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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 04 October 2001
  • ISBN : 9780141903989
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 42 voters

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'Exquisite, a feat of fire-breathing, imaginative daring' Guardian David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsome Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancée returns and, denying his true nature, he rejects Giovanni for a 'safe' future as a married man. His decision eventually brings tragedy. Filled with passion, regret and longing, this story of a fated love triangle has become a landmark of gay writing. James Baldwin caused outrage as a black author writing about white homosexuals, yet for him the issues of race, sexuality and personal freedom were eternally intertwined. 'If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one' Michael Ondaatje 'Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candour and yet with such dignity and intensity' The New York Times 'Violent, excruciating beauty' San Francisco Chronicle

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Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2001-10-04
  • ISBN : 9780141903989
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'Exquisite, a feat of fire-breathing, imaginative daring' Guardian David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsome Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancée returns and, denying his true nature, he rejects Giovanni for a 'safe' future as a married man. His decision eventually brings tragedy. Filled with passion, regret and longing, this

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 ...

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.

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (Book Analysis)

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (Book Analysis)
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • ISBN : 9782808018852
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Giovanni’s Room with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. The Giovanni of the title is a handsome Italian barman whom the novel’s narrator and protagonist, a young American man called David, meets in a clandestine gay bar in Paris. Despite David’s conflicted feelings and prior relationship with a woman, the two men soon embark on an intense

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

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

Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century

Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century
  • Author : Mark Lilly
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1993-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780814750810
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In gay men's writing, tenderness lies side by side with rage; existential rejection of convention rubs shoulders with sexual hedonism. Beginning with Wilde's and Byron's existentialist outlaw, the theme of social rebellion, and the fight against conformity, form a common link among the literary works of the twentieth century. But mainstream academic criticism has shown itself for the most part incapable of engaging gay work without distorting or ignoring its most central features.

Look at the Birdie (Short Story)

Look at the Birdie (Short Story)
  • Author : Kurt Vonnegut
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-20
  • ISBN : 9780440339496
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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing