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"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob.

By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers.

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Table of Contents

The Rockpile
The Outing
The Man Child
Previous Condition
Sonny's Blues
This Morning, This Evening, So Soon
Come Out the Wilderness
Going to Meet the Man

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679761792
Author:
Baldwin, James
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Baldwin, James A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States Race relations Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;short stories;literature;racism;20th century;african american;american;american literature;race;harlem;college;stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.97x5.24x.64 in. .45 lbs.

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