James Baldwin

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James Baldwin

Writers and Their Work

2011

October 1st, 2011

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This study provides an engaging overview and clear analysis of the fiction, non-fiction and drama of African-American writer James Baldwin (1924-1987). Whilst giving close attention to Baldwin’s popular works such as Go Tell it on the Mountain and Another Country; it also explores the important but less well known themes and texts including the use of the blues, masculinity, race and sexuality.

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Douglas Field is senior lecturer in twentieth century American Literature at the University of Manchester. He is the author of two books on James Baldwin and the editor of two books by Jeff Nuttall. He is the co-founding editor of James Baldwin Review. His work has been published, amongst other places, in African American Review, English Literary History, and the Times Literary Supplement, where he is a regular contributor. He is writing a book on failure and the 1960s.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover 1
Half Title 2
Title Page 4
Copyright 5
Dedication 6
Contents8
Acknowledgements10
Biographical Outline12
Abbreviations18
Introduction: Situating James Baldwin20
1 Transnational Baldwin31
2 The Writer and the Civil Rights Movement47
3 Racial and Sexual Difference63
4 Baldwin and Music76
5 Baldwin and Religion92
Conclusion105
Notes110
Bibliography118
Index126