Sunday, July 29, 2007
James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time.
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James aldwin wrote novels, poetry, essays and a screenplay in the later years of his life. He finished his important novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. This work is at least a partially autobiographical account of his youth.
His best-selling essay collection, Nobody Knows My Name won numerous recognitions. In 1968 he published the novel Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone, a bitterly incisive account of American racism.
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