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Baldwin, James 1924-1987

Overview
Works: 1,465 works in 5,695 publications in 19 languages and 184,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Essays  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, osp, Creator, Contributor, Other, Scenarist, Honoree, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Actor, v=v
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 813.54
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Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Book )

408 editions published between 1952 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 8,174 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 )

239 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 5,695 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
If Beale Street could talk by James Baldwin( Book )

155 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 4,823 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
Giovanni's room : a novel by James Baldwin( Book )

271 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

267 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,641 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 )

126 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,084 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 )

133 editions published between 1961 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of his theatrical career, Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, we learn the events and choices that have led him to this crossroads
Just above my head by James Baldwin( Book )

88 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,855 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 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,578 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 )

67 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 2,409 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
Blues for Mister Charlie : a play by James Baldwin( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 2,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three act drama on an interracial theme
The amen corner : a play by James Baldwin( Book )

79 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,363 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
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,287 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 )

139 editions published between 1901 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,022 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 )

45 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,969 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 )

32 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and French and held by 1,906 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 1,756 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 1,515 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 )

56 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,333 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
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The fire next timeIf Beale Street could talkGiovanni's room : a novelAnother countryGoing to meet the manTell me how long the train's been gone : a novelJust above my headCollected essays
Alternative Names
Balduön, Dzheims.

Baldwin, Džejms

Baldwin J.

Baldwin J. 1924-1987

Baldwin J. A.

Baldwin J. A. 1924-1987

Baldwin James

Baldwin, James, 1924-

Baldwin, James A. 1924-1987

Baldwin, James Arthur

Baldwin, James Arthur, 1924-

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

James Arthur Baldwin americký spisovateľ

James Baldwin

James Baldwin afroamerykański powieściopisarz i eseista

James Baldwin Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

James Baldwin American writer

James Baldwin Amerikaans schrijver

James Baldwin amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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James Baldwin escritor estadounidense

James Baldwin escritor y activista por los derechos civiles de las personas afroamericanas

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

Джеймс Болдуїн

Џејмс Болдвин

Ջեյմս Արթուր Բոլդուին

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

ჯეიმზ ბოლდუინი

볼드윈, 제임스 1924-1987

볼드윈, 제임스 아서 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, J., 1924-1987

ボールドウィン・ジェイムズ

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

詹姆斯·鲍德温

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