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James Baldwin

Another Country

Published in 1962, this is an emotionally intense novel of love, hatred, race and liberal America in the 1960s. Set in Greenwhich Village, Harlem and France, ANOTHER COUNTRY tells the story of the suicide of jazz-musician Rufus Scott and the friends who search for an understanding of his life and death, discovering uncomfortable truths about themselves along the way.
516 printed pages
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Impressions

  • Áshley Fontanillashared an impression4 years ago

    Yves wants to go to nyc

  • Anna Winogradownashared an impression6 years ago
    💡Learnt A Lot
    🎯Worthwhile
    🚀Unputdownable

    Absolutely stunning piece of work. Actually opened my eyes in so many regards a little further.

  • David-Andrei Tunsshared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Really enjoyed it. The ending broke me, even though it was not unexpected.

Quotes

  • Natalie Galindohas quoted7 years ago
    The life you think you should want,’ said Eric, ‘is always the life that looks safest.
  • b0226945195has quoted3 months ago
    And she carried him, as the sea will carry a boat: with a slow, rocking and rising and falling motion, barely suggestive of the violence of the deep.
  • James Matiashas quoted7 years ago
    A sign advertised the chewing gum which would help one to relax and keep smiling. An hotel’s enormous neon name challenged the starless sky. So did the names of movie stars and people currently appearing or scheduled to appear on Broadway, along with the mile-high names of the vehicles which would carry them into immortality. The great buildings, unlit, blunt like the phallus or sharp like the spear, guarded

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