"This fine collection of essays represents an important contribution to the rediscovery of Baldwin's stature as essayist, novelist, black prophetic political voice, and witness to the Civil Rights era. The title provides an excellent thematic focus. He understood both the necessity, and the impossibility, of being a black 'American' writer. He took these issues 'Beyond'---Paris, Istanbul, various parts of Africa---but this formative experience only returned him to the unresolved dilemmas. He was a fine novelist and a major ...

James Baldwin: American and Beyond 2011, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

ISBN-13: 9780472071524

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James Baldwin: American and Beyond 2011, The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor

ISBN-13: 9780472051526

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