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Talking at the gates : a life of James Baldwin

Author: James Campbell
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1992, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""The unexamined life is not worth living" - this was James Baldwin's motto. Born in 1924 in Harlem, his first public success was as a boy preacher. His early essays and stories were published in New York's leading intellectual journals, but in 1948 Baldwin fled from the horrors of American racism to Paris. Living there in poverty, among the expatriate community, he wrote "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "Giovanni's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell, James, 1951-
Talking at the gates.
New York : Penguin Books, 1992, ©1991
(OCoLC)556967629
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Campbell
ISBN: 0140123954 9780140123951
OCLC Number: 25224674
Description: [xiv], 306 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: James Campbell.

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""The unexamined life is not worth living" - this was James Baldwin's motto. Born in 1924 in Harlem, his first public success was as a boy preacher. His early essays and stories were published in New York's leading intellectual journals, but in 1948 Baldwin fled from the horrors of American racism to Paris. Living there in poverty, among the expatriate community, he wrote "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and "Giovanni's Room". "Talking at the Gates" is a biography of one of America's most influential black writers. It offers fresh insights into Baldwin's friendships and rivalries, with Norman Mailer, Richard Wright, Marlon Brando and others, his love for Martin Luther King, his flirtation with the Black Panthers, and his homosexuality."--Amazon.com.

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