Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin


This collection of essays made Baldwin the spokesperson of his generation. It discusses Harlem in the 1940s, Paris, book reviews and film criticism. Published in 1955, this book is a snapshot of America not long before the civil rights movement came of age.

Paperback, 208pp
Penguin Books, 2017 (1955)
ISBN 9780241334003