Giovanni’s Room


James Baldwin

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Giovanni’s Room

Because David and Giovanni’s relationship is predominantly confined to the privacy of the small and squalid room that Giovanni rents on the outskirts of Paris, the room itself signifies the hidden and shame-ridden nature…

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Jacques’s Letter

The envelope that contains the time and date of Giovanni’s execution symbolizes David’s inability to forget about his relationship with his former lover. When David moves to the South of France, Jacques sends…

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