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Baldwin, James 1924-1987

Works: 1,571 works in 6,182 publications in 19 languages and 199,089 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Essays  Novels  History  Romance fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Interviewee, Contributor, osp, Honoree, Creator, Other, Scenarist, Actor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Author of screenplay, Dedicatee, v=v, Editor
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 813.54
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Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )

422 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 8,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Grimes, a young man living in Harlem in the 1930's. His relationship with his strict preacher-father, Gabriel, who moved from the South to escape his past, is the central focus of this compelling drama
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin( Book )

163 editions published between 1974 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 5,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, the story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions: affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, the author has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche
Giovanni's room : a novel by James Baldwin( Book )

283 editions published between 1940 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 4,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David, a young American expatriate in the south of France, becomes romantically involved ..."
Another country by James Baldwin( Book )

275 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 4,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First there is a battlefield, a pressure-cooker, a time-bomb: the destructive potential that exists in racial bigotry, in color prejudice and in the tensions and sensitivities which such attitudes encourage. Woven into this pattern of violence, there is a theme that is gentle, wistful and poetic: this is Baldwin's apologia for homosexual love."
Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )

129 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Baldwin's first published collection of short stories, written between 1948 and 1965, a young girl attempts to accept the impending departure of her lover; an African American entertainer who has made his name in Europe faces the prospect of returning to the United States; a young man who has achieved middle-class status has to accommodate his brother's life of jazz, dope addiction, and prison; a white policeman in a Southern town recalls the mutilation and lynching of a black man. Baldwin's situations are always ruthlessly spare. Every situation is firmly rooted in the world as he knew it, and the characters are so accurately perceived and truthfully rendered that the overall effect is almost musical--in that we may still hear music long after it is played. Here is an author who writes about what matters.--Adapted from jacket
Tell me how long the train's been gone : a novel by James Baldwin( Book )

139 editions published between 1961 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 3,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. Between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war--Publisher description
The fire next time by James Baldwin( Book )

186 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 2,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two letters, written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism
Just above my head by James Baldwin( Book )

64 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sprawling drama traces the passage of three individuals through the events of the nineteen-fifties, sixties, and seventies from the Apollo in Harlem to the Olympia in Paris. Love and courage bind a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother
Collected essays by James Baldwin( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction works that articulates issues of race, democracy, and American identity. His landmark collections, Notes of a native son and Nobody knows my name fuse the personal, literary, and the political. The classic, The fire next time, provides an analysis of America's racial divide and No name in the street and The Devil finds work chart is continuing response to the social and political turbulence of his era. Thirty-six additional essays--nine previously uncollected--record insights into the language of Shakespeare, and poetry of Langston Hughes, the music of Earl Hines, and more. --From publisher description
I am not your Negro by Raoul Peck( Visual )

76 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 2,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using James Baldwin's unfinished final manuscript, Remember This House, this documentary follows the lives and successive assassinations of three of the author's friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., delving into the legacy of these iconic figures and narrating historic events using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. An up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, this film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter
The amen corner : a play by James Baldwin( Book )

102 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1954, this three-act-play by James Baldwin looks at the role of a church in an African-American family and the effect of a poverty born of racial prejudice on an African-American community. Margaret Alexander, the pastor of a "corner church" in Harlem, begins to lose everything once her long-estranged (and now ailing) husband, Luke, returns for a visit. He reveals a truth that causes Margaret to lose not only her church, but also her son, David
Blues for Mister Charlie : a play by James Baldwin( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 2,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three act drama on an interracial theme
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer
Nobody knows my name : more notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )

136 editions published between 1901 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a collection of Baldwin's essays on topics ranging from race relations in the United States--including an attack on William Faulkner for this ambivalent views about the segregated South--to the role of the writer in society, with personal accounts of such writers as Richard Wright and Norman Mailer. --From publisher description
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )

49 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1970 James Baldwin and Margaret Mead met of an extraordinary seven-and-a-half hour discussion about race and society. Mead brought her knowledge of racism as practiced in remote societies around the world. Baldwin brought his personal experience with the legacy of black American history. They talked with candor, passion, rage, and brilliance, and their discussion became this unique volume."
The evidence of things not seen by James Baldwin( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in English and French and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the murders of Afro-American children in Atlanta in 1979 and 1980, Baldwin examines race relations in America and the inequities of the criminal justice system
The Price of the Ticket : Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985 by James Baldwin( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete collection of major nonfiction writings by author James Baldwin, composed between 1948 and 1985, providing his perceptions of the twentieth century black American experience
Black theater, U.S.A. : forty-five plays by Black Americans, 1847-1974 by James V Hatch( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Various themes and styles are represented in this anthology of comic and tragic works by Black American playwrights
One day, when I was lost : a scenario based on Alex Haley's "The autobiography of Malcolm X" by James Baldwin( Book )

57 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic, tragic story of Malcolm X in a rare screenplay by one of America's most celebrated authors
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Another country
If Beale Street could talkGiovanni's room : a novelAnother countryGoing to meet the manTell me how long the train's been gone : a novelThe fire next timeJust above my headCollected essays
Alternative Names
Balduön, Dzheims.

Baldwin, Džejms

Baldwin Dz︠h︡eĭms (1924-1987)

Baldwin J.

Baldwin J. 1924-1987

Baldwin J. A.

Baldwin J. A. 1924-1987

Baldwin James

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Baldwin, James A. 1924-1987

Baldwin, James Arthur

Baldwin James Arthur 1924-1987

Baldwin, James B.

Baldwin, James B. 1924-1987

Baldwin, Jimmy, 1924-1987

Bolduin, Džejms 1924-1987

Bolduïn, Dz︠h︡eĭms 1924-1987

Boldvin, Džejms

Boldvinas Džeimsas

Boldvins, Džeimss 1924-1987

Boldwin, Dž.

Boldwin, Džems

Bōrudouin, J., 1924-1987

Bōrudouin, Jēmuzu, 1924-1987

James Arthur Baldwin

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Jones, James Arthur 1924-1987

Τζέιμς Μπόλντουιν

Τζέιμς Μπόλντουιν Αμερικανός μυθιστοριογράφος, θεατρικός συγγραφέας και ακτιβιστής

Болдуин Д

Болдуин Д. 1924-1987

Болдуин Д.А

Болдуин Д.А. 1924-1987

Болдуин Джеймс

Болдуин, Джеймс, 1924-1987

Болдуин Джеймс Артур

Джеймс Болдвін американський письменник

Джеймс Болдуин американский романист, публицист, драматург, активный борец за права человека

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בולדווין, ג'יימס 1924-1987

בולדוין, ג'ימס, 1924-1987

בולדוין, ג'מס 1924-1987

ג'יימס בולדווין

ג'יימס בולדווין סופר אמריקאי

جيمس بالدوين

جيمس بالدوين، 1924-1987

جيمس بالدوين كاتب أمريكي

جیمز بالدوین نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ਜੇਮਜ ਬਾਲਡਵਿਨ

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볼드윈, 제임스 1924-1987

볼드윈, 제임스 A. 1924-1987

볼드윈, 제임스 아서 1924-1987

볼드윈, 제임즈 1924-1987

제임스 볼드윈


ボールドウィン, J.

ボールドウィン, J.‏ 1924-1987


ボールドウィン, ジェームズ

ボールドウィン, ジェームズ 1924-1987