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The Devil Finds Work : An Essay

Author: James Baldwin
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, september 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and  Read more...
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Named Person: James Baldwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Baldwin
ISBN: 9780307275950 0307275957
OCLC Number: 1083761069
Description: 127 genummerde pagina's ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Devil Finds Work
Responsibility: James Baldwin.

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"James Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics. Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions, Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here too is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change."

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