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James Baldwin : the last interview and other conversations

Author: James Baldwin; Quincy Troupe
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Pub., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin "I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only." When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin's brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything'Baldwin was critically ill and David knew  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Interviews
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
James Baldwin.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2014]
(DLC) 2014035168
(OCoLC)873762350
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin; Quincy Troupe
ISBN: 9781612194011 161219401X
OCLC Number: 883297873
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: James Baldwin and Quincy Troupe.

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Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin "I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only." When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin's brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything'Baldwin was critically ill and David knew that this might be the writer's last chance to speak at length about his life and work. The result is one of the most eloquent and revelatory interviews of Baldwin's career, a conversation that ranges widely over such topics as his childhood in Harlem, his close friendship with Miles Davis, his relationship with writers like Toni Morrison and Richard Wright, his years in France, and his ever-incisive thoughts on the history of race relations and the African-American experience. Also collected here are significant interviews from other moments in Baldwin's life, including an in-depth interview conducted by Studs Terkel shortly after the publication of Nobody Knows My Name. These interviews showcase, above all, Baldwin's fearlessness and integrity as a writer, thinker, and individual, as well as the profound struggles he faced along the way.

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