James Baldwin_ Nikki Giovanni - A Dialogue-Lippincott (1973).pdf

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"A fascinatingDialogue•mthe highly sensitiveattitudes of Americanlit.by these two mosteloquent of people."-Chester Himes"A revelatory dialogue on being black in Amer·ica-as man, woman, and artist....Nikki, supercoolandfunny(the'toughestkidontheblock'), reveals her vulnerability as a woman.And Baldwin, so fuU of pain and yearning andcomplications, gives us something of his ages­old wisdom and toughness."-GailLumetThanks to the television programSoul!,a re-markable encounter between two of Amer-ica's foremost black writers was aired on pub-lic TV. Here, the transcript of that meetingbetween James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanniforms a thoroughly engrossing document.Probing, searching, made dramatic by therecognition of sudden, subtle levels of con-frontation, the Baldwin/Giovanni exchange isaf r eewheelingconversationrangingovermany topics.A Dialogueexplores problemsfacing Americans, black and white, as well astroubles besetting the world.Representingtwodifferentgenerations,the two writers discussed, argued, and com-municatedsomepainful truths.Addressingthemselves particularly to the changing rolesof men and women in modern society, theypaid special attention to the consequences ofthese new modes of behavior on the alreadycomplex relationship between the black manand the black woman. The talk is stimulating,provocative, deeply felt, making this dialoguea rare, shared experience for the reader.(Continued onbackflilp)
(Continued from front flap)Ida Lewis, in her moving and thoughtfulPreface, writes, "Jimmy and Nikki are a corn-erstone. The next brick is yours. You can hurlit or you can put it in place." Orde Coombshas contributed an eloquent Afterword that isindeed one brick put in place.
A Dialogue
also by ]ames BaldwinNO NAME IN THE STREETTELL ME HOW LONG THE TRAIN'S BEEN GONETHE FIRE NEXT TIMEANOTHER COUNTRYNOBODY KNOWS MY NAMEGIOVANNI'S ROOMNOTES OF A NATIVE SONGO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINwith Margaret MeadA RAP ON RACEwith Richard AvedonNOTHING PERSONALshortstoriesGOING TO MEET THE MANplaysBLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIETHE AMEN CORNERalso by Nikki GiovanniBLACK FEELING, BLACK TALK/BLACK JUDGEMENTRE: CREATIONGEMINIMY HOUSEfor childrenSPIN A SOFT BLACK SONG
JAMESBALDWINNIKKIGIOVANNIA DialogueForeword byIDA LEWISAfterword byORDECOOMBSJ. B. Lippincott CompanyPhiladelphiaNew York
Text copyright©1973by James Baldwin and Niktom Ltd.Foreword ©1973by Ida LewisMterword ©1973by Orde CoombsAllrights reservedFirst editionPrinted in the United States of AmericaU.S. Librazy of Congress Cataloging in Publication DataBaldwin, James, birth dateAdialogue.Developed from the transcript ofaconversation, taped forthe television program "Soul," and first shown in the United Stateson WNET-TV, Dec. 1971.

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