James Baldwin

Standard Name: Baldwin, James


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Education Malorie Blackman
MB was shaped by her reading outside school. She never entered a bookshop until she was fourteen, but relied on libraries. Early favourites were C. S. Lewis 's Narnia books, Johanna Spyri 's Heidi books...
Friends, Associates Marianne Moore
She became a celebrity, and became acquainted with other celebrities, like Norman Mailer , James Baldwin , and Harry Belafonte .
Williams, Mary-Kay. “What a Mother”. London Review of Books, Vol.
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Friends, Associates Maya Angelou
MA 's autobiographies mention many friends important in her life. In Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, for instance, a prominent character is Ivonne Broadnax , the Realist. Angelou's living successively...
Intertextuality and Influence Adrienne Rich
The title poem had been jotted in fragments during children's naps, brief hours in a library or at three am after rising with a wakeful child.
O’Mahoney, John. “Poet and Pioneer: Adrienne Rich”. The Guardian, pp. Review 20 - 3.
The collection followed on intensive reading of such...
Intertextuality and Influence Pat Barker
PB says that one stage she threw away the manuscript of this novel in despair, but her husband rescued it from the bin.
Jaggi, Maya. “Pat Barker. Dispatches from the front”. The Guardian, pp. G2: 16 - 19.
She said she felt the absence of models for writing fiction...
Literary responses Mary Renault
This novel was naturally compared with James Baldwin 's Giovanni's Room (which also came out in 1956 in London, after rejection by Baldwin's US publisher),
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and both were praised for their subtle yet open treatment...
Literary responses Harriet Beecher Stowe
Colloquially, with the rise of black consciousness in the US, the term Uncle Tom came to stand for slave complicity, and HBS 's work fell into both political and literary disrepute. James Baldwin first attracted...
Material Conditions of Writing Toni Morrison
TM spoke, along with Maya Angelou , Amiri Imamu , and the French ambassador, at the funeral of writer James Baldwin at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York.
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politics Flannery O'Connor
All her life FOC remained closer to unreformed white-Southern racial attitudes than was always comfortable for her more liberal friends. She told Maryat in 1959 that while she would be happy to meet James Baldwin
politics Maya Angelou
After a commemorative event at Carnegie Hall to mark the centenary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois (which MA attended with the Baldwin family to hear Pete Seeger sing and James Baldwin
Reception Alice Walker
Walker herself felt that the movie, though far more conventional than the novel, had still captured a lot of the soul of the people.
White, Evelyn. Alice Walker. A Life. Norton.
But the furore over both novel and film took its...
Textual Features Deborah Levy
The book and one of the chapters are headed with epigraphs, from Marguerite Duras and Elena Ferrante . Other writers or artists who are referred or appealed to include Emily Dickinson , James Baldwin ...
Textual Features Toni Morrison
The book is arranged in three parts: The Foreigner's Home, Black Matter(s), and God's Language. Each part opens with an address to the dead: respectively, to those killed on 11 September 2001...
Textual Production Margaret Mead
MM held a conversation with author James Baldwin , the transcript of which was published at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the following year as A Rap on Race.
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Textual Production Adrienne Rich
While revolutionising her life and poetic practice, making them woman-centred, Rich continued in dialogue with the words and ideas of male writers. In learning how poetry can root itself in politics she was learning from...


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Mead, Margaret, and James Baldwin. A Rap on Race. Lippincott, 1971, p. 256 pp.