On this week of The Stacks, we discuss Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin with our guest, TV writer Chris Maddox. Giovanni’s Room is a classic American novel written in 1956, and the topics of masculinity, isolation, and love deferred are as relevant now as they were then. Our conversation traverses these themes from the book and more, like what we think of the title and who we think should star in the film version.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- “The Unsparing Confessions of ‘Giovanni’s Room'” (Colm Tóibín, The New Yorker)
- The Night Of (HBO)
- Timothee Chalamet
- Chris, Liam, & Luke Hemsworth
- Girls (HBO)
- Lena Dunham
- Allison Williams
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