The Essay Crown

October 1, 2013 | 1 book mentioned

Could James Baldwin be America’s greatest essayist? Ta-Nehisi Coates believes so — at The Atlantic, he argues that The Fire Next Time shows Baldwin committing “amazing acts of intellectual and emotional courage.” (Related: Buzz Poole paid tribute to Baldwin back in 2008.)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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