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Table of Contents Editor's Note Introduction Harold Bloom 1. The Fire Last Time Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2. The Evolution of James Baldwin as Essayist Nick Aaron Ford 3. The Ironic Voice in Baldiwn's Go Tell It on the Mountain Shirley S. Allen 4. The South in Go Tell It on the Mountain: Baldwin's Personal Confrontation Horace Porter 5. The Significance of "Notes of a Native Son" Horace Porter 6. "Making love in the midst of mirrors": Giovanni's Room and Another Country Carolyn Wedin Sylvander 7. The Exorcising Medium: Another Country Trudier Harris 8. A Protest of His Own Irving Howe 9. Some Tickets Are Better: The Mixed Achievement of James Baldwin Julius Lester 10. Africa and The Fire Next Time David Leeming 11. "Sonny's Blues," James Baldwin's Image of Black Community John M. Reilly 12. The Jazz-Blues Motif in James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" Richard N. Albert 13. Fire as the Symbol of a Leadening Existence in "Going to Meet the Man" Arthenia Bates Millican 14. The Fire Next Time This Time Mel Watkins 15. Excerpt from "The Celebrity's Return" Lynn Orilla Scott 16. His Cardboard Lovers Mario Puzo Chronology Contributors Bibliography Index
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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.