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A Historical Guide to James Baldwin (Paperback)

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With contributions from major scholars of African American literature, history, and cultural studies, A Historical Guide to James Baldwin focuses on the four tumultous decades that defined the great author's life and art. Providing a comprehensive examination of Baldwin's varied body of work that includes short stories, novels, and polemical essays, this collection reflects the major events that left an indelible imprint on the iconic writer: civil rights, black nationalism and the struggle for gay rights in the pre- and post-Stonewall eras. The essays also highlight Baldwin's under-studied role as a trans-Atlantic writer, his lifelong struggle with faith, and his use of music, especially the blues, as a key to unlock the mysteries of his identity as an exile, an artist, and a black American in a racially hostile era.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195366549
SKU 211504197
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195366549
Release Date 9/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0262
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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