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"The face of a lover is an unknown ..."

“The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.”

James Baldwin, “Another Country,” 1962

Another Country: Reading Response

I began annotating this novel though my simple observations of gendered language and pronouns. As Book one progressed, I noticed the Rufus’ preoccupation with Leona’s use of the term “boy” as compared to his use of the term “girl.” The preoccupation, as I have come to realize through learning more about Rufus and his friend Vivaldo, may not be an entirely simple display of dominance (which I had originally assumed). 543 more words

English Studies

James Baldwin on Love

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”