On one side of town I was an Uncle Tom,” said James Baldwin in an interview with The Paris Review, “and on the other the Angry Young Man.” But the. James Arthur "Jimmy" Baldwin August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987 was an American writer and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a News about James Baldwin. Commentary and archival information about James Baldwin from The New York Times.
I had no idea why I was so absorbed in James Baldwin’s novel, Giovanni’s Room, but everyone else in the car knew. My father had been driving for so. James Baldwin in 1962. Credit Carl Mydans/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. Had we been actually sitting inside the cafe that day, in the winter of 1948.