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→ Free ⇫ If Beale Street Could Talk online ↔ Ebook Author James Baldwin ✜ → Free ⇫ If Beale Street Could Talk online ↔ Ebook Author James Baldwin ✜ Troubled About My SoulI look at myself in the mirror I know that I was christened Clementine, and so it would make sense if people called me Clem, or even, come to think of it, Clementine, since that s my name but they don t People call me Tish I guess that makes sense, too I m tired, and I m beginning to think that maybe everything that happens makes sense Like, if it didn t make sense, how could it happen But that s really a terrible thought It can only come out of trouble trouble that doesn t make sense.Today, I went to see Fonny That s not his name, either, he was christened Alonzo and it might make sense if people called him Lonnie But, no, we ve always called him Fonny Alonzo Hunt, that s his name I ve known him all my life, and I hope I ll always know him But I only call him Alonzo when I have to break down some real heavy shit to him.Today, I said, Alonzo And he looked at me, that quickening look he has when I call him by his name.He s in jail So where we were, I was sitting on a bench in front of a board, and he was sitting on a bench in front of a board And we were facing each other through a wall of glass between us You can t hear anything through this glass, and so you both have a little telephone You have to talk through that I don t know why people always look down when they talk through a telephone, but they always do You have to remember to look up at the person you re talking to.I always remember now, because he s in jail and I love his eyes and every time I see him I m afraid I ll never see him again So I pick up the phone as soon as I get there and I just hold it and I keep looking up at him.So, when I said, Alonzo he looked down and then he looked up and he smiled and he held the phone and he waited.I hope that nobody has ever had to look at anybody they love through glass.And I didn t say it the way I meant to say it I meant to say it in a very offhand way, so he wouldn t be too upset, so he d understand that I was saying it without any kind of accusation in my heart.You see I know him He s very proud, and he worries a lot, and, when I think about it, I know he doesn t that that s the biggest reason he s in jail He worries too much already, I don t want him to worry about me In fact, I didn t want to say what I had to say But I knew I had to say it He had to know.And I thought, too, that when he got over being worried, when he was lying by himself at night, when he was all by himself, in the very deepest part of himself, maybe, when he thought about it, he d be glad And that might help him.I said, Alonzo, we re going to have a baby.I looked at him I know I smiled His face looked as though it were plunging into water I couldn t touch him I wanted so to touch him I smiled again and my hands got wet on the phone and then for a moment I couldn t see him at all and I shook my head and my face was wet and I said, I m glad I m glad Don t you worry I m glad.But he was far away from me now, all by himself I waited for him to come back I could see it flash across his face mybaby I knew that he would think that I don t mean that he doubted me but a man thinks that And for those few seconds while he was out there by himself, away from me, the baby was the only real thing in the world, real than the prison, real than me.I should have said already we re not married That means to him than it does to me, but I understand how he feels We were going to get married, but then he went to jail.Fonny is twenty two I am nineteen.He asked the ridiculous question Are you sure No I ain t sure I m just trying to mess with your mind.Then he grinned He grinned because, then, he knew.What we going to do he asked me just like a little boy.Well, we ain t going to drown it So, I guess we ll have to raise it.Fonny threw back his head, and laughed, he laughed till tears come down his face So, then, I felt that the first part, that I d been so frightened of, would be all right.Did you tell Frank he asked me.Frank is his father.I said, Not yet.You tell your folks Not yet But don t worry about them I just wanted to tell you first.Well, he said, I guess that makes sense A baby.He looked at me, then he looked down What you going to do, for real I m going to do just like I been doing I ll work up to just about the last month And then, Mama and Sis will take care for me, you ain t got to worry And anyway we have you out of here before then.You sure about that With his little smile.Of course I m sure about that I m always sure about that.I knew what he was thinking, but I can t let myself think about it not now, watching him I must be sure.The man came up behind Fonny, and it was time to go Fonny smiled and raised his fist, like always, and I raised mine and he stood up I m always kind of surprised when I see him in here, at how tall he is Of course, he s lost weight and that may make him seem taller.He turned around and went through the door and the door closed behind him.I felt dizzy I hadn t eaten much all day, and now it was getting late.I walked out, to cross these big, wide corridors I ve come to hate, corridors wider than all the Sahara desert The Sahara is never empty these corridors are never empty If you cross the Sahara, and you fall, by and by vultures circle around you, smelling, sensing, your death They circle lower and lower they wait They know They know exactly when the flesh is ready, when the spirit cannot fight back The poor are always crossing the Sahara And the lawyers and bondsmen and all that crowd circle around the poor, exactly like vultures Of course, they re not any richer than the poor, really, that s why they ve turned into vultures, scavengers, indecent garbage men, and I m talking about the black cats, too, who, in so many ways, are worse I think that, personally, I would be ashamed But I ve had to think about it and now I think that maybe not I don t know what I wouldn t do to get Fonny out of jail I ve never come across any shame down here, except shame like mine, except the shame of the hardworking black ladies, who call me Daughter, and the shame of proud Puerto Ricans, who don t understand what s happened no one who speaks to them speaks Spanish, for example and who are ashamed that they have loved ones in jail But they are wrong to be ashamed The people responsible for these jails should be ashamed.And I m not ashamed of Fonny If anything, I m proud He s a man You can tell by the way he s taken all this shit that he s a man Sometimes, I admit, I m scared because nobody can take the shit they throw on us forever But, then, you just have to somehow fix your mind to get from one day to the next If you think too far ahead, if you even try to think too far ahead, you ll never make it.Sometimes I take the subway home, sometimes I take the bus Today, I took the bus because it takes a little longer and I had a lot on my mind.One of the best books Baldwin has ever writtenperhaps the best of all The Philadelphia InquirerA moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless Joyce Carol OatesIf Van Gogh was our nineteenth century artist saint, James Baldwin is our twentiethth century one Michael OndaatjeStriking and particularly haunting A beauty, especially in its rendering of youthful passion CosmopolitanA major work of black American fictionHis best novel yet, even Baldwin s most devoted readers are due to be stunned by it The New RepublicEmotional dynamitea powerful assault upon the cynicism that seems today to drain our determination to confront deep social problems Library JournalA moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless The New York Times Book Review Beale Street Download the Beale St App Get live music updates, interact with historic tour and brass notes, view restaurant, 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ook zijn medewerking aan BealeStreet Wij bedanken hem de vorm muziek Zijn recensies te horen op RadioMol donderdagavond film drama written directed Barry Jenkins, based Baldwin same nameIt stars KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry Regina King, follows African Dynasty Sex, Song, Struggle for First, history bluff, was great read I gained knowledge various popular figures, many that Enter your mobile or email address below ll send you link download free Kindle Then can start reading books smartphone, tablet, computer no device requiredJames Arthur Jimmy August novelist social criticHis essays, collected Notes Native Son explore intricacies racial, sexual, class distinctions Western societies, notably mid century Some Writer Biography Early Life playwright born Harlem, New York One greatest writers, broke new literary ground exploration About Author Masters PBS Although he spent deal his life abroad, always remained quintessentially Whether working Paris Istanbul, never ceased reflect author Britannica Baldwin, essayist, novelist, whose eloquence passion subject race made him important voice, particularly late s, United States and, later, through much james baldwin Books playwright, poet, critic, foremost writers His such palpable unspoken More twentieth IMDb Manhattan, City, York, USA He known work Am Not Your Negro Playhouse Could Talk died Saint Paul Vence, Alpes Maritimes, France Best books votes Fire Next Time Another Country Giovanni Room Go Tell It Mo Poetry Foundation A essayist considerable renown, bore articulate witness unhappy consequences racial strife writing career began last years legislated segregation fame observer grew tandem civil rights movement mirrored blacks aspirations, disappointments, coping strategies hostile society Books Guardian With follow up picture winner Moonlight, director brings screen heartbreaking, visually audacious results 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    • If Beale Street Could Talk
    • 1.2
    • 20
    • Format Kindle
    • 208 pages
    • 0307275930
    • James Baldwin
    • Anglais
    • 15 November 2017

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