Giovanni's Room

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Dell, 1988 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Set in the contemporary Paris of American  expatraites, liasons, and violence, a young man finds  himself caught between desire and conventional  morality. James Baldwin's brilliant narrative delves  into the mystery of loving with a sharp, probing  imagination, and he creates a moving, highly  controversial story of death and passion that reveals the  unspoken complexities of the heart.

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User Review  - bookworm12 - LibraryThing

David is a young man living in Paris and reflecting on a doomed love affair. This poetic story, a mere 160 pages, delves not only into his relationship with Giovanni, but also into his confusion, self ... Read full review

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"People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception." This small book is packed with an ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
32
Section 3
60
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About the author (1988)

James Baldwin was the author of Go Tell It on the Mountain and The Fire Next Time, among other books.

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