"Lucid, candid reflections on Black identity."--KIRKUS
Set mainly in Greenwich Village and Harlem, James Baldwin's 1962 novel, Another Country, is a groundbreaking work of sexual, racial and artistic passions that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality.
In her volume in Ig's acclaimed Bookmarked series, award winning author and essayist Kim McLarin shares her appreciation of this seminal novel, demonstrating how its myriad themes-- including relations between men and women (gay and straight, Black and white), the meaning of creativity, and the ecstasy and pain of love--mirror many of her own life experiences. In this critical and personal examination, we come to better understand a pioneering novel and writer, as well as the role race, class and gender have played in Kim's life, and by extension, contemporary American society.
About the Author
Kim McLarin is author of the essay collection, Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Love and Life, and the critically-acclaimed novels Taming It Down, Meeting of the Waters, and Jump at the Sun, all published by William Morrow, and a memoir, Divorce Dog: Motherhood, Men, & Midlife. Her work has been honored by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, the Barnes & Noble Discover Program, the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, among other organizations McLarin's nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, Glamour, The Washington Post, Slate, The Root and other publications. She is a former staff writer for The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Associated Press. McLarin appears regularly on the Emmy-Award winning show Basic Black, Boston's long-running television program devoted to African-American themes. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston, and a member of the board of PEN New England.