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Giovanni's Room

Category: Book
By (author): Baldwin, James
Series: Vintage International
Subject:  FICTION / African American / General
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: September 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.92in x 5.16in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.
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"If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one."  -Michael Ondaatje

"A young American involved with both a woman and a man. . . . Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity."  -The New York Times

"Absorbing . . . [with] immediate emotional impact."   -The Washington Post

"Mr. Baldwin has taken a very special theme and treated it with great artistry and restraint."  -Saturday Review

"Exciting  . . . a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction."  -The Atlantic

"Violent, excruciating beauty."  -San Francisco Chronicle

"To be James Baldwin is to touch on so many hidden places in Europe, America, the Negro, the white man -to be forced to understand so much."   -Alfred Kazin

"This author retains a place in an extremely select group; that composed of the few genuinely indispensable American writers."  -Saturday Review

"He has not himself lost access to the sources of his being -which is what makes him read and awaited by perhaps a wider range of people than any other major American writer."  -The Nation

"He is thought-provoking, tantalizing, irritating, abusing and amusing.  And he uses words as the sea uses waves, to flow and beat, advance and retreat, rise and take a bow in disappearing . . . the thought becomes poetry and the poetry illuminates thought."   -Langston Hughes

"He has become one of the few writers of our time."   -Norman Mailer

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