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“Baldwin’s Paris” is a geospatial literary tool made up of over one hundred placemarks. The placemarks used in “Baldwin’s Paris” are references James Baldwin has made to buildings/monuments, restaurants/cafes, arrondissements/areas/street names, and residences in Paris that appear in his novels, collections of essays and short stories published during his lifetime. Each placemark includes a short paragraph citing where the reference can be found.


The icon at the left side of the screen icon will allow you to open and close the search column. When open, the column shows the ten books that were used to placemark “Baldwin’s Paris.” You may select/deselect as you choose.


As a contribution to African-American Literature and the digital humanities, “Baldwin’s Paris” is available for collaboration, expansion, revision, and re-creation creatively and critically.


Baldwin, James. Another Country. 1962.
London: Michael Joseph, 1979.
New York, Vintage, 2011.
Evidence of Things Not Seen. New York: Henry Holt, 1985.
Giovanni’s Room. 1956. New York: Delta, 2000.
Going to Meet the Man. 1965. New York: Vintage, 1995.
Just Above My Head. New York: The Dial Press, 1979.
Nobody Knows My Name. New York: Vintage, 1992.
No Name in the Street. 1972. New York: Vintage, 2007.
Notes of a Native Son. 1955. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
The Price of the Ticket. 1985. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1985.