Talking at the gates: a life of James Baldwin

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
James Baldwin was one of America's finest and most influential writers. By the time he died in 1987, his books--The Fire Next Time, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, and others--had become modern classics. Campbell has written an honest, moving study of Baldwin's life and writing. Photos throughout.

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TALKING AT THE GATES: A Life of James Baldwin

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Furious life of James Baldwin (1924-87), coolly retold by a Times Literary Supplement editor and friend. Campbell makes it clear that Baldwin's strength lay in the essay but that he used the novel ... Read full review


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