Baldwin, James 1924-1987
Most widely held works about James Baldwin
Most widely held works by James Baldwin
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin ( Book )
142 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 4,665 libraries worldwide
The story of John Grimes, a young man living in Harlem in the 1930's. His relationship with his strict preacher-father, Gabriel, who moved from the South to escape his past, is the central focus of this compelling drama.
The fire next time by James Baldwin ( Book )
84 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 3,809 libraries worldwide
Two letters, written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.
Another country by James Baldwin ( Book )
95 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 3,335 libraries worldwide
"First there is a battlefield, a pressure-cooker, a time-bomb: the destructive potential that exists in racial bigotry, in color prejudice and in the tensions and sensitivities which such attitudes encourage. Woven into this pattern of violence, there is a theme that is gentle, wistful and poetic: this is Baldwin's apologia for homosexual love."
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin ( Book )
46 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,278 libraries worldwide
Like the blues--sweet, sad, and full of truth--this masterful work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love--the affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of the black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous Tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale ... a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.
Nobody knows my name; more notes of a native son by James Baldwin ( Book )
70 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 3,178 libraries worldwide
Collected essays divided into two parts: Sitting in the house ; With everything on my mind.
Notes of a native son by James Baldwin ( Book )
79 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 3,128 libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1955, James Baldwin's first nonfiction book has become a classic. These searing essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and Americans abroad remain as powerful today as when they were written. "He named for me the things you feel but couldn't utter. . . . Jimmy's essays articulated for the first time to white America what it meant to be American and a black American at the same time."
Giovanni's room by James Baldwin ( Book )
113 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in 16 languages and held by 2,739 libraries worldwide
"David, a young American expatriate in the south of France, becomes romantically involved...."
Just above my head by James Baldwin ( Book )
33 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,630 libraries worldwide
This sprawling drama traces the passage of three individuals through the events of the nineteen-fifties, sixties, and seventies from the Apollo in Harlem to the Olympia in Paris. Love and courage bind a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother.
Going to meet the man by James Baldwin ( Book )
62 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,579 libraries worldwide
"'There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it.' The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their heads above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob."--Container.
Tell me how long the train's been gone : a novel by James Baldwin ( Book )
37 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in 8 languages and held by 2,483 libraries worldwide
Collected essays by James Baldwin ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,256 libraries worldwide
Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Nobody Knows My Name (1961), which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political. The classic The Fire Next Time (1963), perhaps the most influential of his writings, is his most penetrating analysis of America's racial divide, and an impassioned call to "end the racial nightmare ... and change the history of the world." The later volumes No Name in the Street (1972) and The Devil Finds Work (1976) chart his continuing response to the social and political turbulence of his era. A further thirty-six essaysnine of them previously uncollected - include some of Baldwin's earliest published writings, as well as revealing later insights into the language of Shakespeare, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the music of Earl Hines.
Blues for Mister Charlie, a play by James Baldwin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in English and held by 2,201 libraries worldwide
Three act drama on an interracial theme.
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin ( Book )
13 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,180 libraries worldwide
Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer.
No name in the street by James Baldwin ( Book )
36 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
The evidence of things not seen by James Baldwin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and French and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
Focusing on the murders of Afro-American children in Atlanta in 1979 and 1980, Baldwin examines race relations in America and the inequities of the criminal justice system.
A rap on race by Margaret Mead ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1984 in 6 languages and held by 1,835 libraries worldwide
The price of the ticket : collected nonfiction, 1948-1985 by James Baldwin ( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
Complete collection of major nonfiction writings by author James Baldwin, composed between 1948 and 1985, providing his perceptions of the twentieth century black American experience.
The amen corner; a play by James Baldwin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1954 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,748 libraries worldwide
The devil finds work : an essay by James Baldwin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Studies how racism has been portrayed in American movies, and discusses how Hollywood's views about racism have influenced the rest of the nation.
Jimmy's blues : selected poems by James Baldwin ( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Finally in paperback, here is James Baldwin's only collection of poems. Baldwin's language is deceptively simple--this poetry is easily understood. But the emotions behind the words go to the core not only of the poet's soul, but of America's. Readers will see Baldwin here in both a familiar and an altogether different light.
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