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Giovanni S Room

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9780345806574
Genre : Fiction
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James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris. In the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. "A book that belongs in the top rank of fiction.” —The Atlantic

A Political Companion To James Baldwin

Author : Susan J. McWilliams
ISBN : 9780813169934
Genre : Political Science
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In seminal works such as Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and The Fire Next Time, acclaimed author and social critic James Baldwin (1924--1987) expresses his profound belief that writers have the power to transform society, to engage the public, and to inspire and channel conversation to achieve lasting change. While Baldwin is best known for his writings on racial consciousness and injustice, he is also one of the country's most eloquent theorists of democratic life and the national psyche. In A Political Companion to James Baldwin, a group of prominent scholars assess the prolific author's relevance to present-day political challenges. Together, they address Baldwin as a democratic theorist, activist, and citizen, examining his writings on the civil rights movement, religion, homosexuality, and women's rights. They investigate the ways in which his work speaks to and galvanizes a collective American polity, and explore his views on the political implications of individual experience in relation to race and gender. This volume not only considers Baldwin's works within their own historical context, but also applies the author's insights to recent events such as the Obama presidency and the Black Lives Matter movement, emphasizing his faith in the connections between the past and present. These incisive essays will encourage a new reading of Baldwin that celebrates his significant contributions to political and democratic theory.

Mama S Boy

Author : Roel van den Oever
ISBN : 9781137274052
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In postwar America, the discourse of Momism advanced the idea that an over-affectionate or too-distant mother hampers the social and psychosexual development of her children, in particular her sons. Deemed worst of all was the outcome of homosexuality, since the period saw an intense policing of sexual deviance. Roel van den Oever zooms in on four instances of the cultural representation of Momism: The Grotto, by Grace Zaring Stone, Suddenly Last Summer, by Tennessee Williams, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, and Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth, to offer new commentary on canonical texts, a particular moment in American culture, and future reading strategies.

If Beale Street Could Talk

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9780804149679
Genre : Fiction
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In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America 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, Baldwin’s 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, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

The Cross Of Redemption

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9780307275967
Genre : Literary Collections
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A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.

No Name In The Street

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9780804149662
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

American Anxieties Foreign Landscapes

Author : Nigel De Juan Hatton
ISBN : UCAL:C3501025
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One Day When I Was Lost

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : UOM:39015012272335
Genre : African American Muslims
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James Baldwin's screenplay based on Alex Haley's now classic The Autobiography Of Malcolm X makes immediate and terrfyingly real the stunning events that gave birth to a forceful, determined man . . . and created the atmosphere of hate that ultimately murdered him. Juxtaposing eloquence and violence, the highest of human ideals with the basest of human violence, this rare screenplay recreates Malcolm X as a symbol for his times . . . and as a flesh and blood black man who feels, loves, hates, and forgives through a life torn by pain, healed by faith, and finally ended by the bullets from a black brother's gun.

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Author : James Baldwin
ISBN : 9780345806550
Genre : Fiction
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“Mountain,” Baldwin said, “is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else.” Go Tell It On The Mountain, first published in 1953, is Baldwin's first major work, a novel that has established itself as an American classic. With lyrical precision, psychological directness, resonating symbolic power, and a rage that is at once unrelenting and compassionate, Baldwin chronicles a fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity as the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935. Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self-invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves.

American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:31951P002269508
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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G K Hall Interdisciplinary Bibliographic Guide To Black Studies

Author : Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026440888
Genre : African Americans
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Antiquarian Specialty And Used Book Sellers

Author : James M. Ethridge
ISBN : 1558887660
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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Fodor S Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc
ISBN : 1400008778
Genre : Travel
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Describes hotels, historic sites, museums, events, shopping areas, and night life in Philadelphia, and looks at the highlights of the surrounding area, including Brandywine Valley, Bucks County, Lancaster County, and Valley Forge

Central Italy

Author : Barrie Kerper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110214645
Genre : Travel
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Pairs a literary first section with writings by Frances Mayes, William Weaver, and Jason Epstein on Italy's history, museums, food, and other attractions; with a second reference section containing practical information on currency, menu translations, and more. Original.

International Journal Of Educational Reform

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ISBN : UVA:X006063402
Genre : Education and state
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International Directory Of Arts

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ISBN : 3598231075
Genre : Art
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The most renowned reference work of its kind for more than 45 years, this directory presents a global network of artists, museums, galleries, publishers, conservation authorities and more. Integrating U.S. entries from the acclaimed Official Museum Directory, this edition indexes and categorizes over 150,000 names and addresses within 175 states and territories. With substantive information derived directly from the individual entrants, the Directory features over 16,000 new listings and revisions for the majority of existing entries. Volume 1 lists museums, public galleries, and associations. Citations are organized by country, then by city and name, and provide address, names and titles, and type of art or period of interest. Volume 2 covers myriad activities and interests, including antique dealers, numismatics, auctioneers, restorers, art publishers, art periodicals, and antiquarian and art booksellers.

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120510
Genre : American literature
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International Wine Cellar

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924059619688
Genre : Wine and wine making
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Recording For The Blind Dyslexic Catalog Of Books

Author : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
ISBN : UOM:39015043357188
Genre : Blind
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African American Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00458821D
Genre : African American arts
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