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James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile

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Between 1961 and 1971 James Baldwin spent extended periods of time in Turkey, where he worked on some of his most important books. In this first in-depth exploration of Baldwin’s “Turkish decade,” Magdalena J. Zaborowska reveals the significant role that Turkish locales, cultures, and friends played in Baldwin’s life and thought. Turkey was a nurturing space for the author ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 30th 2009 by Duke University Press Books (first published November 2008)
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David Self
May 20, 2012 David Self rated it it was amazing
Magdalena Zaborowska takes you on a very personal tour of Baldwin's life during this time: friends, places, events and influences. It details how this time allowed him to re-contextualize his views of the USA and return home. He was not just escaping the world of prejudice and repression, he was inventing himself anew. Some great photos.
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May 22, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
learned a lot about James Baldwin that I did not know before. The interviews and pictures added a lot to the book. I read it for class and will make it one of my "must keep" books.
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Dec 15, 2009 Andrew Ward rated it it was ok
Somebody's post-grad thesis.
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