Re viewing James Baldwin

00 the black boy looks at the silver screen Baldwin as moviegoer CASSANDRA M. ELLIS When asked how he characterized his role as one of the nation's most acclaimed African American writers , James Baldwin often replied that he wanted to ...

Re viewing James Baldwin

This new collection of essays presents a critical reappraisal of James Baldwin's work, looking beyond the commercial and critical success of some of Baldwin's early writings such as Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son. Focusing on Baldwin's critically undervalued early works and the virtually neglected later ones, the contributors illuminate little-known aspects of this daring author's work and highlight his accomplishments as an experimental writer. Attentive to his innovations in style and form, Things Not Seen reveals an author who continually challenged cultural norms and tackled matters of social justice, sexuality, and racial identity. As volume editor D. Quentin Miller notes, "what has been lost is a complete portrait of [Baldwin's] tremendously rich intellectual journey that illustrates the direction of African-American thought and culture in the late twentieth century." This is an important book for anyone interested in Baldwin's work. It will engage readers interested in literature and African-American Studies. Author note: D. Quentin Miller is Assistant Professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN.

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Re-viewing James Baldwin
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Daniel Quentin Miller
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Temple University Press

This new collection of essays presents a critical reappraisal of James Baldwin's work, looking beyond the commercial and critical success of some of Baldwin's early writings such as Go Tell it on the Mountain and Notes of a Native Son. Focusing on Baldwin's critically undervalued early works and the virtually
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
A Historical Guide to James Baldwin
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Douglas Field
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
James Baldwin's God
Language: en
Pages: 147
Authors: Clarence E. Hardy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

"James Baldwin's relationship with black Christianity, and especially his rejection of it, exposes the anatomy of a religious heritage that has not been wrestled with sufficiently in black theological and religious studies. In James Baldwin's God: Sex, Hope, and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture, Clarence Hardy demonstrates that Baldwin is
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