Giovanni's Room

(Modern Library)

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Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds ...Continua
SUN50
Ha scritto il 24/06/18
Astounding Book - beautifully written and highly recommended
James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" is truly a magnificent novel, a book 30 years before its time. It is both a psychological and sociological drama, set in Paris, France with a lingering commentary on American morals running throughout the book. It wa...Continua
平頭鬼
Ha scritto il 12/01/18
看到James Baldwin的臉聽到他說話的聲音就有點想哭
日前去看了紀錄片《我不是你的黑鬼》 認識他稍微多一點 就把這本書找出來看了 雖然網路上批評紀錄片完全不提同志平權的部分 (但紀錄片的脈絡是他書寫的文字所以硬加進來也很不妥吧) 而這本書當時出來也有人說他迴避了種族了部分 但我覺得他把兩件事分得相當適切 因為本來人權就是同一件事 而文學的意識可以更純粹也讓人更明白 網路上竟然還有他本人朗讀原文 https://youtu.be/cv8HjMEAS30 太難過了一直被時代強加的生存難題壟罩在很悲很悶的氛圍裡 好像自己也曾經住過那裏 一間大樓角落的窄小...Continua

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