TITLE

THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF JAMES BALDWIN'S "SONNY'S BLUES."

AUTHOR(S)
Tackach, James
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Renascence;Winter2007, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author identifies the story of Cain and Abel from the Book of Genesis and the parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke's gospel as the biblical texts that form the foundation for James Baldwin's short story "Sonny's Blues." Like the Prodigal Son parable, "Sonny's Blues" features two brothers, an older brother who has remained on the straight and narrow path and a younger brother who has engaged in notorious living, and by neglecting his younger brother, the narrator has become a contemporary Cain.
ACCESSION #
24658226

 

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