Comparing James Baldwin's Between The World And Me

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Now that I’ve read “Between the World and Me” I 've come to appreciate the way Coates thinks. I for one never read one of his books, but from this book I want to read more of his works. He was inspired to write this book by James Baldwin, who wrote "The Fire Next Time". “Between the World and Me” was written to Coates’s son while “The Fire Next Time” was for Baldwin’s nephew. In this novel, Coates ruminates on his childhood in Baltimore and his life growing up. As a child, Coates went through a lot to survive in Baltimore despite the crimes and violence. Correspondingly, Coates explains that his father was hard on him, therefore, he was forced to study and experience the world for himself. Learning was one of Coates passions because of his
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