Literary Contexts in Short Stories: James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues"
- WORDS AND MUSIC: NARRATIVE AMBIGUITY IN 'SONNY'S BLUES' Byerman, Keith A. // Studies in Short Fiction;Fall82, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p367
Focuses on the relationship between two brothers depicted in the short story 'Sonny's Blues,' by James Baldwin. Conflict between the scrutiny of middle-life class and emotion risks of brotherhood with a musician and drug addict Sonny; Nature and relationship of art and language studied in the...
- THE BIBLICAL FOUNDATION OF JAMES BALDWIN'S "SONNY'S BLUES.". Tackach, James // Renascence;
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,...
- JAMES BALDWIN'S 'SONNY'S BLUES': COMPLICATED AND SIMPLE. Murray, Donald C. // Studies in Short Fiction;Fall77, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p353
Analyzes the characteristics of the short story 'Sonny's Blues,' by James Baldwin. Reference on the short story; Use of images of light and darkness to illustrate the theme of man's painful quest for an identity; Descriptions of literary style of Baldwin.
- Waiting for You: Beauford Delaney as James Baldwin's Inspiration for the Character Creole in "Sonny's Blues." Dempsey, Joan // Obsidian;Spring/Summer2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p60
An essay is presented on the character of Creole in the short story "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin which is dedicated to Beauford Delaney. The author states that Delaney is a homosexual, preacher, and creative artists. She says that the story features the life of a young pianist who had been...
- Who Set You Feelin'? Harlem, Communal Affect, and the Great Migration Narrative in James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues." Claborn, John // English Language Notes;Spring/Summer2010, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p89
In this article the author discusses aspects of "Sonny's Blues," a short story by author James Baldwin. The central focus of the article is the author's contention that Baldwin's notion of communal life in Harlem, New York, following the mass migration of African Americans from the southern...
- Epistemic Addiction: Reading "Sonny's Blues" with Levinas, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. Golden, Timothy Joseph // Journal of Speculative Philosophy;2012, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p554
The article analyzes the short story "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin in light of the Christian notion of the fall of humanity. The notion of epistemic addiction, which involves the assimilation of others into one's own desired perception, is addressed in light of the thought of the philosophers...
- Blues for Mister Baldwin. Featherstone, Joseph // New Republic;11/27/65, Vol. 153 Issue 22, p34
Reviews the book "Going to Meet the Man," by James Baldwin.
- Going to Meet the Man. // Publishers Weekly;5/2/2011, Vol. 258 Issue 18, p51
The article reviews the book "Going to Meet the Man," by James Baldwin and read by Dion Graham.
- Going To Meet the Man. Farrell, Beth // Library Journal;10/1/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 16, p39
A review is presented of the audiobook "Going to Meet the Man," by James Baldwin, narrated by Dion Graham.