James Baldwin
#634 Overall Influence

James Baldwin

American writer

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James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son , explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western society, most notably in regard to the mid-twentieth-century United States. Some of Baldwin's essays are book-length, including The Fire Next Time , No Name in the Street , and The Devil Finds Work . An unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was expanded and adapted for cinema as the Academy Award–nominated documentary film I Am Not Your Negro . One of his novels, If Beale Street Could Talk, was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning dramatic film of the same name in 2018, directed and produced by Barry Jenkins.

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Hampshire College
Hampshire College

Private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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The New School
The New School

University in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Village

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Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green State University

Public university in Bowling Green, Ohio, United States

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Mount Holyoke College
Mount Holyoke College

Liberal arts college in the United States

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Amherst College
Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#220 World Rank #52 USA Rank
Literature