- Amiri Baraka (Critical Survey of Poetry: American Poets)
- Amiri Baraka (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Amiri Baraka (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Amiri Baraka (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Amiri Baraka (Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Amiri Baraka
- First Published: 1964
- Type of Work: Play
- Type of Plot: Allegory
- Time of Work: Summer, around 1960
- Setting: A subway in New York, New York
- Characters: Lula, Clay
- Genres: Social realism, Drama, Mythological literature
- Subjects: African Americans, 1960's, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Racism, Sex or sexuality, Murder or homicide, New York City, Prejudices or antipathies, Violence, Liberalism, Subways
- Locales: United States, North America, New York, New York
Glancing out the window of a subway train, a conservatively dressed black man of about twenty catches the eye of an attractive, thirtyish white woman who is standing on the platform. They exchange smiles. It is the sort of meaningless casual encounter, leading nowhere, that can leave a pleasant afterglow.
As the train moves on, the woman from the platform enters the car. She is wearing bright, skimpy summer clothes and sandals, and she carries a net bag full of paperback books, fruit, and other articles. A beautiful woman with long red hair, she is very daintily...
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