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James Baldwin (1924 – 1987)

Nationality: American Periods: American: 20th Century

African American gay author

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Criticism about James Baldwin

Beneath the Black Aesthetic: James Baldwin’s Primer of Black American Masculinity
“African American gay author James Baldwin’s voice was ahead of its time in its explicit handling of the implication of race and gender.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Andrew Shin
From: African American Review Summer, 1998
“Payin’ one’s dues”: expatriation as personal experience and paradigm in the works of James Baldwin
“The Parisian and European experience was considered as crucial in James Baldwin’s personal and creative life.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Robert Tomlinson
From: African American Review Spring 1999

Biographical sites about James Baldwin

James Baldwin
This page from the companion web site to XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia’s “Introduction to Fiction” text includes a biography, critical overview, and bibliography of the writer.
Contains: Sketch, Bibliography, Commentary
Author: XJ Kennedy and Dana Gioia

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013