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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I've never felt the need to review a book on Goodreads before, but this book needs praise, and, more importantly, it needs attention. After having read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, I ... Read full review

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This book hit me right where I felt it, causing me to feel sick to my stomach and simultaneously astounded at Baldwin's writing style. He writes honestly, openly. His characters are not -reliable- per ... Read full review

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