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James Baldwin: A Biography free pdf James Baldwin was one of the great writers of the last century. In works that have become part of the American canon--"Go Tell It on a Mountain," "Giovanni's Room," "Another Country," "The Fire Next Time," and "The Evidence of Things Not Seen"--he explored issues of race and racism in America, class distinction, and sexual difference. A gay, African American writer who was born in Harlem, he found the freedom to express himself living in exile in Paris. When he returned to America to cover the Civil Rights movement, he became an activist and controversial spokesman for the movement, writing books that became bestsellers and made him a celebrity, landing him on the cover of "Time." In this biography, which "Library Journal" called "indispensable," David Leeming creates an intimate portrait of a complex, troubled, driven, and brilliant man. He plumbs every aspect of Baldwin's life: his relationships with the unknown and the famous, including painter Beauford Delaney, Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, and childhood friend Richard Avedon- his expatriate years in France and Turkey- his gift for compassion and love- the public pressures that overwhelmed his quest for happiness, and his passionate battle for black identity, racial justice, and to "end the racial nightmare and achieve our country."

About Professor of English and Comparative Literature David Leeming

David Leeming, emeritus professor of English at the University of Connecticut, was a friend of James Baldwin for twenty-five years as well as his assistant from 1963 to 1967. He is also the author of several works on world mythology, including "The World of Myth: An Anthology" and "Medusa: In the Mirror of Time." He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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Author : Professor of English and Comparative Literature David Leeming
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
Data Published : 19 February 2015
ISBN : 1628724382
EAN : 9781628724387
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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