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Baldwin, James 1924-1987

Overview
Works: 1,156 works in 3,849 publications in 17 languages and 162,649 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Drama  Short stories  History  Novels  Case studies  Domestic drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Performer, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Speaker, Honoree, Contributor, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 813.54
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Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )

229 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 6,566 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
The fire next time by James Baldwin( Book )

153 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 5,191 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
Giovanni's room; a novel by James Baldwin( Book )

169 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

175 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,164 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."
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin( Book )

76 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like the blues--sweet, sad, and full of truth--this masterful work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love--the affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of the black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous Tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realistic tale ... a powerful indictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time
Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )

137 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob. By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers
Tell me how long the train's been gone : a novel by James Baldwin( Book )

79 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable
Just above my head by James Baldwin( Book )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and French and held by 2,862 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 )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,435 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. Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Nobody Knows My Name (1961), which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political. The classic The Fire Next Time (1963), perhaps the most influential of his writings, is his most penetrating analysis of America's racial divide, and an impassioned call to "end the racial nightmare ... and change the history of the world." The later volumes No Name in the Street (1972) and The Devil Finds Work (1976) chart his continuing response to the social and political turbulence of his era. A further thirty-six essaysnine of them previously uncollected - include some of Baldwin's earliest published writings, as well as revealing later insights into the language of Shakespeare, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the music of Earl Hines
Blues for Mister Charlie : a play by James Baldwin( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 2,323 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 )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,311 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
The amen corner; a play by James Baldwin( Book )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years, Sister Margaret Alexander has moved her Harlem congregation with a mixture of personal charisma and ferocious piety. But when Margaret's estranged husband, a scapegrace jazz musician, comes home to die, she is in danger of losing both her standing in the church and the son she has tried to keep on the godly path
A rap on race by Margaret Mead( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,979 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 romote 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 1,975 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 )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,769 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
Nobody knows my name : more notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )

78 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays discuss race relations, segregation, the role of the writer in society, and the work of Andre Gide, Richard Wright, and Norman Mailer
One day, when I was lost : a scenario based on Alex Haley's "The autobiography of Malcolm X" by James Baldwin( Book )

46 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic, tragic story of Malcolm X in a rare screenplay by one of America's most celebrated authors
Jimmy's blues : selected poems by James Baldwin( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally in paperback, here is James Baldwin's only collection of poems. Baldwin's language is deceptively simple--this poetry is easily understood. But the emotions behind the words go to the core not only of the poet's soul, but of America's. Readers will see Baldwin here in both a familiar and an altogether different light
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a day in the life of several members of a Harlem fundamentalist church. The saga of three generations of people is related through flashbacks
Notes of a native son by James Baldwin( Book )

89 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black writer records his response to the conditions of Black life and white racism
 
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If Beale Street could talk
Alternative Names
Balduön, Dzheims.

Baldwin J. 1924-1987

Baldwin J. A. 1924-1987

Baldwin, James

Baldwin, James Arthur.

Baldwin James Arthur 1924-1987

Baldwin, James B.

Baldwin, James B. 1924-1987

Bolduin, Džejms 1924-1987

Bolduïn, Dz︠h︡eĭms

Bolduïn, Dz︠h︡eĭms 1924-1987

Boldvin, Džejms

Boldvins, Džeimss 1924-1987

James Arthur Baldwin

James Baldwin afroamerykański powieściopisarz i eseista

James Baldwin Amerikaans schrijver

James Baldwin amerikanischer Schriftsteller

James Baldwin amerikansk poet och författare

James Baldwin amerikansk poet og skribent

James Baldwin écrivain américain

James Baldwin scrittore statunitense

Jones, James Arthur 1924-1987

Τζέιμς Μπόλντουιν

Болдуин Д. 1924-1987

Болдуин Д.А. 1924-1987

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

Џејмс Болдвин

בולדוין, ג'מס 1924-1987

ג'יימס בולדווין

جيمس بالدوين

جيمس بالدوين، 1924-1987

جیمز بالدوین نویسنده و شاعر آمریکایی

ਜੇਮਜ ਬਾਲਡਵਿਨ

ჯეიმზ ბოლდუინი

볼드윈, 제임스 1924-1987

제임스 볼드윈

ジェイムズ・ボールドウィン

ボールドウィン, J

ボールドウィン・ジェイムズ

ボールドウィン, ジェームズ

詹姆斯·鲍德温

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English (1,384)

German (113)

French (32)

Japanese (16)

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Dutch (9)

Swedish (8)

Polish (5)

Turkish (5)

Chinese (4)

Italian (3)

Hebrew (3)

Romanian (2)

Russian (2)

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Korean (1)

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The fire next timeGiovanni's room; a novelAnother CountryIf Beale Street could talkGoing to meet the manTell me how long the train's been gone : a novelJust above my headCollected essays