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String date = "10/11/18(Thu)17:51:42";
String comment = "Politics aside, does he deserve to go down as one of the Great American Authors?";

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if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11917759 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:52:57")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11917768 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:54:45")

"Isn't he already?";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11917769 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)17:54:52")

Nigga looks like that one black guy who lives on my floor"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11918021 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:43:03")


if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11918052 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)18:54:49" && image=="JT5C8598as-1170x563.jpg")

">Politics aside
>Great American Authors

meme categories, but yes, he was a very influential essayist. people will say shit like "blacks are only claimed to be GOAT writers for political reasons" but never extend that to Joyce for being an Irish colonial subject during a time of unrest, to Hemingway or Steinbeck for being socialist symbols of lower-class America, even fucking Plato was extremely politically charged and addressing a schism in Hellenic society between traditional religious cults and philosophy, etc etc. at least be consistent and admit the only writers youre allowed to like are shit like Lord Byron and J.K. Rowling if social position and noting political struggles disqualifies a writer for you."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11918926 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)22:34:33")

"Without question. He's already been canonized.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11918987 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)22:52:22")

>Politics aside
his praise was and is exclusively due to affirmative action progressive politics, which means his legacy inextricably tied to politics.

It's impossible to divorce his writing from his sullen mystery meat worldview and its sympathizers. If he had tried to become successful on his own literary merits we could have that discussion, but like most negroes it was just too tempting to get warm pats on the bottom from the nice progs in academia, and he so decided to forego artistic integrity for artistic success"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11918993 && dateTime=="10/11/18(Thu)22:53:31")

is he also ugly as shit and bad at writing"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919537 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:19:03")

>If he had tried to become successful on his own literary merits
>but like most negroes it was just too tempting to get warm pats on the bottom from the nice progs in academia
>and he so decided to forego artistic integrity for artistic success
James Baldwin literally moved to France because he was tired of Americans as seeing him as "merely a black writer" you dumb fuck. jesus christ a ten year old who spent two minutes on wikipedia would school you. pull your head out of your ass, you obviously dont know shit about what youre talking about"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919573 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:31:34")

It's almost as if affirmative action erodes the credibility of "negroes' who are actually smart. Honestly, I would hate to be the beneficiary of affirmative action because at the back of everyone's mind would be the suspicion that you didn't earn your place."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919587 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:37:29")

Still seething about civil rights I see.
That nigger was more talented than you, or most anyone will ever be. Fuck out of here with these lame excuses for your disgusting racist sentiment."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919604 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:44:03")

>affirmative action was introduced in the 60's
>Baldwin published two of his most popular books in the 50's
you talk like Baldwin was even well-received, obviously because you dont know what youre talking about. the whites didnt like him because he was black, the blacks didnt like him because he was gay. the french didnt even read his novels, he was known as an essayist there.
but of course you would have to actually read in order to know things and not just regurgitate ideological untruths"

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919630 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)01:57:59")

"He's a good writer, but I think much of the praise he gets is for being a forerunner to intersectional progressivism. I'm wary about reading anyone who's especially fond of him.";

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11919728 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)02:35:51")

Giovanni’s Room is one of my personal favorite novellas. a chapter or two in it became apparent that it would be in my reread list. I don’t know about the entire nation but he’s one of the greats to me."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11920270 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)06:16:43")



Baldwin's a great writer with candid views on race and a good amount of American social constructs. And coincidentally enough, I think his quote "But I'm not a nigger, I'm a man. And if you think I'm a nigger it's because you need it. And you've got to find out why" applies to


It also reminds me of a quote from To The Lighthouse where Woolf describes Charles Tansley as "needing to believe" that women can't paint, write, etc. Otherwise it'd probably shatter his ego.

Anyway, Baldwin's a good writer, interesting thinker with candid and valuable points. If you disregard him, or any genuinely talented black writer because of political grievances, then clearly its an issue you need to sort out for yourself."

if(Anonymous && title=="" && postNumber==11920410 && dateTime=="10/12/18(Fri)07:41:03")

"For me, Sketches of Spain is his best album";