Giovanni's Room (Compact Disc)
There are very few masters of the English language, and James Baldwin happens to be one of them. He also happens to be one of the greatest believers in love and its power to liberate. This book is a rendition of love, without the cliché ending of a romance novel. For any reader who still believes in the silence of prose, and desires to renew their faith in love.— Guy
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.
About the Author
James Baldwin (1924-1987) is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country," and "Blues for Mister Charlie." He received many awards including the Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986.