Tuesday, September 11, 2012

james baldwin

In contemporary literature, we dove into James Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues"; I couldn't find the perfect snippet of video to share with students, so this one had to suffice. His expressed thoughts on his father are interesting: "He was. . .  rigid. . . this is, in effect, what killed him. There was something in him that could not bend. He could only be broken."

Perhaps the malleable have the best chance of outlasting the rest of us?

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