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Stealing the Fire: The Art and Protest of James Baldwin

Porter, Horace A.

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ISBN 10: 081955197X / ISBN 13: 9780819551979
Published by Wesleyan Univ Press, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Maroon cloth binding, gilt titles. Dartmouth professor explores various themes in Baldwin's writing in this serious critical study. Book unread, near fine; DJ price-clipped with 1/4" tear at head of spine. Contains Notes, Bibliography, Index. 220 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 4002

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Title: Stealing the Fire: The Art and Protest of ...

Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Press, Middletown, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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This analysis of Baldwin's pre-1963 works examines the pressures that transform a successful Black from a private person into a racial activist

From Library Journal:

Porter's highly specialized study focuses on Baldwin's early work up through The Fire Next Time (1963). In a brief introduction, he considers Baldwin in relation to the Afro-American tradition of social protest. He then traces Baldwin's sources in Harriet Beecher Stowe, Richard Wright, and Henry James. Having done his doctoral dissertation on Baldwin at Yale, Porter follows in Harold Bloom's footsteps by carefully delineating the anxiety of influence in Baldwin's development as a writer. An epilogue provides a moving account of Baldwin's funeral. Recommended for academic libraries; includes a fairly extensive bibliography.
- William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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