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  1. Baldwin, James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin(noun)

    United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)


  1. James Baldwin

    James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Baldwin's essays, such as the collection Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions with personal identity, assumptions, uncertainties, yearning, and questing. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, and The Devil Finds Work. His novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures thwarting the equitable integration of not only blacks yet also of male homosexuals—depicting as well some internalized impediments to such individuals' quest for acceptance—namely in his second novel, Giovanni's Room, written well before the equality of homosexuals was widely espoused in America. Baldwin's best-known novel is his first, Go Tell It on the Mountain.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of james baldwin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of james baldwin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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