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The Incendiary Life and Times of James Baldwin

Bill V. Mullen's James Baldwin: Living in Fire is an important addition to the ongoing assessment and examination of a writer whose legacy remains vital to this day.

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'Left Bank' Explores Ideas, Art and Passion in the City of Light

The artists and writers of Paris' Left Bank brought scandal and controversy in their time. In so doing they shaped the artistic and intellectual milieu of the modern world.

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James Baldwin Matters

There's a reason why Ta-Nehesi Coates is often compared to James Baldwin, and there's a reason why Baldwin's work is so relevant in the age of Black Lives Matter.

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'I Am Not Your Negro', in Wide Release Today, Is Endlessly Relevant and Particularly Urgent

As this documentary presents James Baldwin's resistance, we might now take heart in it and also borrow from it.

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James Baldwin's Resounding Words in 'I Am Not Your Negro'

As James Baldwin reminds us, "History is not the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history."

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Nam Le: To Write or Not to Write an Ethnic Story

The stories are not about arrivals per se, but rather about approximate ideas of authorial arrival, about notions that an imagination, an author from a specific cultural background has arrived in the imagination of its diverse other(s).

Michael Caylo-Baradi
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Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography by Herb Boyd

Revisionist study of James Baldwin's life fails to provide useful context.

Chauncey Mabe
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