Thursday 4 June 2020

Go Tell it on the Mountain (1953)

Here is a wonderful long interview with James Baldwin in The Paris Review from 1984, about his formative experiences in New York and how he was able to write after fleeing the US for Paris in 1948.
Don’t describe it, show it. That’s what I try to teach all young writers—take it out! Don’t describe a purple sunset, make me see that it is purple.