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All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

Douglas Field

Abstract

The book examines how James Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an examination of how external forces molded Baldwin’s personal, political, and psychological development and gave shape to his writing. The book views Baldwin through a cultural-historical lens alongside a more traditional literary critical approach. Crucially, it breaks through the established critical difficulties caused by Baldwin’s geographical, ideological, and artistic multiplicity by analyzing hi ... More

Keywords: James Baldwin, religion, sexuality, identity, race, transnationalism, love, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199384150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384150.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Field, author
Lecturer of 20th Century American Literature, University of Manchester