Giovanni at Fifty

See more » Gay Themed

It never occurred to me that Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room might seem dated given the wonderful sparkle of his prose. A columnist goes in search of what it meant - once upon a time thankfully gone:

“For a gay - but still very closeted - teenager in the late 1950s and early 1960s, any hint of homosexuality in literature was eagerly sought after and hungrily devoured,” wrote Larry Gross, a former Philadelphian who now directs the School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

Ed Hermance, owner of Giovanni’s Room, the gay bookstore at 12th and Pine, noted: “Remarkably, the tragedy is not that the characters are gay, but that one of them is unable to admit - even to himself - that he loves another man.”

Giovanni’s Room at 50

Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/individual.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 70 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/individual.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 70

Your feelings?

Please share your feelings about Giovanni at Fifty.
Thanks,
Richard

Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/bottom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 162 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/bottom.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 162
Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/left-top.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 171 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/left-top.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 171 Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/left-bottom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 497 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/left-bottom.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 497
Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/right-top.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 523 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/right-top.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 523
Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//comments.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 525 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//comments.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 525

Other Entries

Warning: include(/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/right-bottom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 541 Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/edifying/public_html/pansexualsodomite//common/right-bottom.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php') in /home/richardlee/domains/pansexualsodomite.org/public_html/archives/gay_themed/giovanni_at_fifty.php on line 541

Bookmark Pansexual Sodomite

  • Facebook
  • del.icio.us
  • Digg
  • Yahoo
  • Google
  • StumbleUpon


Pansexual Sodomite
Index
Gay Themed
Giovanni at Fifty
Top of page