The Dutchman by Amiri Baraka

"The Dutchman" is a provocative play set on a New York City subway train, where a young African-American man, Clay, encounters Lula, a flirtatious and mysterious white woman. The play unfolds as a tense, psychological confrontation that escalates into a symbolic and violent exploration of racial dynamics and identity in 1960s America. Through their interaction, the narrative delves into themes of race, sexuality, and power, ultimately leading to a shocking and tragic climax that forces the audience to confront the social and political undercurrents of the era.

The 8469th greatest book of all time


Published
1964
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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