Giovanni's Room

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Title Giovanni's Room
Author(s) James Baldwin
Published 1956
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First published in 1956, Giovanni's Roomm, by James Baldwin, is now considered a classic of LGBT literature.

Although traditionally regarded as gay, recent critics have suggested that it might be more accurate to describe the protagonist and his Italian lover Giovanni as bisexual.

Publisher's Summary

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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