📒 Giovanni S Room by James Baldwin

Genre : Americans
Publisher : Penguin Classics
ISBN_10 : 0141032944
Copyright Year : 2007
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When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love . . . .

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📒 Giovanni S Room by James Baldwin

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Everyman's Library
ISBN_10 : 9781101907740
Copyright Year : 2016
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"The groundbreaking novel by one of the most important twentieth-century American writers--now in an Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics hardcover edition. Giovanni's Room is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality. David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. With sharp, probing insight, James Baldwin's classic narrative delves into the mystery of love and tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart. Introduction by Colm Toibin"--

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📒 Giovanni S Room by James Baldwin

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9780345806574
Copyright Year : 2013-09-17
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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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📒 Defining Spaces by Amber Celestin

Genre : Electronic dissertations
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ISBN_10 : OCLC:697538178
Copyright Year : 2010
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James Baldwin argues throughout his work that identity and an honest sense of self can only be attained through a personal journey that involves more than just movement from one point to another; it must also lead to a change within and an acceptance of self. In Giovanni's Room, the main character David travels a journey devoid of personal growth and acceptance. A white, homosexual man, David finds himself trapped in a white, straight, masculine, American ideal which does not define him. He spends the novel trying to outrun and reject his past and aspects of his identity which he wishes to ignore. Through David's struggles, Baldwin shows a connection between internal and external spaces, and establishes a link between choice and acceptance when creating a personal identity. Baldwin establishes self-reflection to be the only means of creating a personal identity that is able to balance acceptance with self-invention. He explores this self-reflection in terms of internal/external and choice/acceptance throughout the novel, showing the struggle to be both personal and shared with the community to which one attempts to belong. In this essay I examine the connection between internal/external and choice/acceptance in light of Baldwin's belief that every American must undertake an honest journey of self-discovery in order to establish an inclusive rather than exclusive personal and national identity. I link that journey of identity to David's perpetual movement through the inner and outer spaces of the novel, a movement which reflects that of his ancestors and many Americans before him. I also explore American views of masculinity and homosexuality, and how Baldwin shows these views to affect David (and all Americans) in his search for self and home.

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📒 Literature And Homosexuality by Michael J. Meyer

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Rodopi
ISBN_10 : 9042005297
Copyright Year : 2000
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Contains 13 essays, mostly written by American university-based professors of English, Hispanic language and literature, and women's studies, focusing on a variety of themes relating to lesbian and gay literature and the work of gay and lesbian authors. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News

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📒 Beautiful Bottom Beautiful Shame by Kathryn Bond Stockton

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN_10 : 0822337967
Copyright Year : 2006-07-19
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DIVThe relationship between black queer subjects and debasement as portrayed within popular culture texts and films./div

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📒 Salvific Manhood by Ernest L. Gibson (III)

Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN_10 : 9781496217912
Copyright Year : 2019-10
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Salvific Manhood foregrounds the radical power of male intimacy and vulnerability in surveying each of James Baldwin's six novels. Asserting that manhood and masculinity hold the potential for both tragedy and salvation, Ernest L. Gibson III highlights the complex and difficult emotional choices Baldwin's men must make within their varied lives, relationships, and experiences. In Salvific Manhood, Gibson offers a new and compelling way to understand the hidden connections between Baldwin's novels. Thematically daring and theoretically provocative, he presents a queering of salvation, a nuanced approach that views redemption through the lenses of gender and sexuality. Exploring how fraternal crises develop out of sociopolitical forces and conditions, Salvific Manhood theorizes a spatiality of manhood, where spaces in between men are erased through expressions of intimacy and love. Positioned at the intersections of literary criticism, queer studies, and male studies, Gibson deconstructs Baldwin's wrestling with familial love, American identity, suicide, art, incarceration, and memory by magnifying the potent idea of salvific manhood. Ultimately, Salvific Manhood calls for an alternate reading of Baldwin's novels, introducing new theories for understanding the intricacies of African American manhood and American identity, all within a space where the presence of tragedy can give way to the possibility of salvation.​

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ISBN_10 : OCLC:38246074
Copyright Year : 1995
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📒 Human Sexuality by Harold Bloom

Genre : Sex (Psychology) in literature
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781438119175
Copyright Year : 2009-01-01
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Provides an examination of the use of human sexuality in classic literary works.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
ISBN_10 : 9783638738088
Copyright Year : 2007-06-12
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: sehr gut, University of Leipzig (Institut für Amerikanistik), 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper on adultery in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room and Stewart O’Nan’s Everyday People and their adulterous characters David and Harold was commenced by a seminar on the representation of adultery in the novel. Even though the discussions in class touched upon various aspects of the crime of infidelity, such as different historical and literary periods or cultural aspects and developments, however, to my understanding it lacked an important facet. Out of convention, probably, adultery was only discussed in the constellation of heterosexual extramarital affairs, that is, either a husband was unfaithful to his wife with another woman, or a wife with another man. Apparently, the awareness of the two novels that I will discuss in this paper and their specific rendering of the issue of adultery contributed to or even nourished my feelings of missing the essential aspect of same-sex adultery. In my research for this paper I realized that my opinion was justified, for homosexual affairs outside of heterosexual marriages have also concerned jurisdiction, legislation, and public opinion on a larger scale and still do. In this paper, however, I will only discuss these aspects marginally, for the focus lies upon the examination of adultery in literature.

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