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Jimmy's Blues

(1983)
Selected Poems
A collection of poems by

 
To his achievements as novelist, essayist, and playwright, Baldwin adds this collection of 19 lyrics that merge intense feeling against racism and oppression with a streetwise yet visionary poetic voice. In the powerful and earthy cadences of the blues traditionthe black's tragic voicehe confronts the destructive uses of power and asks us to reassess what constitutes a just society. In place of bitterness he offers compassion, and he looks beyond the rhetoric of protest, of personal and national failure, to the palace of wisdom. His upbeat conclusion is Our children are/ the morning star.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1986 : USA Hardback
Title: Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-312-44247-5 / 978-0-312-44247-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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March 1983 : UK Hardback
Title: Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-7181-2237-2 / 978-0-7181-2237-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: M.Joseph
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems
Author(s): James Baldwin
ISBN: 0-8070-8486-7 / 978-0-8070-8486-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Beacon Press
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December 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems
Author(s): James A Baldwin
ISBN: 0-312-05104-2 / 978-0-312-05104-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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