The dust jacket of The Wilshire Sun describes the book as an anti-bildungsroman. Since a bildungsroman is usually defined as the story of a person’s development into adulthood, Baldwin’s novella is ostensibly a story of a person’s failure to mature. A tribute to stasis, a paean to the flat-lining potential of the human spirit, The Wilshire Sun is similar in…
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