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Going to meet the man

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Published by Dell Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.,
  • United States -- Race relations -- Fiction.

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Edition Notes

StatementJames Baldwin
SeriesDell book -- 2931
LC ClassificationsPS3552.A45 G6
The Physical Object
Pagination220 p. ;
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24208390M

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  Each of the stories contained in this book deal frankly and honestly with the fear and agony associated with love, hate, prejudice and the suffering humans endure at the hands of their fellow man. All the stories are intense, haunting and in the case of Cited by: GOING TO MEET THE MAN to hypothesize that occasionally Baldwin's intensity of concern paralyzes his art if elsewhere in his book or in his novels and plays one had been sufficiently convinced of his power to assimilate observation and experience and to illuminate them, instead of merely relating them to us in compassionate rate, touched up. "Going to Meet the Man" is a short story by American author James was published in in the short story collection of the same name.. Plot summary. Jesse is a white deputy sheriff in a small Southern town. As the story opens, he is lying in bed with his wife, Grace.   With the exception of The Man Child, a macabre, faintly Lawrentian study of repressed love between two white men in the rural South, all of Baldwin's tales here deal in one form or another with the Negro problem. Technically, a good portion of the work is crude and unconvincing. Come Out the Wilderness and Previous Condition, for example, rest on slight themes: the first concerning a Negro.

Get this from a library! Going to meet the man. [James Baldwin] -- In Baldwin's first published collection of short stories, written between and , a young girl attempts to accept the impending departure of her lover; an African American entertainer who has. Several excellent stories, particularly “Sonny’s Blues” and “Going to Meet the Man.” These are real stories reflective of moral ambiguity and human complexity. Brilliant. No pat reassurances. Baldwin seeks truth, not platitudes. 3 people found this helpful.   The rockpileThe outingThe man childPrevious conditionSonny's bluesThis morning, this evening, so soonCome out the wilderness.- Pages:   Going to Meet the Man Editorial Reviews As might be expected for this collection of short stories, Dion Graham's reading requires him to master an array of voices: hellfire-preaching ministers, deliciously profane Harlem locals, to kittenish women.5/5(7).