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The Resource James Baldwin : a biography, David Leeming

James Baldwin : a biography, David Leeming

Label
James Baldwin : a biography
Title
James Baldwin
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
David Leeming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"He was one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary men of letters. Angry, provocative, courageous, James Baldwin wrote with such fierce eloquence about issues of race and sex that his great books - Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country, The Fire Next Time - are now part of the canon of American literature. The literary scholar David Leeming, a friend of Baldwin's for twenty-five years, brings us closer than we have ever been to the complex, troubled, brilliant man who struggled out of Harlem to create a series of works that expose the essential racism of America, and indeed the world. Leeming explores every aspect of Baldwin's life - his relationships with the famous and the unknown, his homosexuality and precarious style of life, his expatriate years in France and Turkey, his gift for compassion and love, the public pressures that overwhelmed his quest for fulfillment and happiness, and above all his inspired and passionate battle against the white society's blindness to black identity. "I've been here three hundred and fifty years," he would tell a white audience, "but you've never seen me." James Baldwin died in 1987 in France at the age of sixty-three. He lives vividly in the pages of David Leeming's powerful biography"--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leeming, David Adams
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.A45
LC item number
Z77 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baldwin, James
  • Authors, American
  • African American authors
  • African American authors
  • Authors, American
  • Biographie
  • Biografie
  • Baldwin, James, 1924-
  • Afro-American authors
Label
James Baldwin : a biography, David Leeming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Harlem life -- Bill Miller -- Awakenings -- Beauford Delaney -- Probings -- The expatriate -- Lucien and the mountain -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The search for Giovanni -- Notes of a Native son -- The Amen corner -- A period of transition -- Giovanni's room -- End of an era -- The journey South -- The call of the stage -- Sermons and blues -- In search of a role -- Nobody knows my name -- Another country -- Africa and The fire next time -- The activist -- Blues for Mister Charlie -- Lucien and the white problem -- Searching for a new life -- Istanbul -- Tell me how long the train's been gone -- One day, when I was lost -- No name in the street -- If Beale Street could talk -- The devil finds work -- Just above my head -- The evidence of things not seen: remember this house -- Gathering around the welcome table
Control code
ocm28631289
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780394577081
Lccn
93030847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28631289
  • (OCoLC)28631289
Label
James Baldwin : a biography, David Leeming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Harlem life -- Bill Miller -- Awakenings -- Beauford Delaney -- Probings -- The expatriate -- Lucien and the mountain -- Go tell it on the mountain -- The search for Giovanni -- Notes of a Native son -- The Amen corner -- A period of transition -- Giovanni's room -- End of an era -- The journey South -- The call of the stage -- Sermons and blues -- In search of a role -- Nobody knows my name -- Another country -- Africa and The fire next time -- The activist -- Blues for Mister Charlie -- Lucien and the white problem -- Searching for a new life -- Istanbul -- Tell me how long the train's been gone -- One day, when I was lost -- No name in the street -- If Beale Street could talk -- The devil finds work -- Just above my head -- The evidence of things not seen: remember this house -- Gathering around the welcome table
Control code
ocm28631289
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 442 pages
Isbn
9780394577081
Lccn
93030847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o28631289
  • (OCoLC)28631289

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