First printing of this collection of eight short stories by the acclaimed mid-century writer.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
"A great block of ice got settled in my belly and kept melting there slowly all day long."
James Baldwin's talent for "ruthlessly spare" (jacket), realistic characters and setting is on full display in the short stories of GOING TO MEET THE MAN. Included in this collection are "The Rockpile" (featuring characters from Baldwin's GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN), "The Man Child," "Sonny's Blues," "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon," "The Outing," "Previous Condition," "Come Out the Wilderness," and the eponymous "Going to Meet the Man."
New York: The Dial Press, 1965. 8'' x 5.25''. Original cloth-backed yellow boards. Original unclipped ($4.95) dust jacket. Yellow topstain. Black endpapers. 250 pages. Jacket with a touch of sunning to spine, tiny area of rubbing to front corner; small spot of soil to rear flap. Binding with scattered foxing to spine, a hint of soiling to lower edge. Interior bright and clean.
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