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  • ISBN 0552990558
  • ISBN13 978-0552990554
  • Language English
  • Author James Baldwin
  • Publisher Black Swan; New Ed edition (1984)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats docx lit lrf doc
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1152 kb
  • Size Fb2 1973 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 621


Home James Baldwin Going to Meet the Man: Stories. In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race.

Home James Baldwin Going to Meet the Man: Stories. Going to meet the man s. .Going to Meet the Man: Stories, . 2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22. You all right? he asked. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a boy like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. Tarry Service was the prayer meeting held every Saturday night at church to strengthen believers and prepare the church for the coming of the Holy Ghost on Sunday. I don’t reckon, said Elizabeth. She stood up; she and Sister McCandless kissed each other on the cheek. He stood, enormous, in the center of the room, his black lunchbox dangling from his hand, staring at the sofa where Roy lay. John stood just before him, it seemed to her astonished vision just below him, beneath his fist, his heavy shoe.

Going to Meet the Man, published in 1965, is a short story collection by American writer James Baldwin. The book, dedicated "for Beauford Delaney", covers many topics related to anti-Black racism in American society, as well as African-American–Jewish relations, childhood, the creative process, criminal justice, drug addiction, family relationships, jazz, lynching, sexuality, and white supremacy

It actually kept me up at night thinking about it afterward. I know that James Baldwin's work is part of the Black cultural and art renaissance that seems to be happening right now, but there seems to only be a focus on his interviews, not so much on his writing. This story (and I feel that I can safely assume that other stories in this collection) reinforce the theoretical framework that Baldwin applies to his outlook of American concerning racism, violence, and intolerance.

I would see something and it was James Baldwin I thought of. Maybe it is because of the kinds of things that get me going to the wondering about other people places.

It actually kept me up at night thinking about it afterward. It's a story written with pitch-perfect confidence by Baldwin, about a middle-aged, racist, deputy sheriff of a Southern town in the . recalling the event in his childhood that might have made him the bigot he is. The story challenges you to see how an innocent 8-year-old boy, who's best friend is black, can somehow turn into something else. I would see something and it was James Baldwin I thought of.

Come Out the Wilderness. All the stories give us an insight of what it was to be black in America in that time. Some are set in the South, some in New York and one in Paris. Going to Meet the Man. The Rockpile and The Outing feature the same characters, young black men in Harlem at the end of the 1940s. They show the life of the black community in Harlem, the codes, the importance of religion. If you’ve ever attended a service in Harlem or read a book by Chester Himes, this will ring a bell. This Morning, This Evening, So Soon is the most powerful story of the collection as it encapsulates all the others and dissects the condition of Afro-Americans.

Going to Meet the Man (Black Swan). ISBN 9780552990554 (978-0-552-99055-4) Softcover, Black Swan, 1984. Find signed collectible books: 'Going to Meet the Man (Black Swan)'.

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Authors: James Baldwin. He went to the window, peering out between the slats in the Venetian blinds

Authors: James Baldwin. He went to the window, peering out between the slats in the Venetian blinds. ctions that so confounded her seemed to be revealed. His body was really excessively black with hair, which proved, she said, since Negroes were generally less hairy than whites, which race, in fact, had moved farthest from the ape. Other people did not see his beauty, which always mildly astonished her-it was like thinking that the sun was ordinary. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

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Silverbrew
This book does not have one plot per se, as it is a collection of short stories. However, there is a through-line in that all the narratives have to do with the same thing. Mr. Baldwin's stories all relate, directly or indirectly, to the lived experiences of Blacks living in New York City during the 1950's and 60's. Each builds and expands on the themes of the previous story as the reader goes along. To say that the stories are about racism is a gross oversimplification. In many ways they are allegories about American ideals gone awry in the face of a system that ultimately diminishes all its citizens by devaluing the humanity of the race of some of it citizens. The stories include: The Rockpile, The Outing, The Man Child, Previous Condition, Sonny's Blues, This Morning, This Evening, So Soon, Come Out the Wilderness, and Going to meet the Man.

The first stories, The Rockpile and the Outing, speak of faith and family, incorporated elements of African American identity playing out against the backdrop of mid-century Harlem. A young boy learns resentment at the feet of a step-father and the early seeds of manhood on the shoulder of a close friend. The White characters that inhabit Man Child speak of an underlying bitterness and resentment that fuel grotesque acts. This story strikes this reader as being an allegory about mainstream America in the midst of war, pilfering the lives of her sons, overseas and at home, over battles of entitlement. Previous Condition chronicles the life of the young creative intellectual struggling for identity in a society of well-meaning While liberalism and Black misapprehension. Sonny's Blues plays the mournful song of hopelessness and helplessness of a young Black man, accompanied by the sorrowful strains of his struggle with addiction in the Harlem mid-century jazz scene. This Morning, This evening, So soon, powerfully presents the slow, impotent rage of a Black father who must sacrifice the innocence of his son at the altar of racism. Come Out the Wilderness' protagonist struggles with self-worth and identity. Going to Meet the Man, subversively portrays a man trapped by the guilt of a southern tradition, taking his family out for a picnic.

Fifty years hence, in the location and settings of these stories, America has changed. The author James Baldwin, who died in 1987, did not live to see the ascent of Colin Powell, Robert L. Johnson, Condoleezza Rice or Barack Obama; evidence that almost certainly things have changed for the better, for many of us. But in many ways it remains distressingly and disturbingly the same. A system that villifies the Black poor for their poverty, and personifies young Black males as violent criminals, continues to perpetuate the kind of psychic pain and anger that permeated much of Baldwin's work. Going to Meet the Man should be required reading, if for no other reason than to remind us of what we must continually strive to change.
Perongafa
I was slightly disappointed with the first novel I read by the late great James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room. Although I found it difficult to empathize with the main character (who I found to be a little whiny and spoiled), I was really taken by how beautiful Baldwin's writing was. It was enough to keep me interested in reading more of his work and I'm glad I chose this book as the next one. This solid collection of 8 short stories is a great primer to his writing style and the themes that permeate most of his work, such as race, identity, sex, life in Harlem, and the influence of art, religion, and family.

Baldwin's writing is consistently sincere, although some stories kept my attention more than others. There are two stories that are the big standouts in this collection. The soulful "Sonny's Blues" is about a man struggling to understand and reconnect with his estranged, heroin-addicted, musician brother, and also happens to be a look at the liberating power of the blues. The following quote is one the best descriptions of what great music, especially "the blues" is supposed to do, and what it means to be a musician:

"He and his boys up there were keeping it new, at the risk of ruin, destruction, madness, and death, in order to find new ways to make us listen. For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness."

The title story, "Going to Meet the Man", floored me and haunted me, and might be one of my favorite short stories. It actually kept me up at night thinking about it afterward. It's a story written with pitch-perfect confidence by Baldwin, about a middle-aged, racist, deputy sheriff of a Southern town in the U.S. recalling the event in his childhood that might have made him the bigot he is. The story challenges you to see how an innocent 8-year-old boy, who's best friend is black, can somehow turn into something else. It also explores the uncomfortable relationship between prejudice and sexuality, and how one can profoundly affect the other. A great piece.
Marige
I purchased this collection in order to read the titular short story. I was not disappointed, and in fact, I was shocked. I know that James Baldwin's work is part of the Black cultural and art renaissance that seems to be happening right now, but there seems to only be a focus on his interviews, not so much on his writing. This story (and I feel that I can safely assume that other stories in this collection) reinforce the theoretical framework that Baldwin applies to his outlook of American concerning racism, violence, and intolerance. Read it for yourself because he has much more to say than what he has shared in television interviews.
Ckelond
Only studied 2 stories from this for my class and the author is brilliant but it's definitely not content that would appeal to just anyone, read with caution.
Mr_Jeйson
James Baldwin skillfully handles tense and point of view. His insights into human nature are forged in a racist crucible. All that is dross has been burned away, leaving pure literary gold. He was (and is) a national treasure.
Jum
major writer!
Hamrl
interesting stories
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