Nobody Knows My Name (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays -- "passionate, probing, controversial" (The Atlantic) -- examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Praise For…

"A passionate, probing, controversial book which is outstandingly well written." —The Atlantic

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679744733
ISBN-10: 0679744738
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: December 1st, 1992
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage International