God's Black Revolutionary Mouth: James Baldwin's Black Radicalism

  title={God's Black Revolutionary Mouth: James Baldwin's Black Radicalism},
  author={B. Lyne},
  journal={Science & Society},
  • B. Lyne
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Science & Society
Abstract The critical orthodoxy about James Baldwin has been that he was a brilliant writer whose later work suffered from bitterness and pamphleteering. This view has obscured the radicalism of Baldwin's work. The seeds of his radicalism are apparent even in Baldwin's early liberal–integrationist work. It is a radicalism grounded in Baldwin's understanding of the inextricable connection between race and class and the history of blackness in the United States. The trajectory of Baldwin's move… Expand
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