"I have only one complaint to register against 'Nobody Knows My Name'. Partly because his work relies so heavily on a continuous scrutiny of his own responses, Baldwin succumbs at times to what Thorstein Veblen might have called the pose of conspicuous sincerity. In the essays on Wright and especiallly in a piece on Norman Mailer, the effort to expose the whole of his feelings slips occasionally into a mere attitude...These are small blemishes on a splendid book. James Baldwin is a skillful writer, a man of fine intelligence and a true companion in the desire to make life human."Baldwin, James is the author of 'Nobody Knows My Name', published 1992 under ISBN 9780679744733 and ISBN 0679744738.