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Baldwin, James 1924-1987

Overview
Works: 1,420 works in 4,795 publications in 22 languages and 166,804 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Drama  Case studies  History  Conference proceedings  Biography  Poetry  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Interviewee, Speaker, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Composer
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 813.54
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Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )
330 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 7,872 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 )
226 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,492 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
Another country by James Baldwin( Book )
247 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 4,477 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."
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin( Book )
80 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,275 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
Giovanni's room; a novel by James Baldwin( Book )
235 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,216 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 )
116 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,407 libraries worldwide
Three act drama on an interracial theme
Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )
123 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,225 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. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob. By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers
Tell me how long the train's been gone by James Baldwin( Book )
90 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,009 libraries worldwide
At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature
Just above my head by James Baldwin( Book )
68 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,962 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
Collected essays by James Baldwin( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,478 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
The amen corner; a play by James Baldwin( Book )
65 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,438 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
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 2,395 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
Notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )
130 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,261 libraries worldwide
Contents: Everybody's protest novel ; Many thousands gone ; Carmen Jones: The dark is light enough ; The Harlem Ghetto ; Journey to Atlanta ; Notes of a native son ; Encounter on the Seine: Black meets brown ; A question of identity ; Equal in Paris ; Stranger in the village
The evidence of things not seen by James Baldwin( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 2,064 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
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )
37 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 2,054 libraries worldwide
"In 1970 James Baldwin and Margaret Mead met of an extraordinary seven-and-a-half hour discussion about race and society. Mead brought her knowledge of racism as practiced in romote societies around the world. Baldwin brought his personal experience with the legacy of black American history. They talked with candor, passion, rage, and brilliance, and their discussion became this unique volume."
Nobody knows my name : more notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )
140 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,958 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
The price of the ticket : collected nonfiction, 1948-1985 by James Baldwin( Book )
13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,842 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 )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,666 libraries worldwide
"This new collection presents James Baldwin the poet, including all nineteen poems from Jimmy's Blues, as well as all the poems from a limited-edition volume called Gypsy, of which only 325 copies were ever printed and which was in production at the time of his death. Known for his relentless honesty and startlingly prophetic insights on issues of race, gender, class, and poverty, Baldwin is just as enlightening and bold in his poetry as in his famous novels and essays. The poems range from the extended dramatic narratives of 'Staggerlee wonders' and 'Gypsy' to the lyrical beauty of 'Some days,' which has been set to music and interpreted by such acclaimed artists as Audra McDonald. Nikky Finney's introductory essay reveals the importance, relevance, and rich rewards of these little-known works"--Jacket
One day, when I was lost : a scenario based on Alex Haley's "The autobiography of Malcolm X" by James Baldwin( Book )
42 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 libraries worldwide
The dramatic, tragic story of Malcolm X in a rare screenplay by one of America's most celebrated authors
 
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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
בולדוין, ג'מס 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
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English (1,768)
German (130)
French (63)
Dutch (42)
Japanese (34)
Spanish (26)
Italian (24)
Danish (22)
Polish (14)
Swedish (13)
Finnish (12)
Chinese (3)
Turkish (3)
Catalan (3)
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Romanian (2)
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Persian (1)
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