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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 04 October 2001
  • ISBN : 9780141186351
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 41 voters

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First published in 1957, this book attempts to tackle the conflict between homosexual and heterosexual love. It tells of David, a young man awakening to his true homosexual nature, through a relationship with a barman named Giovanni, as he awaits his fiancee's arrival from Spain.

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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2001-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780141186351
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First published in 1957, this book attempts to tackle the conflict between homosexual and heterosexual love. It tells of David, a young man awakening to his true homosexual nature, through a relationship with a barman named Giovanni, as he awaits his fiancee's arrival from Spain.

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • ISBN : OCLC:29252453
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This edition was specially created in 1993 for Quality Paperback Book Club by arrangement with Doubleday ...

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • ISBN : 1841593729
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'Until I die there will be those moments, moments seeming to rise up out of the ground like Macbethâe(tm)s witches, when his face will come before me, that face in all its changes, when the exact timbre of his voice and tricks of his speech will nearly burst my ears, when his smell will overpower my nostrils...' Giovanni's Room is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between

James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98)

James Baldwin: Collected Essays (LOA #98)
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Library of America James Baldwin Edition
  • Release Date : 1998-02
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041612683
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A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber
  • Author : Angela Carter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780143107613
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For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated book—featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, Kelly Link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she

Selected Short Stories

Selected Short Stories
  • Author : William Faulkner
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2011-04-20
  • ISBN : 9780307793560
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William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The Sound and the Fury. They explore many of the themes found in the novels and feature characters of small-town Mississippi life that are uniquely Faulkner’s. In “A Rose for Emily,” the first of his stories to appear in a national magazine, a

Just Above My Head

Just Above My Head
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780385334563
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Love and courage bind three extraordinary people--a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother--as they shape and are shaped by the events of the past three decades.

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780804149679
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In this honest and stunning novel that inspired the award-winning major motion picture of the same name, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. "A major work of Black American fiction." –The New Republic Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to

A Single Man

A Single Man
  • Author : Christopher Isherwood
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • ISBN : 9781466853348
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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's

Blindness

Blindness
  • Author : José Saramago
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780156007757
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A city is hit by an epidemic of "white blindness" whose victims are confined to a vacant mental hospital, while a single eyewitness to the nightmare guides seven oddly assorted strangers through the barren urban landscape

Galateo

Galateo
  • Author : Giovanni Della Casa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1811
  • ISBN : HARVARD:RSM95R
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Courtesy book, specifically intended for children. First appears in Italian in 1558.

Letter to Jimmy

Letter to Jimmy
  • Author : Alain Mabanckou
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781619024212
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Written on the twentieth anniversary of James Baldwin’s death, Letter to Jimmy is African writer Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an effort to place Baldwin’s life in context within the greater African diaspora. Beginning with a chance encounter with a beggar wandering along a Santa Monica beach—a man whose ragged clothes and unsteady gait remind the author of a character out of one of James Baldwin’s novels— Mabanckou uses his own experiences

The Price of the Ticket

The Price of the Ticket
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 9780807006573
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An essential compendium of James Baldwin’s most powerful nonfiction work, calling on us “to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country.” Personal and prophetic, these essays uncover what it means to live in a racist American society with insights that feel as fresh today as they did over the 4 decades in which he composed them. Longtime Baldwin fans and especially those just discovering his genius will appreciate this essential collection of his great nonfiction writing, available for the

The Leopard

The Leopard
  • Author : Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2010-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781407091006
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The Leopard is a modern classic which tells the spellbinding story of a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. 'There is a great feeling of opulence, decay, love and death about it' Rick Stein In the spring of 1860, Fabrizio, the charismatic Prince of Salina, still rules over thousands of acres and hundreds of people, including his own numerous family, in mingled splendour and squalor. Then comes Garibaldi's landing in Sicily and the Prince

Of Mistresses, Tigresses and Other Conquests

Of Mistresses, Tigresses and Other Conquests
  • Author : Giacomo Casanova
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 0141034831
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Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost. United by this theme of love, the nine titles in the Penguin Great Loves collection include tales of blissful and all- encompassing, doomed and tragic, erotic and absurd, seductive and adulterous, innocent and murderous love. A deeply moving addition to the Penguin Great Ideas and Great Journeys