Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

by James Baldwin

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Overview

Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays — "passionate, probing, controversial" (The Atlantic) — examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679744733
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 20,740
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1924

Date of Death:

December 1, 1987

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

St. Paul de Vence, France

Education:

DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City

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"A passionate, probing, controversial book which is outstandingly well written."—The Atlantic

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