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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Mar 01, 2016 | ISBN 9781101907740

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“If Van Gogh was our nineteenth-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our twentieth-century one.” —Michael Ondaatje

“Baldwin writes . . . with unusual candor and yet with such dignity and intensity.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Absorbing . . . [with] immediate emotional impact.” —THE WASHINGTON POST

“Violent, excruciating beauty.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
 
“Exciting . . . A book that belongs in the top rank of fiction.” —THE ATLANTIC
 
“Baldwin, in this novel, made clear that he could work wonders with the light and shade of intimacy . . . The tone continues to shift back and forth from pure eloquence to soaring sequences to simple description . . . But he can follow this soon with passages that are pure Baldwin, that have a gorgeous, fearless sound, tempered by dark knowledge and pain, that make clear that Baldwin was ready to become the greatest American prose stylist of his generation.”
—from the new Introduction by Colm Tóibín

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