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Giovanni's Room

Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Everyman Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 15,37 MB
Release : 2016
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781841593722

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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"--

Giovanni's Room

Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Penguin Clothbound Classics
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 20,7 MB
Release : 2024-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780241718599

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Le Berceau

Author : Julius Eks
Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
Page : 85 pages
File Size : 17,93 MB
Release : 2020-03-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1635556880

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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?

Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories

Author : Various
Publisher : Profile Books
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 23,91 MB
Release : 2013-09-26
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1847659829

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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.

If Beale Street Could Talk (Movie Tie-In)

Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 210 pages
File Size : 14,62 MB
Release : 2018-10-30
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0525566120

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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.

Just Above My Head

Author : James Baldwin
Publisher : Delta
Page : 594 pages
File Size : 11,98 MB
Release : 2000-06-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0385334567

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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.

Gay Men's Literature in the Twentieth Century

Author : Mark Lilly
Publisher : NYU Press
Page : 249 pages
File Size : 40,33 MB
Release : 1993-11
Category : Health & Fitness
ISBN : 0814750818

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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.

As Max Saw It

Author : Louis Begley
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 43,35 MB
Release : 2010-12-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0307775941

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"[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.

As Meat Loves Salt

Author : Maria McCann
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Page : 548 pages
File Size : 41,74 MB
Release : 2011-04-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0007394446

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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