Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and... show more
Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.
Publish date: December 1st 1992
Pages no: 436
Edition language: English
"So what can we really do for each other except--just love each other and be each other's witness?" When I finished Another Country, it brought tears to my eyes. There's so much suffering exquisitely depicted alongside glimmers of love and beauty, such whole, flawed characters. Like the recently r...
[...]not unless you're willing to ask yourself how you'd have made it, if they dumped on you what they dumped on Rufus. And you can't ask yourself that question because there's no way in the world for you to know what Rufus went through, not in this world, not as long as you're white.Πρόκειται για έ...
A small knot of people in Greenwich Village become friends, sleep together, abuse each other, emotionally and physically, and yet, somehow you can still believe that they care for each other. Their relationships are fluid, but 'Another Country' demonstrates how devastating the wounds those relations...
They were not cursing something they longed for and feared, they were joking about something they longed for and loved.p. 104Whenever I read something that's been accepted as a "classic" or "masterpiece" there's always a part of me that wants to just kinda like it, or actively dislike it, just so th...
i hesitate to give this book 4 stars instead of 5. it certainly is a 5 star for content and social commentary, but there were times when the writing felt a little heavy or slow. and i hesitate to write that, because this is james baldwin, and he is a master. i assume that there were times when i ...