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Going to Meet the Man

(1965)
A collection of stories by

 
"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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Hardback Editions

March 1985 : USA Hardback

Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James A Baldwin
ISBN: 0-385-27466-1 / 978-0-385-27466-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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October 1965 : UK Hardback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-7181-0168-5 / 978-0-7181-0168-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man: Stories
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-679-76179-9 / 978-0-679-76179-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going To Meet The Man: The Rockpile; The Outing; The Man Child; Previous Condition; Sonny's Blues; This Morning, This Evening, So Soon;Come Out The ... Century Classics) (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-14-018449-X / 978-0-14-018449-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-440-32931-0 / 978-0-440-32931-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Laurel
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March 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man (Black Swan)
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-99055-8 / 978-0-552-99055-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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January 1976 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-10292-X / 978-0-552-10292-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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June 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-552-08458-1 / 978-0-552-08458-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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Audio Editions

March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 1-60998-269-X / 978-1-60998-269-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Going to Meet the Man
Author(s): James Baldwin PhD
ISBN: 0-7927-7643-7 / 978-0-7927-7643-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Going to Meet the Man: Stories: Virtage International Edition (Vintage International)
Author(s): James Baldwin
Publisher: Vintage
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