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James Baldwin

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  • More than a curiosity

    A Father's Law By Richard Wright HarperPerennial, 268 pages, $14.95 paper Modern American literature changed forever in March 1940 with the publication of Richard Wright's first novel, "Native Son." After the book's huge success, Wright spent the...
  • 10 things you might not know about France

    The French are fabulous again. Witness President Nicolas Sarkozy's recent trip to Britain with his new and glamorous wife, Carla Bruni. There is even word that the French are warming to Americans: A recent poll found 32 percent of the French are pro-...
  • CAPTURED: Cops Say This Obsessive Ex Has His Victim Living In A World Of Fear.

    CAPTURED: Cops Say This Obsessive Ex Has His Victim Living In A World Of Fear.
    Update as of 9/28/09: A Gray's Harbor Sheriff's Deputy reports that they got a 911 call from anonymous person telling them Baldwin was at a location and that they saw him on Washington's Most Wanted. When deputies arrived, Baldwin took off running. He was...
  • 'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda

    'Memoir' by Ben Yagoda
    Memoir A History Ben Yagoda Riverhead: 292 pp., $25.95 In 2006, when James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" was exposed as a fraud, the news was met with the self-righteousness and scorn typically reserved for Ponzi schemers. Ever since, Frey's name...
  • 'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'

    'The Paris Review Interviews, Volumes I-IV'
    In 1958, Malcolm Cowley edited the first collection of interviews with contemporary authors from the pages of the Paris Review. Over the intervening half-century, the Review has packaged up more than a dozen additional volumes of this material, most...
  • Speak, memory

    Speak, memory
    In the early stages of writing my memoir "Slow Motion," I packed my bags and prepared to spend a month at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. I had never been to Yaddo before and was feeling intimidated. James Baldwin, Truman Capote and...
  • Groundbreaking Author E. Lynn Harris Dies at 54

    Groundbreaking Author E. Lynn Harris Dies at 54
    LOS ANGELES -- E. Lynn Harris, a bestselling author of popular black fiction who shattered barriers by writing about gay characters in novels such as "Invisible Life" and "Just As I Am: A Novel," died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Gore Vidal's Novel 'Hollywood' Is Just Out, but the Great Curmudgeon Is Not Celebrating

    IT IS DECEMBER, AND THE AIR is a wash of silky light, astringently cool, but sunny enough to allow one to bathe in multiple sensations of warmth. Under white canvas umbrellas in outdoor cafes the beautiful ladies of Rome in their beautiful furs cross...
  • The Collected Stories of Chester Himes

    Life in the United States was hard for a man like Chester Himes, a proud, nonconformist rebel and mulatto whose mother, often mistaken for white, demanded respect even to the point of armed combat. There's that great scene in his book "The Third...