James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni’s Room

James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni’s Room

From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1
by James Baldwin (Author)
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Giovanni's Room, Baldwin's second novel, deals frankly with homosexuality in a manner daring for its time. It depicts a white American struggling to accept his homoerotic desires. David, the protagonist, like Baldwin himself, feels alienated from his native country and moves to Paris in search of a freer life. In the passage Baldwin reads on this recording, David recalls a childhood sexual encounter with another boy—an encounter that left him deeply upset and ambivalent about his manhood.

Publication date
April 15, 2014
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9781483019376
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22 MB