The better James Baldwin

Allen, Brooke
April 1998
New Criterion;Apr98, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p29
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the black American author James Baldwin. Family background; Influence of the author's stepfather David Baldwin in the young Baldwin's life; Analysis of the author's first novel entitled `Go Tell It on the Mountain;' Comparison of Baldwin's first and second novel; Other novels written by Baldwin include `The Fire Next Time' and `The Creative Process.'


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