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Going To Meet The Man James Baldwin

Going To Meet The Man By James Baldwin

Going To Meet The Man by James Baldwin


Summary

Features stories that explore the roots of love, murder and racial conflict. This book unlocks the concepts of history and prejudice and probes beneath the skin to the soul.

Going To Meet The Man Summary

Going To Meet The Man: The Rockpile; The Outing; The Man Child; Previous Condition; Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

'Few, it seems to me, have driven their words with such passion' Guardian

How our earliest experiences can shape our destiny is the theme that runs like a thread of revelation through these extraordinary stories. They explore the roots of love, of murder and of racial conflict, from the child in 'The Rockpile' who can never be forgiven by his God-fearing father for his illegitimacy to the loneliness of a young black girl in love with a white man who, she knows, will leave her in 'Come Out of the Wilderness' and the horrifying story of the initiation of a racist as a man remembers his parents taking him to see the mutilation and murder of a black man in 'Going to Meet the Man'. In them Baldwin unlocks the concepts of history and prejudice and probes beneath the skin to the soul.

About James Baldwin

Born in Harlem in 1924, James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, play wright, poet, social critic, and the author of more than twenty books. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay col lection The Fire Next Time was a bestseller that made him an influential figure in the civil rights movement. Baldwin spent many years in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in 1987.

Additional information

GOR001453614
9780140184495
014018449X
Going To Meet The Man: The Rockpile; The Outing; The Man Child; Previous Condition; Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1991-07-25
256
N/A
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