Notes of a Native Son - Study Guide Equal in Paris Summary & Analysis

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In December of 1949, when Baldwin has been in Paris a little over a year, he is arrested as a recipient of stolen goods, and he experiences the atrocities of the French legal system. There is despair, being at the mercy of those who do not understand Baldwin's language or his character.

Baldwin's life in Paris is one of bleak existence, a far cry from the great experience that he and the other Americans living there had hoped to find. Coming to the city with very little money and not being in a position to earn much as a writer, Baldwin spends his days at cafes and his nights in the dingy hotel where he has taken up residency. The few acquaintances he has are not deep friendships, so when he meets a man from New York, he befriends this other native son for...

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