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All those strangers : the art and lives of James Baldwin

Author: Douglas Field
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines how James Baldwin's fiction and non-fiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an examination of how external forces moulded Baldwin's personal, political, and psychological development and gave shape to his writing. The book views Baldwin through a cultural-historical lens alongside a more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2014037215
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Field
ISBN: 9780199384167 0199384169
OCLC Number: 908103242
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Baldwin's life on the left: from New York --
Intellectual to disturber of the peace --
Radical Baldwin and the FBI: from the rights movement to black power --
James Baldwin's religion: sex, love and blues --
"I am a stranger everywhere": travel and transnational tensions in Baldwin's work --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Douglas Field.

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This is a definitive portrait of a famously complex writer. Field delivers a masterful synthesis of key concerns in Baldwin's major works, along with meticulous original research into lesser-known Read more...

 
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