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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.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195366549
Author:
Field, Douglas
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Douglas
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
Literature and society -- United States.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African-American & Black
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | African American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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