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There is a sense of the grotesque about a person who has spent his or her life...– Baldwin, James, and Randall Kenan. “The Uses of the Blues.” The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings. New York: Vintage, 2011. 57-66. Print. (via stetx)
Mentors: Matthew Specktor on James Baldwin
lareviewofbooks: MATTHEW SPECKTOR James Baldwin cc Allan Warren 1969 He missed the first class. In fact, he missed the first three. In his place came an emissary, a small, solemn fellow who cocked his head and closed his eyes and explained how Mr. Baldwin has been detained in Paris. I was nineteen, and had only a cursory understanding of who “Mr. Baldwin” really was. I’d read Giovanni’s...