Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

by James Baldwin

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Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804149730
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Series: Vintage International
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 508,897
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1924

Date of Death:

December 1, 1987

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

St. Paul de Vence, France


DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City

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"A passionate, probing, controversial book which is outstandingly well written."—The Atlantic

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Nobody Knows My Name 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Muscogulus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a magnetic book. Whenever I leaf through it again, I get the feeling I have to reread it once more. Read this, for example: "...[T]he American equation of success with the big times reveals an awful disrespect for human life and human achievement. This equation has placed our cities among the most dangerous in the world and has placed our youth among the most empty and most bewildered. The situation of our youth is not mysterious. Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. They must, they have no other models. That is exactly what our children are doing. They are imitating our immorality, our disrespect for the pain of others."My copy is a gift from one of my sisters, who wrote inside, "My favorite author." I believe I know why.
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