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Going to Meet the Man
     

Going to Meet the Man

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by James Baldwin
 

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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

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Going to Meet the Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AK95 More than 1 year ago
I'll keep this short, Mr. Baldwin has crafted an American masterpeice that should be required reading for any English major. Six out of the eight stories are some of the finest samples of writing that you're ever going to come across. "Sonny's Blues" is poignant and authentic from the tragic start to the unforgettable ending. "Manchild" is simple and yet haunting. For anyone that considers themselves to be a fan of literature: read this book!
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christy_wooke More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Touching, yet brutal. These short stories explore the hurt and suffering we endure ourselves, and inflict onto fellow man. Intense.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I ACQUIRED THE BOOK IN 1988 THROUGH A SUCCESSION OF OWNERS WHO HAD NO IDEA WHAT A RARE JEWEL THEY HAD IN THEIR COLLECTION. INSIDE THE FRONT PAGE IS A DEDICATION. THE DEDICATION READS AS FOLLOWS : "TO DAD WITH LOVE AND GRATITUDE FOR A FOUNDATION OF FREE THINKING AND THE RIGHT TO DISAGREE EVEN WITH YOU." LOVE, MAEVA AND PETER DATED CHRISTMAS 1965. THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT CAN ACCURATELY CONVEY MY FEELINGS FOR THE COLLECTION OF STORIES! I WOULD URGE ANYONE THAT IS A TRUE BELIEVER AND LOVER OF TRUE LITERATURE TO READ THIS TITLE AS WELL AS THE REST OF BALDWIN'S WORK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a collection of 8 well-written and gripping short stories that deal with love, hate, fear, prejudice and the suffering of the human condition. Some of the highlights include the stories 'Sonny's Blues', 'Previous Condition' and the chilling title story, 'Going to Meet the Man'. James Baldwin writes these stories with honesty and intensity. Be sure to read James Baldwin's other works too. He's really a very insightful and prolific writer.