“Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin is a famous short story. It was first published in the year 1957. The story was republished in a collection called “Going to Meet the Man” in the year 1965.
It is one of the earliest works of James Baldwin. The story has remained highly popular with academic circles and educational institutions. It is a favorite of college anthologists. It is said to be one of the most widely read short stories.
With the success of the author’s collection of short stories, including the present story, Baldwin evolved as a writer. “Sonny’s Blues” is considered as an important and moving addition to Baldwin’s literary creations.
Quick Guide: Sonny's Blues
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis
Chapter Six: About the African American Civil Rights Movement