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For over three decades, Sol Stein edited and published some of the leading writers of the Twentieth century, including James Baldwin, Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, and Lionel Trilling. A prize-winning playwright and the author of nine novels, as well as nonfiction books, screenplays, and TV dramas, Stein lives in New York.

Born in 1924, James Baldwin made a name for himself with his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain in 1953. His legendary Notes of a Native Son appeared two years later, and he went on to publish fiction, poetry, plays, and essays that profoundly influenced the literature of Twentieth-century America. Baldwin died in France in 1987.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Baldwin, James, 1924- Correspondence, Baldwin, James, 1924- Friends and associates, Authors, American 20th century Correspondence, African American authors Correspondence, Stein, Sol Friends and associates, Stein, Sol Correspondence, Authorship Collaboration