I hung back, held fire, danced and lied

1997 | 00:05:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Literature

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“I hung back, held fire, danced and lied. I was not going to come crawling out of my ruined house, all bloody, no, baby, sing no sad songs for me.”

—James Baldwin, “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy,” Esquire (May 1961)

This title is also available on Third Known Nest by Tom Kalin.