The cross of redemption : uncollected writings /

A treasury of essays, articles, and reviews by the late author includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature, and the possibility of an African-American president.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Other Authors: Kenan, Randall
Format: Book
Published: New York : Pantheon Books, [2010]
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Looking for James Baldwin
  • Essays and speeches. Mass culture and the creative artist : some personal notes ; A word from writer directly to reader ; From Nationalism, colonialism, and the United States : one minute to twelve : a forum ; Theater : the Negro in and out ; Is A Raisin in the Sun a lemon in the dark? ; As much truth as one can bear ; Geraldine Page : bird of light ; From What's the reason why? : a symposium by best-selling authors : James Baldwin on Another Country ; The artist's struggle for integrity ; We can change the country ; Why I stopped hating Shakespeare ; The uses of the blues ; What price freedom? ; The white problem ; Black power ; The price may be too high ; The nigger we invent ; Speech from the Soledad rally ; A challenge to bicentennial candidates ; The news from all the northern cities is, to understate it, grim : the state of the union is catastrophic ; Lorraine Hansberry at the summit ; On language, race, and the black writer ; Of the sorrow songs : the cross of redemption ; Black English : a dishonest argument ; This far and no further ; On being white...and other lies ; Blacks and Jews ; To crush a serpent
  • Profiles. The fight : Patterson vs. Liston ; Sidney Poitier
  • Letters. Letters from a journey ; The international war crimes tribunal ; Anti-semitism and black power ; An open letter to my sister Angela Y. Davis ; A letter to prisoners ; The fire this time : letter to the bishop
  • Forewords and afterwords. A quarter-century of un-Americana ; Memoirs of a bastard angel : a fifty-year literary and erotic odyssey by Harold Norse ; The Negro in New York : an informal social history, 1626-1940, edited by Roi Ottley and William J. Weatherby ; Daddy was a number runner, by Louise Merriwether ; A lonely rage, by Bobby Seale
  • Book reviews. Best short stories, by Maxim Gorky ; Mother, by Maxim Gorky ; The Amboy dukes, by Irving Shulman ; The sure hand of God, by Erskine Caldwell ; The sling and the arrow, by Stuart Engstrand ; Novels and stories, by Robert Louis Stevenson, edited by V.S. Pritchett; and Robert Louis Stevenson, by David Daiches ; Flood crest, by Hodding Carter ; The moth, by James M. Cain ; The portable Russian reader, edited by Bernard Guilbert Guerney ; The Negro newspaper, by Vishnu V. Oak ; Jim Crow America, by Earl Conrad ; The high cost of prejudice, by Bucklin Moon ; The Protestant Church and the Negro, by Frank S. Loescher ; Color and conscience, by Buell G. Gallagher : From slavery to freedom, by John Hope Franklin : The Negro in America, by Arnold Rose ; The cool world, by Warren Miller ; Essays, by Seymour Krim ; The arrangement, by Elia Kazan ; Aman's life : an autobiography, by Roger Wilkins
  • Fiction. The death of a prophet.