Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141903989

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' Baldwin's ground-breaking second novel, which established him as one of the great American writers of his time 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. 'Exquisite... a feat of fire-breathing, imaginative daring' Guardian 'Excruciating beauty' San Francisco Chronicle 'Audacious... remarkable... elegant and courageous' Caryl Phillips

Giovanni's Room
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: James Baldwin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-10-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' Baldwin's ground-breaking second novel, which established him as one of the great American writers of his time David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni,
Literature and Homosexuality
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Michael J. Meyer
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Rodopi

Contains 13 essays, mostly written by American university-based professors of English, Hispanic language and literature, and women's studies, focusing on a variety of themes relating to lesbian and gay literature and the work of gay and lesbian authors. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR
James Baldwin
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Harold Bloom
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: Infobase Publishing

A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.
The Politics of Exile
Language: en
Pages: 171
Authors: Bryan R. Washington
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: UPNE

In The Politics of Exile, Bryan R. Washington connects contemporary critical theory to issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and sexual repression in their works, including Daisy Miller, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, Giovanni's Room, and Another Country.
From Harlem to Paris
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Michel Fabre
Categories: African American authors
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Black American Writers in France, 1840-1980; 'The list of individuals profiled in this thoughtful, eye-opening study is a veritable who's who of black America literature...By discussing the effects of both world wars and the ideologies of the Harlem Renaissance, the French Negritude movement, and Black Power in Paris, Fabre enriches