Giovanni's Room, James Baldwin | 9780141186351

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Auteur: James Baldwin


One of the BBCs 100 Novels That Shaped Our World Baldwins 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 fiancee 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 Davids fiancee 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

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