BirthdayJuly 15, 1971

Celebrity biographies

  1. About James Baldwin

    Full name: James Baldwin
    Also known as: Baldwin, James, James Baldwin, Jesse Baldwin
    Education: DeWitt Clinton High School
    Professions: American writer, novelist
    Nationality: American
    Work: Comprehensive Resource of James Baldwin Information
    Occupation: Writer, novelist, poet, playwright, activist

  2. James Baldwin Measurements

    Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)

  3. James Baldwin Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 1st of December, 1987 (Age: 16)

  4. James Baldwin Biography

    James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Baldwin's essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).Baldwin's novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures thwarting the equitable integration of not only blacks, but also of gay and bisexual men, while depicting some internalized obstacles to such individuals' quests for acceptance. Such dynamics are prominent in Baldwin's second novel, written well before gay equality was widely espoused in America: Giovanni's Room (1956). Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, is said to be his best-known work.

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