Going to Meet the Man

Going to Meet the Man

by James Baldwin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679761792
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/25/1995
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 125,227
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the growing civil rights movement. Baldwin spent much of his life in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in France in 1987, a year after being made a Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

Date of Birth:

August 2, 1924

Date of Death:

December 1, 1987

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

St. Paul de Vence, France

Education:

DeWitt Clinton High School, New York City

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

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Going to Meet the Man 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
spoko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Spectacular, from start to finish. The title story and "Sonny's Blues," especially.
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.