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BEGIN AGAIN.

Author: EDDIE S GLAUDE JR
Publisher: [S.l.] : CHATTO & WINDUS, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the presidency of Donald Trump, a president whose time in the White House represents the latest failure of America to face the lies it tells itself about race. For James Baldwin, a similar attempt to force a confrontation with the truth of America's racism came in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: James Baldwin; Donald Trump; James Baldwin; Donald Trump
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: EDDIE S GLAUDE JR
ISBN: 1784744336 9781784744335
OCLC Number: 1194868279
Description: 1 volume ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Thinking with Jimmy --
The lie --
Witness --
The dangerous road --
The reckoning --
Elsewhere --
Ruins --
Begin again --
Conclusion: A new America.

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The struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by the presidency of Donald Trump, a president whose time in the White House represents the latest failure of America to face the lies it tells itself about race. For James Baldwin, a similar attempt to force a confrontation with the truth of America's racism came in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement, and was answered with the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. In the years from the publication of The Fire Next Time in 1963 to that of No Name in the Street in 1972, Baldwin - the great creative artist, often referred to as 'the poet of the revolution' - became a more overtly political writer, a change that came at great professional and personal cost. But from that journey, Baldwin emerged with a sense of renewed purpose about the necessity of pushing forward in the face of disillusionment and despair. Today, America is at a crossroads. Drawing insight and inspiration from Baldwin's writings, Glaude suggests we can find hope and guidance through our own era of shattered promises and white retrenchment. Seamlessly combining biography with history, memoir and trenchant analysis of our moment, Begin Again bears witness to the difficult truth of race in America. It is at once a searing exploration that lays bare the tangled web of race, trauma and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we all must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a more just future.

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Begin Again is an essayistic marvel, circling and folding back on itself as Baldwin's musings in the past and Glaude's analysis of the present give meaning to each other . . . a scholarly, deeply Read more...

 
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Revisiting Baldwin in 2020

by thursdayb (WorldCat user published 2021-05-10) Very Good Permalink

Begin Again is a loving letter to James Baldwin — the kind of lengthy missive you send a grandparent no longer available to consult for advice. While neither a biography or a literary analysis, Glaude takes the reader through elements of both on the way to an in-depth look at the politics...
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