TRUE FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING COPY. PUBLISHED BY THE DIAL PRESS IN 1965. THIS COPY COME WITH THE ORIGINAL $4.95 DUST JACKET AND THE TITLE PAGE DATE MATCH THE COPYRIGHT DATE?.*~*A nice clean book, used, but still in very good condition, has its original dust jacket accompanying the book. This book has no markings within such as underlines, notes or highlighting, book binding is tight, and pages are clean. This is a hardcover edition copy. If you have questions, please contact us here. We offer an unconditional 100% Money-back Guarantee! if you do not want the item for any reason. All return are accepted *~*. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 'Few, it seems to me, have driven their words with such passion' Guardian How our earliest experiences can shape our destiny is the theme that runs like a thread of revelation through these extraordinary stories. They explore the roots of love, of murder and of racial conflict, from the child in 'The Rockpile' who can never be forgiven by his God-fearing father for his illegitimacy to the loneliness of a young black girl in love with a white man who, she knows, will leave her in 'Come Out of the Wilderness' and the horrifying story of the initiation of a racist as a man remembers his parents taking him to see the mutilation and murder of a black man in 'Going to Meet the Man'. In them Baldwin unlocks the concepts of history and prejudice and probes beneath the skin to the soul.
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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.
Title: Going To Meet the Man James Baldwin
Binding: Hardcover Jan 01, 1965
Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good
Book Description The Dial Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2678724634
Book Description The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-259-58-4602704
Book Description The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-259-58-4602704
Book Description The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P020718101685
Book Description The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-259-58-4602704
Book Description The Dial Press, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110718101685
Book Description THE DIAL PRESS., NY, 1965. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. 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
Book Description The Dial Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory # 0718101685D
Book Description THE DIAL PRESS., NY, 1965. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. First American Edition. REVIEW COPY. (Slip & typed letter from publicity director laid-in) Close to fine in dj. (Mild spot of rubbing on one cover. A few mild spots of foxing on rear dj. flap) An exceptionally pleasing copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2223