A Historical Guide to James Baldwin

Paperback | September 22, 2009

byDouglas Field

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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 workthat 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 will also highlight Baldwin'sunder-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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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 workthat includes short stories, novels, and pole...

Douglas Field is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Staffordshire University, UK and he is the book review editor for Callaloo.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195366549

ISBN - 13:9780195366549

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AcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsDouglas Field: IntroductionRandall Kenan: James Baldwin, 1924-1987: A Brief BiographyBaldwin in His TimeClarence E. Hardy III: James Baldwin as Religious Writer: The Burdens and Gifts of Black EvangelicalismD. Quentin Miller: Using the Blues: Baldwin and MusicJustin A. Joyce and Dwight A. McBride: James Baldwin and Sexuality: Lieux de Memoire within a Usable PastLynn Orilla Scott: Challenging the American Conscience, Re-imagining American Identity: James Baldwin and the Civil Rights MovementMagdalena J. Zaborowska: "In the Same Boat": James Baldwin and the Other AtlanticIllustrated ChronologyCarol E. Henderson: Bibliographic Essay: The Price of the Ticket: Baldwin Criticism in PerspectiveContributorsIndex