Re: "Giovanni's Room"?
Posted by B. D. on 5/17/2017, 8:07 am, in reply to "Re: "Giovanni's Room"?"
I read Go Tell It On The Mountain which was pretty good (and Faulkneresque), then later I read If Beale Street Could Talk, a weird, short 1974 novel about young love and police victimization, and Tell Me How Long The Train's Been Gone, a really bitter, (have to be honest) WHINY 1968 novel about being black. I didn't know about this recent Baldwin documentary and got the impression he was mostly only known for his one book and that he had lots of others that no one reads anymore (something I always find curious when I go to the library). He does have lots of books, but I wasn't aware until looking it up just now that Baldwin only wrote six novels, and that his most famous, his first, was written before he was 30.
I shouldn't have said that nobody reads Giovanni's Room, just it's not at all something I'd expect someone angry at SJW's to bring up. Is it assigned in some schools, or something? I mean, I've heard of it and all.
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