James Baldwin

BookJames Baldwin

James Baldwin

Writers and their Work

2011

July 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.

About The Author

Douglas Field is a Senior Lecturer in English at Staffordshire University where he teaches English and American Literature. He has written extensively on African-American literature and culture generally, and Baldwin specifically.

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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