96. A Lover’s War: James Baldwin
In The Fire Next Time and other writings, the essayist and novelist James Baldwin seeks to dispel the illusions surrounding racial and sexual difference.
• J. Baldwin, The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985 (New York: 1985).
• J. Baldwin, Collected Essays (New York: 1998).
• J. Baldwin, Early Novels and Stories (New York: 1998).
• L. Balfour, Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy (Ithaca: 2001).
• J. Campbell, Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin (Berkeley: 2002).
• M. Elam (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin (Cambridge: 2015).
• D. Field (ed.), A Historical Guide to James Baldwin (New York: 2009).
• G. Farred, “Love is Asymmetrical: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time,” Critical Philosophy of Race 3 (2015), 284-304.
• D. Leeming, James Baldwin: A Biography (New York: 1994).
• D.A. McBride (ed.), James Baldwin Now (New York: 1999).
• S.J. McWilliams (ed.), A Political Companion to James Baldwin (Lexington: 2017).
• C. Winks, “Into the Heart of the Great Wilderness: Understanding Baldwin’s Quarrel with Négritude,” African American Review 46 (2013), 605-14.
Video of the debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley
This episode was written while listening to Baldwin’s record collection