Monday, March 13, 2017

Back in force …

… Under the Spell of James Baldwin | by Darryl Pinckney | The New York Review of Books. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

Baldwin left behind more than enough keepers of his flame. Even so, his revival has been astonishing. He is the subject of conferences, studies, and an academic journal, the James Baldwin Review. He is quoted everywhere; some of his words are embossed on a great wall of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Of all the participants and witnesses from the civil rights era, Baldwin is just about the only one we still read on these matters. 

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