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Me and My House: James Baldwin's Last Decade in France

This book is about James Baldwin
Explore the intimate and lesser-seen world of James Baldwin in "Me and My House: James Baldwin's Last Decade in France," where the iconic writer's final years unfold against the backdrop of a quaint village in Southern France. This thought-provoking book, published on April 27, 2018, uses Baldwin’s residence—referred to affectionately as “Chez Baldwin”—as a profound lens to delve into the interconnections of race, sexuality, and domestic life that permeated his later works. Magdalena J. Zaborowska offers an enriched perspective by examining how Baldwin's physical and emotional environment influenced his narratives in works like "The Welcome Table" and "If Beale Street Could Talk." Enhanced with vivid illustrations, unpublished letters, and personal interviews, this book not only uncovers new layers of Baldwin’s narrative but also champions the complexities of black queer identity. Ideal for college students and scholars, "Me and My House" is a compelling invitation to revisit and rediscover Baldwin’s legacy within the realms of racial justice and gender equality.
Published by Duke University Press Books on April 27, 2018
408 pages
ISBN: 9780822369240
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