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Another Country
Another Country | James A Baldwin
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.
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shawnmooney
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TrishB Nice to see your pics 👍🏻 1w
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nomierosie
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I've found the cutest cafe in Hastings with wall to wall bookshelves. The perfect place for breakfast with a book #hastings #books #jamesbaldwin

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Graywacke
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Finished on my way out of town. Seems Baldwin aims to shock and had bought into Freud. Often called pornographic, there is a lot of sex in detail... sometimes it‘s beautiful, but it‘s always uncomfortable and it‘s never the point. He‘s looking at sexuality, race, psychology, and at the loneliness within the unnatural landscape of the heart of Manhattan. The books a mash, too much. Runs and sputters, fades, returns, irritating and powerful.

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Graywacke
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“The life you think you should want is always the life that looks safest.”

(If it helps, Vivaldo is mostly straight and Eric is mostly gay, but neither is entirely certain of that. But the line might apply universally...)

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Graywacke
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Working through Another Country and 1960‘s NYC. It‘s been both beautiful and awful. I‘m enjoying the characters and the atmosphere and moral ambiguity, and I‘m interested in the various perspectives of racism and racial tension, but for the moment it‘s become a bit relentless and humorless.

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Graywacke
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Started this Sunday night

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Caterina
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Walked twice and did stretch class today, got over 11,000 steps, and got 12 active hours for the first time since getting my FitBit. Also finished Another Country. 😊 It was a good day for fitness goals and book goals! 🎉 #BFC
Got my gum graft touched up at my appointment and will hopefully be getting my stitches out in 2 weeks, but in the evening the roof of my mouth started bleeding again. 🙄 At least books and walking are keeping me busy!

BookwormAHN Way to go. I hope you feel better soon 👏🏻 9mo
imabusybee That is awesome!! 9mo
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imabusybee Awesome about your steps and books not about your mouth 😑 sorry about that 9mo
Emilymdxn That‘s amazing! I‘m so pleased you‘re making progress with your mouth! 9mo
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 9mo
TheSpineView That is so awesome! 9mo
SarahHarts_books You're rockin' it girl!!! Be proud!!! 🙌 🙌 💯🎉🎉 9mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🙌🏻 9mo
bewareofwords That‘s amazing!! Good luck on your continued recovery. 👏🏽💪🏽 9mo
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Caterina
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Another 30 min morning walk around the YMCA park before 30 min stretch class. 😊 Now I'm at my periodontist office for my first post-surgery appointment!

I'll probably finish Another Country today. It took about 7 hours for me to warm up to it, but by the last 5 hours (out of 16) I've been loving it! It was a little awkward though to walk by a bunch of other walkers while listening to a sex scene. 😂
#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 9mo
VanChocStrawberry You fit A LOT already today!! 9mo
TheSpineView Good job! 9mo
BookwormAHN Nice job 👏🏻 9mo
guinsgirlreads Lol 😂 good job though!! 9mo
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Caterina
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First walk of the day! ☑️ I was going to take the tagged book along in my earbuds, but walked with my mom instead. It was lovely! The weather has been just perfect since the #BookFitnessChallenge started! On Friday it's going to hit 90°F and stay with highs around 90 for at least a week, probably the rest of the summer, but this last gasp of spring is charming. 💕 #BFC @wanderinglynn

Skyrimir Awesome! I‘m envious of your view. 9mo
wanderinglynn Lovely view! And great job with your goals! 🙌🏻 9mo
RealLifeReading What a nice place for a walk 9mo
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squirrelbrain Gorgeous view! ❤️ 9mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 9mo
BookwormAHN Way to go 👏🏻 9mo
hilded Wonderful view 😍 9mo
Emilymdxn Well done! And that‘s intense weather, where do you live???? I start to melt around 24 centigrade (which is apparently 75 Fahrenheit) (edited) 9mo
TheSpineView Way to go! What a lovely spot to walk! 9mo
Cinfhen That‘s just gorgeous ❤️ 9mo
Clwojick It‘s so pretty! I am loving all these scenic pictures that everyone is sharing. 😍 9mo
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Caterina
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Finished the first latch hook kit I had found (the sunflower) and on to the other latch hook kit (the horse). Both of these are very old and had been very abandoned. Now they'll get a second go, especially if I manage to turn them into pillows and give them to someone who would like them! Completely absorbed by Another Country, I can hardly hit pause to make this post. #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn #newyearwhodis @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn So glad you‘re enjoying it! 9mo
Librarybelle I have a ton of latch hook kits - I used to love to do them! Maybe I need to get back in the habit and listen to an audiobook. 9mo
dariazeoli Glad you‘re enjoying the book! 9mo
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4thhouseontheleft Lovely! This brings back memories of time spent with my grandmother. 😊 9mo
Clwojick This is awesome! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Beautiful! I audiostitch all the time! 9mo
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Caterina
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Rediscovered this latch hook kit recently, and decided it'd be the perfect distraction from the pain tonight. This is my starting point, I'll probably finish it up in one go. Listening to Another Country, at about the halfway point. Hoping to finish it for the Book Fitness Challenge. #audiolatchhooking #audiohooking #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Hope your pain eases soon. 💚 Sending you healing vibes. 💜 9mo
jewright Hope you feel better soon. 9mo
robinb So sorry for your pain...hope it passes soon! 9mo
Clwojick 💜♥️💙 9mo
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vivastory
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"She was not a singer yet... What she lacked in skill, she compensated for by a quality so mysteriously and implacably egocentric that no one has ever been able to name it. This quality involves a sense of the self so profound and so powerful that it does not so much leap barriers as reduce them to atoms---while still leaving them standing, mightily, where they were; and this awful sense is private, unknowable, not to be articulated, having,?

vivastory literally, to do with something else; it transforms and lays waste and gives life, and kills." I am really hard pressed to think of another novelist who has written more memorably & elegantly about music than Baldwin. 10mo
readordierachel I really need to read this 10mo
vivastory @readordierachel Do you have a favorite Baldwin? 10mo
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readordierachel I've only read one of his novels (Beale Street) but I loved it. I reread The Fire Next Time a year or so ago. And some of his nonfiction in college from 10mo
readordierachel Do you have a favorite? 10mo
vivastory @readordierachel this was the first novel I've read. I've read The Fire Next Time & Sonny's Blues is one of my favorite short stories of all time. I really want to read Beale Street next. He's definitely an author I plan on eventually reading everything that he's published. 10mo
readordierachel Same! I have a copy of Giovanni's Room I need to get to soon. 10mo
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vivastory
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I started this powerful novel a few hours ago. I've read about 20% and I think it's safe to say that several of the characters are driven by their obsessions, hatreds and addictions.
#NeverGoingToGiveYouUp #AnglophileApril
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Cinfhen STILL need to read Baldwin #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime 10mo
Mdargusch It sounds intense! 10mo
emilyhaldi I agree with all of the above! 10mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds amazing. 10mo
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Tianareadslgbt
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Happy Black History Month! I wanted to post a little appreciation post for my very favorite writer-James Baldwin! His work perfectly sums up the complexity of how race, sexuality, and gender intersect and relate to one another in America! I‘m definitely going to be posting about his work more soon! ✊🏽🏳️‍🌈

gradcat Ah, Baldwin! You can‘t go wrong with those 🥰 13mo
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Mitch
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Exhibition just opened of portraits of James Baldwin....

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/hilton-als-on-giving-james-baldwin...

kspenmoll Yet another reason to try & visit NYC! Thanks for info 13mo
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MsLeah8417
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My life: When you get the books for for bookclub mixed up and have less than a week to get a particular book finished!!! I can do this. 🤣🤣🤣

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AshleyHoss820
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This is another beautifully tragic, tragically beautiful novel from James Baldwin. His writing strips you bare and makes you face what he‘s telling you. Love, grief, suffering, need: these emotions don‘t care if you‘re male or female, black or white, gay or straight. Our emotions can take hold of us and show us for who we truly are, good or bad. I loved this book and he absolutely carried me away. #GreatAmericanRead

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Howseldomtheydo
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Lcsmcat Beautiful! 2y
Velvetfur I would love to be sitting there looking at that right now! Where is it? 2y
Howseldomtheydo @Velvetfur We sailed out of Buffalo on #LakeErie to Point Abino 🇨🇦 this is the sunset over Canada 2y
Velvetfur @Howseldomtheydo Aaww that's gorgeous 😊 2y
DimeryRene Oh my lanta!!!!! How gorgeous. ☀️🐬 2y
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nosferatoos
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🔥🔥🔥

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SharonGoforth
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The impromptu book haul from my impromptu trip to the bookstore. Thankfully, the power had been restored 💡.

In addition to the tagged book, I bought:

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Florida by Lauren Groff
American Eden by Victoria Johnson

#bookhaul #nosuchthingastoomanybooks

Lynnsoprano I really want to read Florida, and The Forgotten Garden will be my next Kate Morton read😄 2y
SharonGoforth @Lynnsoprano Awesome!! 👍 2y
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nosferatoos
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Guess who waited until the literal last minute to read their book club book? 200 pages to go, meeting at 7 tonight. Pray for me 😂😂

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wanderinglynn
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
TiredLibrarian I'm James Baldwin, too. 👍🏾👋🏽 2y
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GidgetsTreasures75
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6-25-18: Has anyone watched this yet? This is only the launch episode to discuss the books on the list, the rest of the show will start in the fall. This was a 2 hour episode and I loved it!!

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Anovelobsession
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Spent the week in DC and flew back to Anchorage last night. I am completely exhausted and have no other plans today other than going out to get food and then relaxing with books. These are the ones I picked up while in DC. I really need to take a break from visiting bookstores....

Zelma Have you hit up Title Wave Books yet? Love that place! 2y
Anovelobsession @Zelma I have! I‘ve been there twice now and got some great books. It‘s an awesome place to browse! 2y
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Lauren.Archer
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This was my first James Baldwin novel and boy did I love this book in a such a soul crushing way. Even though this was written in the 60‘s it felt like this book was written recently. I can‘t wait to read more of his books.

KathyWheeler He‘s great. I loved Giovanni‘s Room and If Beale Street Could Talk. His essays are fantastic. 2y
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Lauren.Archer
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This is my very first James Baldwin. I heard someone compare it to A Little Life and I said I am in. I have tissues handy.

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Lauren.Archer
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Today‘s book haul on behalf of two bookstores.

YouReadMyEyes Oh House of Leaves 😳 that one is insanely creepy 2y
celtichik Loved White Houses! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks White Houses is on my list!! 2y
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NeeSwee The Prince and the Dressmaker is one of my favorite GNs this year...it‘s SO GOOD. 2y
Mdargusch I loved sunburn! 2y
mrozzz What a stack! 2y
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charl08
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Reading the classics.

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charl08
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The real book wasn't in the library. This is what I do at airports. Was so cross when we were called (and then had to stand in a line for half an hour when I could have been browsing books!)

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SubwayBookReview
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Gaia: “I‘m from Mexico and have lived in the United States for three years. I want to know more about the culture and the writers of this country. I watched ‘I Am Not Your Negro‘ and it made me want to read James Baldwin. The way he writes and tells stories is astonishing and intimate. I just started ‘Another Country‘ but have already dug in. So far it‘s about a Black man who is homeless. I‘m just starting to get a glimpse of his previous life.”

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DrBird
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"And because the taste for obscenity is universal and the appetite for reality rare and hard to cultivate, he had nearly perished in the basement of his private life. Or, more precisely, his fantasies." --ANOTHER COUNTRY by James Baldwin

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Mariebookaddict
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"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who ever been alive." -James Baldwin- ??
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quirkyreader
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Morrissey's did something crazy again. This time it was with a James Baldwin image.

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Taylor
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Baldwin has so many terrific books, and this is one of the best. The characters here are highly layered, complex, and human. Women and men both.

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Taylor
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"But he had the tendency of all wildly disorganized people to suppose that the lives of others were tamer and less sensual and more cerebral than his own."

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Bibliogeekery
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SharonGoforth 👍👍 3y
BookishFeminist 💖💖 3y
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IPreferBooks
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So excited to have found the apartment in New York where James Baldwin was living when he wrote Another Country.

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darynne
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"Strangers' faces hold no secrets because the imagination does not invest them with any. But the face of a lover is an unknown precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself."

sistercity I keep hearing about James Baldwin lately, and I'm sure to be adding something of his to my stack. Any others to recommend? 4y
darynne @sistercity Giovanni's Room is a def classic? 4y
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Laurenwdillard
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👍👍👍👍

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Jessisreading
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Also #funfridayphoto I have gotten some serious mileage out of this bookmark and I have actually made an effort not to lose it!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great bookmark! 4y
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Jessisreading
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So yeah... In the words of Rafiki, It Is Time.

shawnmooney One of my all-time favorite reads! 4y
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Tianareadslgbt
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This book literally shook me, I'll be a huge fan of James Baldwin for the rest of my life after reading this novel.