Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin
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edited by Randall Kenan
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Pantheon; 1 edition (August 24, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.3 inches
Reviewed by Thumper
It has not been said for a long time. I'm glad to be able to say,
James Baldwin has a new book out! The new
collection of essays is The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings. I was
ecstatic when I saw that a new volume was being added to the Baldwin canon.
The collection contains essays and speeches by Baldwin published in book
form for the first time. The collection covers many topics: racism,
educating black children, the past and present state of American literature,
and more. The essays show Baldwin as a preacher, teacher, and the smart
aleck kid in the back of the classroom. Although Baldwin is well regarded as
one of America's finest essayist, The Cross of Redemption marks the second
time I have ever read any of Baldwin's essays. I was beyond impressed.
Read an Essay from this collection
"Why I Stopped Hating Shakespeare"