James Baldwin’s Post-Sentimental Fiction: From “Previous Condition” to Another Country

@article{Jernigan2014JamesBP,
  title={James Baldwin’s Post-Sentimental Fiction: From “Previous Condition” to Another Country},
  author={Adam T. Jernigan},
  journal={Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory},
  year={2014},
  volume={70},
  pages={173 - 201}
}
  • Adam T. Jernigan
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory
O of the ironies of modern-day literary criticism is that the scholars who identify with the sensibility found in James Baldwin’s essays frequently distance themselves from the author’s fiction. The most recent enactment of this irony comes from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who uses his editorial introduction in The Annotated Uncle Tom’s Cabin (2006) to undertake a “reassessment both of the novel and of James Baldwin’s critique, itself now part of the canon” (“Introduction” xiii). Although Gates… Expand