James Baldwin Later Novels LOA 272

Sober in outlook but ambitious in scope, these works show Baldwin responding with his signature passion—for music, for justice, for life—and searching intelligence to the new realities of a rapidly changing cultural landscape, as the ...

James Baldwin  Later Novels  LOA  272

Includes If Beale Street Could Talk, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins. The Library of America completes its edition of the collected fiction of the literary voice of the Civil Rights era with this volume gathering three revealing later works of the 1960s and ’70s. With such landmark novels as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, and the essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin established himself as the indispensable voice of the Civil Rights era, a figure whose prophetic exploration of the racial and sexual fissures in American society raised the consciousness of American readers. But by the late 1960s and ’70s many regarded Baldwin as being out of sync with the political and social currents transforming America: too integrationist for Black Arts Movement writers and others on the Left, yet too “pessimistic” for many white readers, and as a result his later novels have never received the consideration given his earlier fiction. Sober in outlook but ambitious in scope, these works show Baldwin responding with his signature passion—for music, for justice, for life—and searching intelligence to the new realities of a rapidly changing cultural landscape, as the Movement era gives way to the age of identity politics that we still live in today. This culminating volume in the Library of America edition of his fiction illustrates how Baldwin continues to be relevant in twenty-first-century America, especially in his dramatizing of the unequal treatment of black men by the police and the justice system, his nuanced depictions of the black family, and his explorations of sexuality. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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James Baldwin: Later Novels (LOA #272)
Language: en
Pages: 1100
Authors: James Baldwin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-29 - Publisher: Library of America

Includes If Beale Street Could Talk, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins. The Library of America completes its edition of the collected fiction of the literary voice of the Civil Rights era with this volume gathering three revealing later works of the 1960s and ’70s. With such
James Baldwin's Later Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Lynn O. Scott
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-02-28 - Publisher: MSU Press

James Baldwin’s Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwin’s reputation after the middle 1960s, his tepid reception in mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often mis-represented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone, If Beale Street
The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Michele Elam
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-09 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This Companion offers fresh insight into the art and politics of James Baldwin, one of the most important writers and provocative cultural critics of the twentieth century. Black, gay, and gifted, he was hailed as a 'spokesman for the race', although he personally, and controversially, eschewed titles and classifications of
Me and My House
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-06 - Publisher: Duke University Press

The last sixteen years of James Baldwin's life (1971–87) unfolded in a village in the South of France, in a sprawling house nicknamed “Chez Baldwin.” In Me and My House Magdalena J. Zaborowska employs Baldwin’s home space as a lens through which to expand his biography and explore the politics
James Baldwin and the 1980s
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Joseph Vogel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-20 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

By the 1980s, critics and the public alike considered James Baldwin irrelevant. Yet Baldwin remained an important, prolific writer until his death in 1987. Indeed, his work throughout the decade pushed him into new areas, in particular an expanded interest in the social and psychological consequences of popular culture and