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By Douglas Field

With contributions from significant students of African American literature, background, and cultural experiences, A ancient consultant to James Baldwin specializes in the 4 tumultous a long time that outlined the good author's existence and paintings. offering a entire exam of Baldwin's diversified physique of labor that incorporates brief tales, novels, and polemical essays, this assortment displays the foremost occasions that left an indelible imprint at the iconic author: civil rights, black nationalism and the fight for homosexual rights within the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays additionally spotlight Baldwin's under-studied function as a trans-Atlantic author, his lifelong fight with religion, and his use of song, specifically the blues, as a key to free up the mysteries of his id as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially opposed era.

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