TITLE

Literary Contexts in Short Stories: James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues"

AUTHOR(S)
Champion, Laurie
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Literary Contexts in Short Stories: James Baldwin's 'Sonny's Blu;2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
This essay provides a literary context with a plot summary and analysis of James Baldwin's short story "Sonny's Blues" in which the relationship between the unnamed narrator and Sonny is explored. Social and historical as well as religious aspects of the story are examined. A brief biography of Baldwin follows a discussion of scientific and technological references in the story.
ACCESSION #
23184799

Tags: BALDWIN, James, 1924-1987;  SONNY'S Blues (Short story);  SHORT stories;  BROTHERS in literature;  CYCLE of poverty;  AFRICAN Americans in literature;  BLUES musicians

 

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