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"Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities." -- James Baldwin
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – November 30, 1987) was an American novelist, writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist.

Most of Baldwin's work deals with racial and sexual issues in the mid-20th century in the United States. His novels are notable for the personal way in which they explore questions of identity as well as the way in which they mine complex social and psychological pressures related to being black and homosexual well before the social, cultural or political equality of these groups was improved.

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Total Books: 590
The Price of the Ticket Collected Nonfiction 19481985
Nothing Personal
2021 - Nothing Personal (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807006429
ISBN-10: 0807006424
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences

Blues pour l'homme blanc
2020 - Blues Pour L'homme Blanc (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782355221569
ISBN-10: 2355221561
Genre: Literature & Fiction

L'homme qui meurt
2019 - L'homme Qui Meurt (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782072832826
ISBN-10: 2072832829
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Thirty More Famous Stories Retold
2019 - Thirty More Famous Stories Retold (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781925729870
ISBN-10: 1925729877
Genre: Children's Books

The Fire Next Time
2019 - The Fire Next Time [Chinese Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9787020143740
ISBN-10: 7020143741

Chroniques d'un enfant du pays
2019 - Chroniques D'un Enfant Du Pays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782072796838
ISBN-10: 2072796830
Genre: Literature & Fiction

If Beale Street Could Talk
2018 - If Beale Street Could Talk [Movie Tie-In - Vintage International] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780525566120
ISBN-10: 0525566120
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Giovanni's Room
2018 - Giovanni's Room [Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781721307852
ISBN-10: 1721307850
Genres: Literature & Fiction, LGBTQ+ Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Little Man Little Man A Story of Childhood
2018 - Little Man Little Man a Story of Childhood (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781478000044
ISBN-10: 147800004X
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

Von dieser Welt Roman
2018 - Von Dieser Welt Roman (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783423281539
ISBN-10: 3423281537

Dark Days
2018 - Dark Days [Penguin Modern] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780241337547
ISBN-10: 0241337542

Fifty Famous Stories Retold
2018 - Fifty Famous Stories Retold [Living Book Press] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781925729030
ISBN-10: 1925729036
Genre: Children's Books

Richard Avedon  James Baldwin Nothing Personal
2017 - Richard Avedon James Baldwin Nothing Personal (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783836569538
ISBN-10: 3836569531
Genre: Arts & Photography

Mark Bradford Tomorrow Is Another Day
2017 - Mark Bradford Tomorrow Is Another Day (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781941366141
ISBN-10: 1941366147
Genre: Arts & Photography

I Am Not Your Negro A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck
Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo
2017 - Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781474403092
ISBN-10: 1474403093
Genres: History, Law

Just Above My Head
2016 - Just Above My Head (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781504684521
ISBN-10: 1504684524
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Go Tell It on the Mountain
2016 - Go Tell It on the Mountain [Everyman's Library Cloth] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781101907610
ISBN-10: 1101907614
Genres: Literature & Fiction, LGBTQ+ Books

James Baldwin Later Novels Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone / If Beale Street Could Talk / Just Above My Head
Fifty Famous Stories Retold A Genesis Curriculum Rainbow Reader
2015 - Fifty Famous Stories Retold a Genesis Curriculum Rainbow Reader [Orange Series - Volume 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781508814436
ISBN-10: 1508814430
Genre: Education & Teaching

2013 - Peter Panic [Oberon Modern Plays] (Paperback)
2011 - The Devil Finds Work [Vintage International] (Paperback)
2011 - The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings [Vintage International Original] (Paperback)
2010 - In My Youth [Yesterday's Classics] (Paperback)
2009 - School Reading By Grades First Year [bks. 4-5 - -Eighth] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Discovering Human Sexuality [Loose Leaf] (Paperback)
2008 - Robinson Crusoe for Children [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2008 - Stories of Don Quixote for Young People [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)
2007 - One Day When I Was Lost [Vintage International] (Paperback)
2006 - The Sampo [Yesterday's Classics] (Paperback)
2004 - Vintage Baldwin [Vintage Original] (Paperback)
2004 - Go Tell It on the Mountain the Fire Next Time If Beale Street Could Talk [Black Expression Rediscoveries, Second Volume] (Hardcover)
1998 - Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone [Vintage International] (Paperback)
1997 - Si Beale Street Pouvait Parler [La cosmopolite - French Edition] (Paperback)
1995 - Blues for Mister Charlie a Play [Vintage International] (Paperback)
1994 - Sonny's Blues [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1994 - Le Serpent Plumes 11 [Un autre pays] (Paperback)
1992 - Nobody Knows My Name [Vintage International] (Paperback)
1991 - Going to Meet the Man with the Rockpile [Penguin Twentieth Century Classics] (Paperback)
Go Tell It to the Mountain and Related Readings [Literature Connections Source Book] (Paperback)
Langston Hughes [Video Tape: Voices & Vision Series, 60 Minutes - VHS] (Paperback)
Roy's Wound [Tale Blazers] (Paperback)
Nada Personal [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
O Quarto De Giovanni [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Terra Estranha [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
Se a Rua Beale Falasse [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)