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‘The Three Mothers’ honors the women who made Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin

In her new book, Anna Malaika Tubbs shines a light on the strong women behind three influential Black leaders Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-12 07:00:00 UTC ]
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A love letter to European literature

Aged 15 I got a Christmas job at my local bookshop in Battersea so I could save to go interrailing. My parents’ bookshelves were brimming with mostly Black writers: Chinua Achebe, Buchi Emecheta, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Chester Himes, Terry McMillan, and I was surrounded by ‘consciousness’... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-30 21:25:59 UTC ]
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How Yaa Gyasi Found Religion (in Literature)

“There isn’t much literary fiction that deals with evangelicalism. ‘Go Tell It on the Mountain,’ by James Baldwin, was the first book I read that spoke to that part of my life and it moved me so deeply to see faith rendered on the page with such care and brilliance.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-20 09:00:04 UTC ]
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The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones

Gayl Jones published her first novel in 1975. It was hailed by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and John Updike. Then Gayl disappeared from the literary scene. Now she's releasing her first novel in 20 years. The post The Long-Awaited Return of Gayl Jones appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2020-08-05 20:30:18 UTC ]
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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-08-01 18:32:40 UTC ]
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When James Baldwin and Langston Hughes Reviewed Each Other

Authors aren’t allowed mutual reviews in the Book Review anymore, but in the 1950s there was a moment of kismet. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-06-26 09:44:07 UTC ]
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On the Build-Up to the Legendary Baldwin-Buckley Debates

On Monday, January 4th, Bill Kolins, a publicist at Corgi Books in London, called Robert Lantz, James Baldwin’s agent, to present him with a proposition. Corgi was set to publish the paperback version of Another Country in the United Kingdom in February, and Kolins wanted to launch the book with... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-12 09:50:58 UTC ]
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Sol Stein, Publisher, Author and Champion of James Baldwin, Dies at 92

A founder of the publishing house Stein and Day, he also worked with Dylan Thomas, Budd Schulberg and David Frost and wrote more than a dozen books. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-25 21:47:57 UTC ]
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On Interracial Love: Why James Baldwin’s “Another Country” Still Matters

JAMES BALDWIN HAS GROWN into the wise, guiding elder of the United States’s fractured racial conversation. His presence is at times almost palpable. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote his memoir Between the World and Me (2015) as a letter to his teenage son, directly invoking Baldwin’s addressing his... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-07-18 12:30:39 UTC ]
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James Baldwin’s Beautiful, Complex Vision of Black American Childhood

When Tejan Karefa-Smart asked his uncle, James Baldwin, “When are you going to write a book about me?” he may not have expected his Uncle Jimmy to follow through so quickly. Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man, which was published in 1976, chronicles a day in the life of three... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BAFTA gong for Call Me By Your Name

The Korean film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ bestselling Fingersmith triumphed at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) last night, along with the documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, and James Ivory’s adaptation of 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cornel West’s Reckless Criticism of Ta-Nehisi Coates

It’s not an overstatement to say that, if you are a young writer who interrogates American race relations and white supremacy, Cornel West is the foundation upon which you stand. Alongside the likes of Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Davis, Toni Morrison, and, of course, James Baldwin, West’s work is... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2017-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Village Voice will silence its print edition after 62 years

Website for beacon of alternative journalism, which featured literary giants Norman Mailer, James Baldwin and Ezra Pound, will continue to publishThe Village Voice will cease publication of its print edition, 62 years after its culture-focused, alternative journalism first hit the streets of New... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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My hero: Maya Angelou by her publisher Lennie Goodings

The late author's UK editor remembers a funny, gracious, kind, demanding, delightful and wise human being and writer of one of the world's great autobiographiesMaya Angelou was one of the world's most important writers and activists. She lived and chronicled an extraordinary life: rising from... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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