Turning to Baldwin During Tragedy
Art has to be a confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort, it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover, too, the terms with which they are connected to other people.
Sal Robinson at Melville House talks about how James Baldwin has remained relevant, particularly during the ongoing protests surrounding Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and shares an excerpt from the just-published James Baldwin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations.