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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
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