James Baldwin

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Nikesh Shukla: ‘Reading Spider-Man made me feel less alone’
The author and screenwriter on his love of comic books, James Baldwin’s moral fury, and how The Buddha of Suburbia is one of the funniest books ever written

Nikesh Shukla

18, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Books and films censored under Franco still circulating in Spain
Dictator who died in 1975 stamped out mention of Spanish civil war, sexuality and anti-Catholic views

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

29, Dec, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Monique Roffey: ‘William Golding’s The Inheritors gave me ideas for how I could write a mermaid’
The Costa winner on the James Baldwin novel she most cherishes, devouring Willard Price adventures as a child, and the sex scene she wishes she had written

Monique Roffey

09, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Begin Again by Eddie S Glaude Jr review – the US through James Baldwin's eyes
The ‘white problem’ ... Baldwin’s writings spark a timely and absorbing engagement with American history

Sara Collins

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Nonfiction to look out for in 2021
Biographies of Philip Roth and DH Lawrence, and the curious death of Robert Maxwell

Rachel Cooke

27, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The sexiest moments in literature that aren't sex scenes
With the Bad sex in fiction award cancelled this year, we celebrate authors from Jeanette Winterson to Jane Austen who can charge the dryest scenes with sensuality

Sam Jordison

11, Dec, 2020 @12:04 PM

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'Free speech has never been freer': Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation
Are we living through a moment of lasting change? Two authors discuss Black Lives Matter, the Harper’s letter and where we go from here

Pankaj Mishra and Viet Thanh Nguyen

24, Jul, 2020 @11:00 AM

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The week in TV: My Brilliant Friend; The Salisbury Poisonings and more
The compelling Elena Ferrante adaptation finally returns

Euan Ferguson

21, Jun, 2020 @8:30 AM

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TV tonight: the modern resonances of James Baldwin's America
Raoul Peck’s searing documentary explores systemic racism via the life of a great African-American writer. Plus: Framing John Delorean. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

20, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The new monuments we need? Your nan's old dress or a Stormzy lyric carved in stone | Vanessa Kisuule
Instead of stern, elevated statues, here are some ways I’d like to remember

Vanessa Kisuule

19, Jun, 2020 @1:00 PM

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James Baldwin: Living in Fire by Bill V Mullen review – a smart, concise introduction
A brisk account of the African American writer’s insights on race, class and sexuality, which are more relevant than ever

Houman Barekat

14, Nov, 2019 @11:58 AM

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Professor who quoted James Baldwin's use of N-word cleared by university
Poet Laurie Sheck was investigated for her use of the racial slur, but the New School has now dismissed concerns

Alison Flood

19, Aug, 2019 @1:00 PM

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