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Riassunto: '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.
Dal risvolto interno:
"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.
Titolo: Going To Meet the Man
Casa editrice: The Dial Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1965
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The Dial Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2720219022
Descrizione libro The Dial Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2721353993
Descrizione libro Dial Press, New York, 1965. hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP72661815
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-259-58-4602704
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020718101685
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010718101685
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-259-58-4602704
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110718101685
Descrizione libro THE DIAL PRESS., NY, 1965. Condizione libro: Fine. First Edition. About fine in the 'second' issue binding of yellow quarter cloth with ochre-colored boards & yellow top stain, in a close to near fine dj. (A few short edge tears & traces of mild rubbing at edges of dj.). Codice libro della libreria 310761
Descrizione libro The Dial Press, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0718101685