Chapter 32. James Baldwin

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. D. Quentin Miller Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch32

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Miller, D. Q. (2009) James Baldwin, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch32

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Suffolk University, Boston, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • James Baldwin - fiction and non-fiction;
  • Notes of a Native Son (1955);
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953);
  • In “Everybody's Protest Novel” (1949) and “Many Thousands Gone” (1951);
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain - coming-of-age story of fourteen-year-old John Grimes;
  • Baldwin examining homosexuality in Giovanni's Room;
  • Giovanni's Room - pointedly not about race or racism;
  • “Sonny's Blues” - first contact of readers with Baldwin's work;
  • If Beale Street Could Talk - spiritual experience and paralysis of a homosexual American in Paris

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading