Witness to the journey: James Baldwin's later fiction

Front Cover
Michigan State University Press, Mar 1, 2002 - Fiction - 235 pages
0 Reviews
James Baldwins Later Fiction examines the decline of Baldwins reputation after the middle 1960s, his reception by mainstream and academic venues, and the ways in which critics have often misrepresented and undervalued his work. Scott develops readings of Tell Me How Long the Trains Been Gone, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Just Above My Head that explore the interconnected themes in Baldwins work: the role of the family in sustaining the arts, the price of success in American society, and the struggle of black artists to change the ways that race, sex, and masculinity are represented in American culture.Scott argues that Baldwins later writing crosses the cultural divide between the 1950s and 1960s in response to the civil rights and black power movements. Baldwins earlier works, his political activism and sexual politics, and traditions of African American autobiography and fiction all play prominent roles in her analysis.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

If Beale Street Could Talk
62
Coda
170
Works Cited
214
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information