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The cross of redemption : uncollected writings

Author: James Baldwin; Randall Kenan
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A treasury of essays, articles, and reviews by the late author includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature, and the possibility of an African-American president.
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Genre/Form: anthologie
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Arthur Baldwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin; Randall Kenan
ISBN: 9780307378828 0307378829 9780307275967 0307275965
OCLC Number: 419799912
Notes: A collection of essays, speeches, letters, reviews, etc.
Description: xxiii, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Looking for James Baldwin --
Essays and speeches. Mass culture and the creative artist : some personal notes ; A word from writer directly to reader ; From Nationalism, colonialism, and the United States : one minute to twelve : a forum ; Theater : the Negro in and out ; Is A Raisin in the Sun a lemon in the dark? ; As much truth as one can bear ; Geraldine Page : bird of light ; From What's the reason why? : a symposium by best-selling authors : James Baldwin on Another Country ; The artist's struggle for integrity ; We can change the country ; Why I stopped hating Shakespeare ; The uses of the blues ; What price freedom? ; The white problem ; Black power ; The price may be too high ; The nigger we invent ; Speech from the Soledad rally ; A challenge to bicentennial candidates ; The news from all the northern cities is, to understate it, grim : the state of the union is catastrophic ; Lorraine Hansberry at the summit ; On language, race, and the black writer ; Of the sorrow songs : the cross of redemption ; Black English : a dishonest argument ; This far and no further ; On being white ... and other lies ; Blacks and Jews ; To crush a serpent --
Profiles. The fight : Patterson vs. Liston ; Sidney Poitier --
Letters. Letters from a journey ; The international war crimes tribunal ; Anti-semitism and black power ; An open letter to my sister Angela Y. Davis ; A letter to prisoners ; The fire this time : letter to the bishop --
Forewords and afterwords. A quarter-century of un-Americana ; Memoirs of a bastard angel : a fifty-year literary and erotic odyssey by Harold Norse ; The Negro in New York : an informal social history, 1626-1940, edited by Roi Ottley and William J. Weatherby ; Daddy was a number runner, by Louise Merriwether ; A lonely rage, by Bobby Seale --
Book reviews. Best short stories, by Maxim Gorky ; Mother, by Maxim Gorky ; The Amboy dukes, by Irving Shulman ; The sure hand of God, by Erskine Caldwell ; The sling and the arrow, by Stuart Engstrand ; Novels and stories, by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by V.S. Pritchett; and Robert Louis Stevenson, by David Daiches ; Flood crest, by Hodding Carter ; The moth, by James M. Cain ; The portable Russian reader, edited by Bernard Guilbert Guerney ; The person and the common good, by Jacques Maritain ; The Negro newspaper, by Vishnu V. Oak ; Jim Crow America, by Earl Conrad ; The high cost of prejudice, by Bucklin Moon ; The Protestant Church and the Negro, by Frank S. Loescher ; Color and conscience, by Buell G. Gallagher ; From slavery to freedom, by John Hope Franklin : The Negro in America, by Arnold Rose ; The cool world, by Warren Miller ; Essays, by Seymour Krim ; The arrangement, by Elia Kazan ; A man's life : an autobiography, by Roger Wilkins --
Fiction. The death of a prophet.
Responsibility: James Baldwin ; edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan.

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