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Devil Finds Work

(1976)
A non fiction book by

 
 
James Baldwin At The Movies... Provocative, timeless, brilliant.

Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man... These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin... and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies.

Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering us a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here, too, is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change.

From The Birth of a Nation to The Exorcist--one of America's most important writers turns his critical eye to American film.

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June 1998 : USA Hardback
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September 1976 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devil Finds Work
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-7181-1553-8 / 978-0-7181-1553-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Finds Work (Vintage International)
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-307-27595-7 / 978-0-307-27595-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Finds Work: Essays
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-385-33460-5 / 978-0-385-33460-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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February 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Devil Finds Work
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-440-20661-8 / 978-0-440-20661-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel
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February 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Devil Finds Work
Author(s): James A Baldwin
ISBN: 0-385-27260-X / 978-0-385-27260-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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February 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devil Finds Work
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-10663-1 / 978-0-552-10663-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Devil Finds Work (Vintage International)
Author(s): James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
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