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GOING TO MEET THE MAN.

Baldwin, James.

ISBN 10: 0718101685 / ISBN 13: 9780718101688
Published by THE DIAL PRESS., NY, 1965
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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About fine in the 'second' issue binding of yellow quarter cloth with ochre-colored boards & yellow top stain, in a close to near fine dj. (A few short edge tears & traces of mild rubbing at edges of dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 310761

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Title: GOING TO MEET THE MAN.

Publisher: THE DIAL PRESS., NY

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Hardcover book with dust jacket. Dial Press, 1965. Assumed first edition. Yellow boards with black writing/decorations. 249 pages with an additional biographical page. Includes three of this important Black prose writer's never-before-published stories. The dust jacket has a black background with yellow and white lettering.

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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. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob.
By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers.

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