Giovanni's Room

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Dell, 1988 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Set in the contemporary Paris of Americanááexpatraites, liasons, and violence, a young man findsááhimself caught between desire and conventionaláámorality. James Baldwin's brilliant narrative delvesááinto the mystery of loving with a sharp, probingááimagination, and he creates a moving, highlyáácontroversial story of death and passion that reveals theááunspoken complexities of the heart.

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Amazing book with an intriguing, captivating plot. - Goodreads
The premise of the novel is also rather unconvincing. - Goodreads
A beautiful and honest love story. - Goodreads
The story is very slow moving as well as the writing. - Goodreads
A bit dense, but the storytelling is compelling. - Goodreads
Baldwin's gift of prose is under-appreciated. - Goodreads

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This is a tragic and curious love story. David is a white all American WASP living in Paris in the 1950s,his fiancÚ Hella has taken a trip to Spain and David meets Giovanni ,an expatriate Italian and ... Read full review

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Absolutely beautiful writing. An absolutely depressing and sad story of self loathing and confusion. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
32
Section 3
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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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