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Baldwin, James 1924-1987

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Works: 1,109 works in 3,192 publications in 9 languages and 138,922 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Biography  Poetry  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Speaker, Honoree, Dedicatee, Narrator, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 813.54
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Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )
162 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,333 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 )
99 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 5,139 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
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin( Book )
61 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,170 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
Another country by James Baldwin( Book )
91 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,046 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."
Nobody knows my name; more notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )
122 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,006 libraries worldwide
Essays discuss race relations, segregation, the role of the writer in society, and the work of Andre Gide, Richard Wright, and Norman Mailer
Giovanni's room; a novel by James Baldwin( Book )
97 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,796 libraries worldwide
"David, a young American expatriate in the south of France, becomes romantically involved ..."
Blues for Mister Charlie : a play by James Baldwin( Book )
51 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,237 libraries worldwide
Three act drama on an interracial theme
Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )
99 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,131 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 head 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
Just above my head by James Baldwin( Book )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,913 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
Tell me how long the train's been gone : a novel by James Baldwin( Book )
37 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and held by 2,878 libraries worldwide
At the height of his theatrical career, Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, we learn the events and choices that have led him to this crossroads
Collected essays by James Baldwin( Book )
10 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,389 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
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,368 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
The amen corner; a play by James Baldwin( Book )
35 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,256 libraries worldwide
For years, Sister Margaret Alexander has moved her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety. But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )
51 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 7 languages and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
Notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )
61 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 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."
The evidence of things not seen by James Baldwin( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,006 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
The price of the ticket : collected nonfiction, 1948-1985 by James Baldwin( Book )
11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,831 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
Jimmy's blues : selected poems by James Baldwin( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,325 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
Black anti-Semitism and Jewish racism by Nat Hentoff( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Balduön, Dzheims.
Baldwin, James
Baldwin, James Arthur.
Baldwin, James Arthur, 1924-1987
Baldwin, James B.
Baldwin, James B. 1924-1987
Bolduin, Džejms, 1924-1987
Bolduïn, Dz︠h︡eĭms, 1924-1987
Boldvin, Džejms
Boldvins, Džeimss, 1924-1987
جيمس بالدوين، 1924-1987
ボールドウィン, J
ボールドウィン・ジェイムズ
ボールドウィン, ジェームズ
Languages
English (1,178)
French (9)
Italian (6)
Japanese (3)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Portuguese (2)
Danish (1)
Dutch (1)
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