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Baldwin Speaks: The Man Who Talked Back

Baldwin Speaks: The Man Who Talked Back by Marvin Friedlander 1798428970 9781798428979
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In this biography, Marv Friedlander brings James Baldwin alive by providing a glimpse into the wit and artistry of the man who boasted that "I disturbed the peace and threatened societys sense of safety." Adored as a prophetic witness and reviled as a forbidden pervert, Baldwin offered a perspective of an America that never fully accepted him.Previously, Friedlander profiled two early twentieth century icons. Felix Speaks: Adlers Ethical Culture, describes the ideas and life of the founder of an ethical alternative to a deity-based religion. Du Bois Speaks presents a penetrating look at a civil rights icon who heralded a critical and honest perspective of race in America. Now, he provides a highly readable view of one of the great black intellectuals who spoke and wrote to America with stridency, humor, and honesty. For example, Baldwin wrote the following blunt statement."A very brutal thing must be said: The intentions of this melancholic country as concerns black people . . . they needed us for labor and for sport. Now they cant get rid of us."James BaldwinDespite cynicism born of rage and fear between black and white people, Baldwin describes how we might learn to overcome our deeply- held prejudices. His views are relevant for today and tomorrow. Dont miss this one.

Author: Marvin Friedlander

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 124

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: 2019-04-27

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