(SOLD!) - James Baldwin - ORIGINAL DRAWING Signed 11" x 17" Lyric Portrait DRAWING - "I Am Not Your Negro" Quotations
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James Baldwin - ORIGINAL Signed 11" x 17" Lyric Portrait DRAWING, Ink drawing using quotations from, "I Am Not Your Negro."
african american poet novelist playwright essayist activist essays collected notes of a native son racial sexual class distinction western society united states mid twentieth century book length the fire next time no name in the street the devil finds work unfinished manuscript remember this house expanded adapted cinema academy award nominated documentary film i am not your negro if beale streetcCould talk adapted academy award winning film directed produced barry jenkins
Baldwin's novels, short stories, and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures. Themes of masculinity, sexuality, race, and class intertwine to create intricate narratives that run parallel with some of the major political movements toward social change in mid-twentieth-century America, such as the civil rights movement and the gay liberation movement. Baldwin's protagonists are often but not exclusively African American, and gay and bisexual men frequently feature as protagonists in his literature. These characters often face internal and external obstacles in their search for social- and self-acceptance. Such dynamics are prominent in Baldwin's second novel, Giovanni's Room, which was written in 1956, well before the gay liberation movement.