In the first passage James Baldwin reads with passion about the suicide of a young black man in despair. The second passage takes place at his funeral service, where Baldwin speaks with both anger and eloquence, in the voice of the minister attempting to comfort his friends and family.
©1956 James Baldwin (P)1963 Calliope Author Readings
“Nobody reads James Baldwin like James Baldwin”, (Boston Globe)
“With measured understatement he reads of Rufus’ suicide, and then, with impassioned eloquence, delivers the funeral sermon of Rev. Foster” (HI/FI Stereo Review)
"Listeners will hear James Baldwin’s anger and underlying bitterness in his tone” (Audiofile Magazine)
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