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On Baldwin -the social and aesthetic are intertwined. The form and content of issue -Form/Content of Blues articulate the social -Quote from Ralph Ellison on the Blues explains what Baldwin is trying to do in the story On Roth -Demanding a turn to Christianity? Humor too prevalent to read it literally -Cultural assimilation? It’s on the table -self-questioning threat forces a rethinking of Jewishness -Space for new mid-century though anxious and sometimes self-hating sensibility that tries too hold onto -Jewishness in a post-holocaust U.S. -Ozzie as secular messiah What do B and R offered -for B, the dehumanizing effects of color line -for R, the importance of self-questioning as a method of identity formation -for both the attempted to the aesthetic-blue and humor he Conversion of the Jews A interesting story A boy went to the top of a building and converse a group of people. From Baldwin to Roth Roth’s concerns in the story are presented on the first page To talk or not to talk? To question or not to question? Ozzie vs Itzie Theology as subject of subversion
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