jules B. Farber worked in public relations before becoming a freelance journalist and communications manager. He has written for various American and foreign publications and has published six books in multiple languages. His interest in James Baldwin arose when he saw a picture of Baldwin in the halls of La Colombe d’Or, while visiting Saint-Paul de Vence.
Jack Lang is a député from the Pas de Calais region at the Assemblée Nationale, a member of the Commission of Foreign Affairs in the National Assembly, and president of the Association for the Development of the Centre Pompidou. In addition to other governmental positions, he is the president of l’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France. Lang was a lifelong friend of James Baldwin.