The Art and Protest of James Baldwin

In the opeining introduction, the Narrator introduces darkness by comparing children to darkness by saying “All they really knew were two darknesses, the darkness of their lives, which was now closing in on them, and the darkness of the movies, which had blinded them to that other darkness” (Baldwin, James)....

The author, James Baldwin, paints views on racism, misery and art and suffering in this story.

The marriage of narration and analysis are especially evident in Baldwin’s essay, “Notes of a Native Son.” As Baldwin describes his father and their relationship until his father’s death, he simultaneously comments about the relationship between white and black America....


Baldwin Collected Essays by James Baldwin - AbeBooks

James Baldwin not only has that ability, but also the ability to write as if he is conversing with the reader.

If there were further doubt that a writer draws from their own lives to create their tales, James Baldwin himself states "One writes out of one thing only -- one's own experience." (Baldwin) Sonny’s Blues is...