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Baldwin, James Arthur

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1987 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Playwrights


US novelist, short story writer, and essayist


1924 - Born on the 2nd of August in New York's Harlem neighborhood.


1942 - Graduated in DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City.


1953 - Wrote autobiographical novel Go Tell It on the Mountain.


1954 - He wrote the Wrote The Amen Corner and performed in 1965.


1955 - Essay Notes of a Native Son.


1956 - His novel Giovanni's Room.


1961 - He wrote Nobody Knows My Name.


1962 - Another Country (1962, novel),The Fire Next Time a nonfiction, on Muslim black separatism.


1964 - James Baldwin wrote Blues for Mister Charlie.


1974 - He wrote novel If Beale Street Could Talk.


1979 - The novel Just Above My Head.


1985 - Essay The Price of the Ticket.


1987 - James Baldwin died on 30th of November in Saint-Paul de Vence, France due to Cancer of the Stomach.




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