L'Homme qui meurt. by BALDWIN, James. Jean Autret, translator.

L'Homme qui meurt. by BALDWIN, James. Jean Autret, translator.

~ L'Homme qui meurt. [Paris]: Gallimard, [Vienne: imp d’Subin Ligugé 1970].

8vo (203 × 141 mm), pp. 246, [10]. Original wrappers. Small mark to upper cover, otherwise excellent. Presentation inscription. Perforated stamp.

First edition, with author’s inscription to the writer Madame Martine Monod. A French translation of the highly influential African American novelist and social critic Baldwin’s Tell Me How Long The Train’s Been Gone, (1968). Baldwin left the United States at the age of twenty four and resided in Paris to distance himself from American prejudice. This is his fourth novel which deals with themes of white privilege, homosexuality, bisexuality, racism (particularly institutional) and fundamentalist Christianity.

Keywords: french, literature
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