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Title:
A dialogue
Author:
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[First edition].
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Lippincott [1973]
Physical Description:
112 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Developed from the transcript of a conversation, taped for the television program "Soul, " and first shown in the United States on WNET-TV, Dec. 1971.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780397009169

9780397009480
Format :
Book

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Central Library E185.625 .B34 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Author Notes

James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York. Baldwin's father was a pastor who subjected his children to poverty, abuse, and religious fanaticism. As a result, many of Baldwin's recurring themes, such as alienation and rejection, are attributable to his upbringing.

Living the life of a starving artist, Baldwin went through numerous jobs, including dishwasher, office boy, factory worker, and waiter. In 1948, he moved to France, where much work originated. Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. A largely autobiographical work, it tells of the religious awakening of a fourteen-year-old. In addition to his childhood experiences, his experiences as a black man and a homosexual provided inspiration for such works as Giovanni's Room, Nobody Knows My Name, and Another Country.

Baldwin holds a distinguished place in American history as one of the foremost writers of both black and gay literature. He was an active participant in the Civil Rights movement.

Baldwin succumbed to cancer on December 1, 1987.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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