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Witness to the journey : James Baldwin's later fiction /

"James Baldwin's Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwin's reputation after the middle 1960s, his reception by mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often misrepresented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell me How Long the Train&...

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Main Author: Scott, Lynn Orilla, 1950-
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, ©2002.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:"James Baldwin's Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwin's reputation after the middle 1960s, his reception by mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often misrepresented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell me How Long the Train's Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above My Head that explores the interconnected themes in Baldwin's work: the role of the family in sustaining the arts, the price of success in American society, and the struggle of black artists to change the ways that race, sex, and masculinity are represented in American culture." "Scott argues that Baldwin's later writing crosses the cultural divide between the 1950s and 1960s in response to the civil rights and black power movements. Baldwin's earlier works, his political activism and sexual politics, and traditions of African American autobiography and fiction all play prominent roles in her analysis."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxi, 235 pages)
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-225) and index.
ISBN:9781628961935
1628961937
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.