Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin

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9780140123951: Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin

James Baldwin was one of America's finest and most influential writers. By the time he died in 1987, his books--The Fire Next Time, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, and others--had become modern classics. Campbell has written an honest, moving study of Baldwin's life and writing. Photos throughout.

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"Campbell's biography is scrupulously researched and also uncovers new material about Baldwin's life and offers a well-argued case for a re-reading of Baldwin's oeuvre. Campbell knew Baldwin well, but his affection for the man has not dulled his critical pen. When I first met Baldwin he referred me to Campbell as the man to talk to if I wished to know more about his life and work."—Caryl Phillips, author of The Atlantic Sound

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James Campbell is the author of This Is the Beat Generation: New York, San Francisco, Paris (California, 2001), Exiled in Paris: Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Samuel Beckett and Others on the Left Bank (1995), and Invisible Country: A Journey through Scotland (1990). He works for the Times Literary Supplement.

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James Campbell
Published by Penguin Books (1992)
ISBN 10: 0140123954 ISBN 13: 9780140123951
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