Jimmy, there is too much to think about you, and too much to feel. The difficulty is your life refuses summation - it always did - and invites contemplation instead. Like many of us left here I thought I knew you. Now I discover that in your company it is myself I know.
Toni Morrison wrote an obituary for James Baldwin in The New York Times, published December 20, 1987 and online for you to read.
Justin Campbellreflects on Baldwin, race, and fatherhood.
“If a thing you read gives you that sensation, it’s your
responsibility to share the piece with someone.” On answering the call
to translate a slightly fancy, Finnish cowboy’s poetry into English. | Catapult
For all the new women, and the new men: Revisiting The Feminine Mystique’s vision of equality on the anniversary of Betty Friedan’s birth (and death). | The Huffington Post
Also on Literary Hub: Michelle Hoover remembers the storyteller of Damascus and Syria before the war · CAConrad on how poetry saved his life, an essay in verse · A family emergency: from Amy Parker’s story collection, Beasts and Children · Out of control: from Maylis Kerangal’s The Heart, translated by Sam Taylor.