James Baldwin Reading from Giovanni's Room

From Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 1
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100081900
Released: May 20, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483019376
Narrator/s: James Baldwin
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Giovanni's Room, Baldwin's second novel, deals frankly with homosexuality in a manner daring for its time. It depicts a white American struggling to accept his homoerotic desires. David, the protagonist, like Baldwin himself, feels alienated from his native country and moves to Paris in search of a freer life. In the passage Baldwin reads on this recording, David recalls a childhood sexual encounter with another boy-an encounter that left him deeply upset and ambivalent about his manhood.