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Baldwin, James: Blues for Mister Charlie

A Play

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race.

For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And centuries of brutality and fear, patronage and contempt, are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.

In his award-winning play, Baldwin turns a murder and its aftermath into an inquest in which even the most well-intentioned whites are implicated--and in which even a killer receives his share of compassion.

ISBN: 9780679761785
Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Fr. 16.90
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Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 1995
Seitenangabe 144 S.
Meldetext Versandbereit innert 24 Stunden
Untertitel A Play
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.3 cm x B13.4 cm x D1.2 cm 140 g
Coverlag Vintage (Imprint/Brand)
Reihe Vintage International
Autor*in Baldwin, James
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