The cross of redemption : uncollected writings / James Baldwin ; edited and with an introduction by Randall Kenan

Author(s): Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
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Subjects: American essays--African American authors
American essays--20th century
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2010
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxiii, 304 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Authors: Kenan, Randall
Notes: LCCN: 2009050897
ISBN: 9780307378828
ISBN: 0307378829
A collection of essays, speeches, letters, reviews, etc
Includes bibliographical references
Contents: Looking for James Baldwin -- Essays and speeches. Mass culture and the creative artist : some personal notes ; A word from writer directly to reader ; From Nationalism, colonialism, and the United States : one minute to twelve : a forum ; Theater : the Negro in and out ; Is A Raisin in the Sun a lemon in the dark? ; As much truth as one can bear ; Geraldine Page : bird of light ; From What's the reason why? : a symposium by best-selling authors : James Baldwin on Another Country ; The artist's struggle for integrity ; We can change the country ; Why I stopped hating Shakespeare ; The uses of the blues ; What price freedom? ; The white problem ; Black power ; The price may be too high ; The nigger we invent ; Speech from the Soledad rally ; A challenge to bicentennial candidates ; The news from all the northern cities is, to understate it, grim : the state of the union is catastrophic ; Lorraine Hansberry at the summit ; On language, race, and the black writer ; Of the sorrow songs : the cross of redemption ; Black English : a dishonest argument ; This far and no further ; On being white...and other lies ; Blacks and Jews ; To crush a serpent --Profiles. The fight : Patterson vs. Liston ; Sidney Poitier -- Letters. Letters from a journey ; The international war crimes tribunal ; Anti-semitism and black power ; An open letter to my sister Angela Y. Davis ; A letter to prisoners ; The fire this time : letter to the bishop -- Forewords and afterwords. A quarter-century of un-Americana ; Memoirs of a bastard angel : a fifty-year literary and erotic odyssey by Harold Norse ; The Negro in New York : an informal social history, 1626-1940, edited by Roi Ottley and William J. Weatherby ; Daddy was a number runner, by Louise Merriwether ; A lonely rage, by Bobby Seale -- Book reviews. Best short stories, by Maxim Gorky ; Mother, by Maxim Gorky ; The Amboy dukes, by Irving Shulman ; The sure hand of God, by Erskine Caldwell ; The sling and the arrow, by Stuart Engstrand ; Novels and stories, by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by V.S. Pritchett; and Robert Louis Stevenson, by David Daiches ; Flood crest, by Hodding Carter ; The moth, by James M. Cain ; The portable Russian reader, edited by Bernard Guilbert Guerney ; The Negro newspaper, by Vishnu V. Oak ; Jim Crow America, by Earl Conrad ; The high cost of prejudice, by Bucklin Moon ; The Protestant Church and the Negro, by Frank S. Loescher ; Color and conscience, by Buell G. Gallagher : From slavery to freedom, by John Hope Franklin : The Negro in America, by Arnold Rose ; The cool world, by Warren Miller ; Essays, by Seymour Krim ; The arrangement, by Elia Kazan ; Aman's life : an autobiography, by Roger Wilkins -- Fiction. The death of a prophet
Summary: A treasury of essays, articles, and reviews by the late author includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature, and the possibility of an African-American president
OCLC Number: 419799912
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307378828