Blues for Mister Charlie : a play / by James Baldwin.

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--Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white store...

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Main Author: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Vintage International, 1995.
Edition:First Vintage International edition.
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Summary: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--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. 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.--From publisher description.
Physical Description:xv, 121 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN:0679761780
9780679761785