Another Country - James Baldwin (Paperback)

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Description

After Rufus Scott, an embittered and unemployed black jazz-musician commits suicide, his sister Ida and old friend Vivaldo become lovers. Yet their feelings for each other are complicated by Rufus's friends, especially the homosexual actor Eric Jones who has been Vivaldo's lover.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141186375
Department
Books
Released
11 Sep 2001
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
James Baldwin
Colm Toibin (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
448
Dimensions
198 x 128 x 19mm (312g)

Summary

When Another Country appeared in 1962 it caused a literary sensation: among the storm of reviews the Sunday Times said 'Let our novelists read Mr Baldwin and tremble. There is a whirlwind loose in the land'.
This story of desire, hatred and violence opens with the unforgettable character of Rufus Scott, a scavenging Harlem jazz musician adrift in New York. Self-destructive, bad and brilliant, he draws us into a Bohemian underworld pulsing with heat, music and sex, where desperate and dangerous characters betray, love and test each other to the limit.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / African American / General
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
BIC Classification 2
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Suicide victims
Library Subject 2
New York (State)
Library Subject 3
New York
Dewey Classification
813.54
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Born in Harlem in 1924, Baldwin had an early career as a teenage preacher. He lived in Paris from 1948-1956 and his first novels, the autobiographical GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and GIOVANNI'S ROOM established him as a promising novelist and anticipated some of the themes of his later works, such as racism and sexuality. He became a prominent spokesperson for racial equality, especially during the civil rights movement. He lived in France during his last years. Baldwin died in 1987.