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Author Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.

Title Native sons : a friendship that created one of the greatest works of the 20th century : notes of a native son / James Baldwin and Sol Stein.

Imprint New York : One World, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  325.26 B193nBn 2004    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 217 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents Notes of a native American: The story of a friendship in black and white / Sol Stein -- The correspondence: Mainly concerning the editing and publication of Notes of a Native Son / Sol Stein -- Erasing history / Sol Stein -- "Dark runner" / Sol Stein and James Baldwin -- Equal in Paris / Sol Stein and James Baldwin.
Summary "James Baldwin was newly recognized as the most brilliant black writer of his generation when his first book of essays, Notes of a Native Son, firmly established his reputation in 1955. No one was more pleased by the book's reception than Baldwin's high school friend Sol Stein. A rising New York editor, novelist, and playwright, Stein had suggested that Baldwin write the book and coaxed his old friend through the long and sometimes agonizing process of putting the volume together and seeing it into print. Now, in this new book, Sol Stein documents the story of his and Baldwin's intense creative partnership through newly uncovered letters, photos, inscriptions, and an illuminating memoir of the friendship that resulted in one of the classics of American literature. Also included in this book are the two works they created together - the story "Dark Runner" and the play Equal in Paris, both published here for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Correspondence.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Friends and associates.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
African American authors -- Correspondence.
Stein, Sol -- Correspondence.
Authorship -- Collaboration.
Added Author Stein, Sol.
ISBN 0345469356

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