Autobiographical notes -- 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.
He tells of the meeting of the American black with the African; of a harrowing Christmas sojourn in a Paris jail because of a friend's stolen bedsheet; and finally, the poignant and haunting essay of the first visit of a black person to a remote Swiss village, where he is treated as a living wonder and never becomes more than a stranger in the village.--Adapted from book jacket.
Over a month before this, while all our energies were concentrated in waiting for these events, there had been, in Detroit, one of the bloodiest race riots of the century.
A few hours after my fathers funeral, while he lay in state in the undertakers chapel, a race riot broke out in Harlem.
He tells of the meeting of the American black with the African; of a harrowing Christmas sojourn in a Paris jail because of a friend's stolen bedsheet; and finally, the poignant and haunting essay of the first visit of a black person to a remote Swiss village, where he is treated as a living wonder and never becomes more than a stranger in the village.--Adapted from book jacket. The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
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The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy is signed by the author.
Whether James Baldwin is discussing anti-Negro manifestations, as in his criticism of Hollywoods Carmen Jones.
Or the disgraceful opportunism of political groups, like the progressive Party in Harlem (Journey to Atlanta), or Negro anti-semitism, he never fails to be evocative and illuminating.
Baldwins weaknesses: his wit is caustic and nearer tears than laughter, and his earnestness virtually unrelieved. is the only safety mechanism in the perpetual extreme situation, and one wonders how Mr.
Baldwin who reveals so little has survived so well, for he is certainly the most perceptive Negro writing today, and, quite possibly, even granting Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison their very generous due, the most eloquent., 1963 Blues for Mister Charlie (a play, produced in 1964) Going to Meet the Man, 1965 Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, 1968 A Rap on Race, with Margaret Mead, 1971 If Beale Street Could Talk 1974 The Devil Finds Work, 1976 Just Above My Head, 1979 The Evidence of Things Not Seen, 1985 The Price of the Ticket: Collected Non-Fiction, 1948-1985, 1985 Perspectives: Angles on African Art, 1987 Conversations with James Baldwin, 1989 Early Novels and Stories, 1998 Collected Essays, 1998 (ed.