By James Baldwin
Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, between different locales, one other state is a singular of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is wonderful for its emotional depth and haunting sensuality, depicting women and men, blacks and whites, stripped in their mask of gender and race by way of love and hatred on the so much elemental and elegant. In a small set of pals, Baldwin imbues the easiest and worst intentions of liberal the US within the early Nineteen Seventies.
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She threw herself upon Jimmie. The urchin tried to dart behind the others and in the scuffle the babe, Tommie, was knocked down. He protested with his usual vehemence, because they had bruised his tender shins against a table leg. The mother舗s massive shoulders heaved with anger. Grasping the urchin by the neck and shoulder she shook him until he rattled. She dragged him to an unholy sink, and, soaking a rag in water, began to scrub his lacerated face with it. Jimmie screamed in pain and tried to twist his shoulders out of the clasp of the huge arms.
Ultimately he and Clark were vindicated and Becker reprimanded from the bench. The whole incident suggests Crane舗s career in a nutshell: His fascination with low life, his general sense of honor, and his tireless defense of the downtrodden. Š Robert Tine is the author of six novels, including State of Grace and Black Market. He has written for a variety of periodicals and magazines舒from the New York Times to Newsweek. He was educated at various schools in six countries (in addition to the United States: Bahamas, Wales, South Africa, Swaziland, and Argentina) and at Columbia University in New York.
It舗s not difficult to imagine Mrs. Kelcey shaking her head and remembering in her prayers the unhappy Johnson family, just as it舗s easy to imagine George witness-ing the brawling and drunkenness going on just a few feet from his front door. We certainly know that he is aware of Maggie, 舠sweet舡 on her舒yet she is barely aware of his existence, a burden George finds difficult, and which is part of his final undoing. The two novels are similar in other ways. Both books recount devastating falls from grace that, while heartbreaking, mean nothing to the world outside the fetid slums of New York舗s Lower East Side.
Another Country by James Baldwin