Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

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Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

Finally in paperback, here is James Baldwin's only collection of poems. Baldwin's language is deceptively simple--this poetry is easily understood. But the emotions behind the words go to the core not only of the poet's soul, but of America's. Readers will see Baldwin here in both a familiar and an altogether different light.From Library JournalTo 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." Frank Allen, Assoc. Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Specification of Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems

AuthorBaldwin, James
PublisherSt Martins Pr
Publication Year1986

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