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Book Giovanni s Room

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Everyman Publishers
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 9781841593722
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Giovanni s Room written by James Baldwin and published by Everyman Publishers. This book was released on 2016 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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"--

Book GIOVANNI S ROOM

    Book Details:
  • Author : JAMES. BALDWIN
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2024
  • ISBN : 9780241718599
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book GIOVANNI S ROOM written by JAMES. BALDWIN and published by . This book was released on 2024 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Le Berceau

    Book Details:
  • Author : Julius Eks
  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
  • Release : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 1635556880
  • Pages : 85 pages

Download or read book Le Berceau written by Julius Eks and published by Bold Strokes Books Inc. This book was released on 2020-03-10 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ben considers himself lucky. He found Gabriel early in life and he is loved. But at twenty-one, he’s beginning to question if the boat of youthful independence will soon set sail without him. Will his devotion to Gabriel prevent him from exploring with other guys? Will he ever get to experience the heart-wavering thrill of falling in love again? Vacationing on Gabriel’s family boat on the French Riviera, Ben is unprepared for the arrival of Leo, a beautiful adolescent thriving in the noontide of carefree nonchalance. Over the course of a single day, Ben battles his burgeoning lust and intensifying guilt. Will he betray Gabriel, who has done nothing but love him? Or can he resist the carnal temptation of the most beautiful boy he has ever seen?

Book James Baldwin  Collected Essays  LOA  98

Download or read book James Baldwin Collected Essays LOA 98 written by James Baldwin and published by Library of America James Baldw. This book was released on 1998-02 with total page 904 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Chronology. Notes.

Book Giovanni s Room by James Baldwin  Book Analysis

Download or read book Giovanni s Room by James Baldwin Book Analysis written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2019-04-08 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Giovanni’s Room with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. The Giovanni of the title is a handsome Italian barman whom the novel’s narrator and protagonist, a young American man called David, meets in a clandestine gay bar in Paris. Despite David’s conflicted feelings and prior relationship with a woman, the two men soon embark on an intense but volatile affair which ultimately ends in tragedy. James Baldwin was one of the most influential African-American writers of the 20th century. His best-known works include his novels Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni’s Room, and he also penned a wide range of essays on social rights issues. Find out everything you need to know about Giovanni’s Room in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Book Whiskey When We re Dry

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Larison
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-08-21
  • ISBN : 0735220468
  • Pages : 524 pages

Download or read book Whiskey When We re Dry written by John Larison and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2018-08-21 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named a Best Book by Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, Goodreads, Southern Living, Outside Magazine, Oprah.com, HelloGiggles, Parade, Fodor’s Travel, Sioux City Journal, Read it Forward, Medium.com, and NPR’s All Things Considered. "A thunderclap of originality, here is a fresh voice and fresh take on one of the oldest stories we tell about ourselves as Americans and Westerners. It's riveting in all the right ways -- a damn good read that stayed with me long after closing the covers." - Timothy Egan, New York Times bestselling author of The Worst Hard Time From a blazing new voice in fiction, a gritty and lyrical American epic about a young woman who disguises herself as a boy and heads west In the spring of 1885, seventeen-year-old Jessilyn Harney finds herself orphaned and alone on her family's homestead. Desperate to fend off starvation and predatory neighbors, she cuts off her hair, binds her chest, saddles her beloved mare, and sets off across the mountains to find her outlaw brother Noah and bring him home. A talented sharpshooter herself, Jess's quest lands her in the employ of the territory's violent, capricious Governor, whose militia is also hunting Noah--dead or alive. Wrestling with her brother's outlaw identity, and haunted by questions about her own, Jess must outmaneuver those who underestimate her, ultimately rising to become a hero in her own right. Told in Jess's wholly original and unforgettable voice, Whiskey When We're Dry is a stunning achievement, an epic as expansive as America itself--and a reckoning with the myths that are entwined with our history.

Book If Beale Street Could Talk  Movie Tie In

Download or read book If Beale Street Could Talk Movie Tie In written by James Baldwin and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A stunning love story about a young Black woman whose life is torn apart when her lover is wrongly accused of a crime—"a moving, painful story, so vividly human and so obviously based on reality that it strikes us as timeless" (The New York Times Book Review). "One of the best books Baldwin has ever written—perhaps the best of all." —The Philadelphia Inquirer Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions—affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.

Book Tales from the Dead of Night  Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories

Download or read book Tales from the Dead of Night Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories written by Various and published by Profile Books. This book was released on 2013-09-26 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From a beautiful antique that gives its owner a show he'd rather forget, to 'ghost detective' whose exorcism goes horribly wrong and a sinister masked ball which seems to have one too many guests, these ghost stories of supernatural terror are guaranteed to make you shiver, thrill and look under the bed tonight. From rural England to colonial India, in murky haunted mansions and under modern electric lighting, these master storytellers - some of the best writers in the English language - unfold spinetinglers which pull back the veil of everyday life to reveal the nightmares which lurk just out of sight. They are lessons in ingenuity and surprise, sometimes building slowly to a chilling climax, sometimes springing horror on you from the utterly banal. And as you'd expect from these writers, the stories are more than simply frightening - they're also disquieting exposures of mortality, loneliness and the human capacity for both evil and remorse. We wish you pleasant dreams. Contains ghost stories by: Ruth Rendell, M. R. James, Rudyard Kipling, Edith Wharton, E. F. Benson, E. Nesbit, Saki, W. W. Jacobs, W. F. Harvey, Hugh Walpole, Chico Kidd and LP Hartley.

Book Just Above My Head

    Book Details:
  • Author : James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Release : 2000-06-13
  • ISBN : 0385334567
  • Pages : 594 pages

Download or read book Just Above My Head written by James Baldwin and published by Delta. This book was released on 2000-06-13 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Baldwin’s final novel is “the work of a born storyteller at the height of his powers” (The New York Times Book Review). “Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.” The stark grief of a brother mourning a brother opens this stunning, unforgettable novel. Here, in a monumental saga of love and rage, James Baldwin goes back to Harlem, to the church of his groundbreaking novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, to the forbidden passion of Giovanni’s Room, and to the political fire that enflames his nonfiction work. Here, too, the story of gospel singer Arthur Hall and his family becomes both a journey into another country of the soul and senses—and a living contemporary history of black struggle in this land.

Book Memento of the Living and the Dead

Download or read book Memento of the Living and the Dead written by Phillip Berryman and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-09-06 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Memento of the Living and the Dead, Phillip Berryman relates his experiences as a Catholic priest in Panama City starting in 1965, and then, after leaving the priesthood to marry, in Central America in the late 1970s, as conflict and repression rose in Guatemala and El Salvador and the Sandinista revolution overthrew the Somoza dictatorship. Berryman was leading an ecumenical delegation in El Salvador when Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered at the altar, and was at the archbishop’s funeral when it was attacked. Under increasing surveillance in Guatemala, he and his family returned to the United States in 1980, where he took part in the movement against US interference in Central America. Through study, travel, and research in South America, he followed the emergence and evolution of liberation theology and the rise of evangelical Pentecostalism. This memoir, which traces a trajectory from pre-Vatican II Catholicism to the Pope Francis era, presents the hopes and struggles of a generation of people, many of whom paid with their lives, starting with his friend Hector Gallego in Panama in 1971. Central threads are the struggle of the poor for a more dignified life and the defense of human rights.

Book Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century

Download or read book Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century written by Mark Lilly and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1993-11 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In gay men's writing, tenderness lies side by side with rage; existential rejection of convention rubs shoulders with sexual hedonism. Beginning with Wilde's and Byron's existentialist outlaw, the theme of social rebellion, and the fight against conformity, form a common link among the literary works of the twentieth century. But mainstream academic criticism has shown itself for the most part incapable of engaging gay work without distorting or ignoring its most central features.

Book She of the Mountains

    Book Details:
  • Author : Vivek Shraya
  • Publisher : Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Release : 2014-09-22
  • ISBN : 1551525615
  • Pages : 153 pages

Download or read book She of the Mountains written by Vivek Shraya and published by Arsenal Pulp Press. This book was released on 2014-09-22 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist, Lambda Literary Award In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. This is the mathematics behind creation. One plus one makes one. Life begets life. We are the period to a sentence, the effect to a cause, always belonging to someone. We are never our own. This is why we are so lonely. She of the Mountains is a beautifully rendered illustrated novel by Vivek Shraya, the author of the Lambda Literary Award finalist God Loves Hair. Shraya weaves a passionate, contemporary love story between a man and his body, with a re-imagining of Hindu mythology. Both narratives explore the complexities of embodiment and the damaging effects that policing gender and sexuality can have on the human heart. Illustrations are by Raymond Biesinger, whose work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker and the New York Times. Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. His most recent film, What I LOVE about Being QUEER, has been expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world. He is also author of God Loves Hair.

Book As Meat Loves Salt

    Book Details:
  • Author : Maria McCann
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2011-04-28
  • ISBN : 0007394446
  • Pages : 548 pages

Download or read book As Meat Loves Salt written by Maria McCann and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-04-28 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sensational tale of obsession and murder from a wonderful writer. ‘An outstanding novel, fresh and unusual [with] all the dirt, stink, rasp and flavour of the time.’ Daily Telegraph

Book As Max Saw It

    Book Details:
  • Author : Louis Begley
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2010-12-15
  • ISBN : 0307775941
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read book As Max Saw It written by Louis Begley and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2010-12-15 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[A] perfectly constructed novel.... The time is 1974, and Max, who is fleeing from the wreckage of his first marriage, is a summer-house guest on Lake Como, where he encounters the two characters who will shape his life over the next 20 years: Charlie Swan, a Harvard classmate from the 1950s turned famous architect...and Toby, a poised and polymorphous teenager who is soon to become Charlie's protege and lover." --Time BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Louis Begley's Memories of a Marriage.

Book Ancient Tales of Wit and Wisdom

Download or read book Ancient Tales of Wit and Wisdom written by Anant Pai and published by Amar Chitra Katha. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collection of the following titles: A Bag of Gold Coin, Choice of Friends, How Friends are Parted, Tiger and the Woodpecker, Friends and Foes.

Book Everyday People

    Book Details:
  • Author : Stewart O'Nan
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2007-12-01
  • ISBN : 1555847900
  • Pages : 291 pages

Download or read book Everyday People written by Stewart O'Nan and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This novel of Pittsburgh, by the author of Last Night at the Lobster, “celebrates the lives of everyday people in an extraordinary way” (San Francisco Chronicle). Pittsburgh, 1998: Chris “Crest” Tolbert is eighteen years old, a soon-to-be father, and partially paralyzed after an accident that left his best friend dead. As he navigates the challenges of new fatherhood and life as a paraplegic, Crest must also negotiate his relationships with his born-again brother and his father, who has been cheating on Crest’s mother with a younger man. In Everyday People, acclaimed novelist Stewart O’Nan offers a multifaceted portrait of Crest and of East Liberty, the African American neighborhood he calls home. The result is “a living, breathing history lesson that brings together a set of compelling voices that make real and immediate the ups and downs of a black urban community” (Chicago Tribune). “Like Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio or Gloria Naylor’s Women of Brewster Place, Everyday People weaves its tale elliptically. . . . O’Nan creates vivid interior worlds, evoking conflicts and joys with astonishing grace and agility.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Book James Baldwin  Early Novels   Stories  LOA  97

Download or read book James Baldwin Early Novels Stories LOA 97 written by James Baldwin and published by Library of America James Baldw. This book was released on 1998-02 with total page 1002 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains 4 of James Baldwin's early works.