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James Baldwin

James BaldwinAKA James Arthur Baldwin

Born: 2-Aug-1924
Birthplace: Harlem, NY
Died: 30-Nov-1987
Location of death: Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach
Remains: Buried, Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Novelist, Essayist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Father: David Baldwin (stepfather)
Mother: Berdis Jones

    High School: DeWitt Clinton High School, Bronx, NY (1942)

    Dramatists Guild of America
    Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    League of American Writers
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1954
    Croix de Guerre 1986
    Suicide Attempt Paris

Author of books:
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953, autobiographical novel)
Notes of a Native Son (1955, essays)
Giovanni's Room (1956, novel)
Nobody Knows My Name (1961, essays)
Another Country (1962, novel)
The Fire Next Time (1962, nonfiction, on Muslim black separatism)
Going to Meet the Man (1965, short stories)
Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968, novel)
If Beale Street Could Talk (1974, novel)
Just Above My Head (1979, novel)
The Price of the Ticket (1985, essays)

Wrote plays:
The Amen Corner (1954, performed 1965)
Blues for Mister Charlie (1964)


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