Werner, Craig
January 1985
Research Guide to Biography & Criticism;1985, Vol. 1, p45
This article provides information on author James Baldwin which may be invaluable to research, including the author's chronology, selected bibliography, and selected criticism. Born August 2, 1924, Harlem Hospital, New York City, the oldest of nine children; 1927 Baldwin's mother Emma Berdis Jones marries David Baldwin, a manual laborer and storefront preacher; 1938-1941 undergoes conversion experience and preaches at the Fireside Pentecostal Assembly in Harlem; 1943-1948 lives and works in Greenwich Village; 1944 meets Richard Wright; 1945 receives Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Award; 1948 receives Rosenwald Fellowship; leaves United States for Paris to pursue writing career; 1948-1957 lives and writes primarily in Europe with brief visits to the U. S. in 1952 and 1954-1955.


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