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Book
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Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Knopf, 1994.
Description:
xv, 442 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-417) and index.
Contents:
The Harlem life -- Bill Miller -- Awakenings -- Beauford Delaney -- Probings -- The expatriate -- Lucien and the mountain -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The search for Giovanni -- Notes of a Native son -- The Amen corner -- A period of transition -- Giovanni's room -- End of an era -- The journey South -- The call of the stage -- Sermons and blues -- In search of a role -- Nobody knows my name -- Another country -- Africa and The fire next time -- The activist -- Blues for Mister Charlie -- Lucien and the white problem -- Searching for a new life -- Istanbul --
Tell me how long the train's been gone -- One day, when I was lost - No name in the street -- If Beale Street could talk -- The devil finds work -- Just above my head -- The evidence of things not seen: remember this house -- Gathering around the welcome table.
ISBN:
0394577086
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2
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James Baldwin (1924-1987), whose novels and essays aimed to liberate white America from the hypocrisy that made oppression and racism possible, was obsessed with his mission to bear witness to injustice, observes Leeming, who was Baldwin's secretary and longtime friend. Beneath the fiercely eloquent, prophetic writer was a troubled, vulnerable, lonely individual longing to be cradled and protected. Both sides of the man are probed in this highly perceptive, revealing biography, which Baldwin authorized in 1979. Leeming, who is now a professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, draws on interviews with Baldwin to illuminate the writer's difficulty in accepting his homosexuality, his attempted suicide in Paris in 1956, the strong autobiographical component in his fiction, his uneasy association with the Black Panthers and his formative relationship with his unloving stepfather, a puritanical, bitterly frustrated preacher who went mad. Photos. (Apr.) Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.

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