Talking at the gates: a life of James Baldwin

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Viking, May 21, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
The author, a longtime Baldwin friend, uses personal memories and interviews to offer a detailed profile of the late author and social critic's life and work

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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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