James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).
Antonio Canova is a famous short story by James Arthur Baldwin. The story is about a little boy whose name is Antonio Canova. His father died, that's why he lives with his grandfather who is very poor. The boy is crazy about making a little statue of soft clay. Once Antonio Canova and his grandfather go to the Count's great house, where the boy helps his grandpa to wash the dishes. Suddenly there is a crash in the dining room, and a man rushes into the kitchen with some pieces of marble in his hands. Antonio understands that he can try to make a statue! Is the boy able to help the man? Read this interesting story in order to know the end!