Monday, January 09, 2006

Today's werd-up://:

James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987)

... because his Giovanni's Room (1956), something of a celebrated gay novel, reminds me of Brokeback Mountain

(indiscriminate /subversive nature of love, self alienation via crushing social convention)

Harlem born, autobiographical writing, prominent in the Civil Rights Movement. His stories frame sexuality, race and religion in 20th century America and beyond.

On a similar skein; today's gay quote is by Baldwin:

"Love takes off masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within"


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