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

Champion, Laurie
September 2006
Literary Contexts in Short Stories: James Baldwin's 'Sonny's Blu;2006, p1
Literary Criticism
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.


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