Going to Meet the Man

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Dial Press, 1965 - African Americans - 249 pages
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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 jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument.

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Because of the colloquial language... it's definitely a hard read if you have a modern soul with modern values. However, with any story you read you have to immerse yourself in the characters ... Read full review

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