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Volume 46, Number 4, Winter 2013

Table of Contents

Special Issue: JameS Baldwin

Guest Editors: Rich Blint & Douglas Field

Foreword: The Prodigal Son

pp. 559-561


pp. 563-572

The Gangster in The Devil Finds Work as a Template for Reading the Parisian Banlieues

pp. 573-586

“The mind is a strange and terrible vehicle”: Fractured Time and Multidimensional Sound in No Name in the Street

pp. 587-604

Into the Heart of the Great Wilderness: Understanding Baldwin’s Quarrel with Négritude

pp. 605-614

James Baldwin and Black Women’s Fiction

pp. 615-631

Baldwin’s Sissy Heroics

pp. 633-651

Resisting the Temptation to Give Up: James Baldwin, Robert Adams, and the Disavowal of the American Way of Life

pp. 653-670

Lost and … Found?: James Baldwin’s Script and Spike Lee’s Malcolm X

pp. 671-685

Brutality and Brotherhood: James Baldwin and Prison Sexuality

pp. 687-699

The Good Ship Jesus: Baldwin, Bergman, and the Protestant Imagination; or, Baldwin’s Bitter Taste

pp. 701-714

“Britain is no longer white”: James Baldwin as a Witness to Postcolonial Britain

pp. 715-730

Interview with David Linx

pp. 731-740


pp. 741-748

Poetry & Fiction

The Unforgivable Sin

pp. 749-752

Love is Blind and: Do You Remember When a Blackberry Used to be a Fruit? and: London

pp. 753-754

Tennessee sharecropper and: Honey Eater

p. 755

What I Know about Blues and: The Museum

pp. 756-757

Emmett Till’s Brothers

p. 758

KWANSABA: Aunt Sue’s Mess O’ Greens and: Empathy

p. 759

Commandment and: A Note from Pecola and: So You Recognize Survival

pp. 760-761

The Exile Flies Home to Trout Hall, Jamaica and: Seaview Gardens, Jamaica and: Children with Williams Syndrome Have No Racial Biases and: Gil Town, Jamaica

pp. 762-764

Physics and: I Do This, I Do That

pp. 765-766

Bell and Cut Mary Somewhere in the Sugarcane

pp. 767-770

Book Reviews

James Baldwin: America and Beyond eds. by Cora Kaplan and Bill Schwarz (review)

pp. 771-772

James Baldwin in Turkey: Bearing Witness from Another Place by Kathryn Hubbard and Barbara Earl Thomas (review)

pp. 773-774

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin (review)

pp. 774-777

James Baldwin by Douglas Field, and: “A Criminal Power”: James Baldwin and the Law by D. Quentin Miller (review)

pp. 777-779

River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson (review)

pp. 779-781

Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel by John C. Charles Williamson (review)

pp. 781-784

Burnt Cork: Traditions and Legacies of Blackface Minstrelsy ed. by Stephen Johnson (review)

pp. 784-786

Transcending Blackness: From the New Millennium Mulatta to the Exceptional Multiracial by Ralina L. Joseph (review)

pp. 787-790

Perspectives on Percival Everett eds. by Keith B. Mitchell and Robin G. Vander, and: The Art of Percival Everett—Rewriting a Black American Narrative ed. by Anthony Stewart (review)

pp. 790-793

Bending toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May (review)

pp. 794-795

More than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889 by Stephen Kantrowitz (review)

pp. 795-797

Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit by Kristen Block (review)

pp. 797-799


pp. 801-803