A Biography of James Baldwin
By (author) Herb Boyd
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Baldwin's Harlem by Herb Boyd
Book DescriptionBaldwin's Harlem is an intimate portrait of the life and genius of one of our most brilliant literary minds: James Baldwin. Perhaps no other writer is as synonymous with Harlem as James Baldwin (1924-1987). The events there that shaped his youth greatly influenced Baldwin's work, much of which focused on his experiences as a black man in white America. Go Tell It on the Mountain , The Fire Next Time , Notes of a Native Son , and Giovanni's Room are just a few of his classic fiction and nonfiction books that remain an essential part of the American canon. In Baldwin's Harlem, award-winning journalist Herb Boyd combines impeccable biographical research with astute literary criticism, and reveals to readers Baldwin's association with Harlem on both metaphorical and realistic levels. For example, Boyd describes Baldwin's relationship with Harlem Renaissance poet laureate Countee Cullen, who taught Baldwin French in the ninth grade. Packed with telling anecdotes, Baldwin's Harlem illuminates the writer's diverse views and impressions of the community that would remain a consistent presence in virtually all of his writing. Baldwin's Harlem provides an intelligent and enlightening look at one of America's most important literary enclaves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743293082
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Atria Books
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Herb Boyd
Black Panthers for Beginners, Paperback (August 2015)
Originally published: New York: Writers and Readers Pub., 1995.
Diary of Malcolm X, Hardback (November 2013)View all books by Herb Boyd
The Diary of Malcolm X is a transcended document. The editors, in their deliberations, careful annotations and commentary, have given us oxygen in the actual language of our brother and leader. The only question left is---- will we accept his daunting challenge.
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