James Baldwin
(1924 - 1987) James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976). Baldwin's novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures. Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, is said to be his best-known work. A Close friend of famous activists Nina Simone, Malcolm X, Richard Wright, He is Considered of the 100 greatest African Americans and is Of great influence on African American social novelists like Toni Morrison.
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