Examines the major divisions in criticism of this major African American writer, paying particular attention to the way each critical period defines Baldwin and his work for its own purposes.Seemingly conceding to the literary culture of the time, he acknowledges that we should caution against a too asubjective immersiona into onea#39;s subject matter. Yet, he maintains ... Second, it is one of the first in a flurry of critical essays during this era examining the so- called Wright-Baldwin debate. ... They want to determine whether the new kid on the block, Baldwin, is worthy of taking Wrighta#39;s place.
|Title||:||The Critical Reception of James Baldwin, 1963-2010|
|Publisher||:||Boydell & Brewer - 2014|