In April I’ll continue to focus on reading LGBT fiction, while also starting to selectively make my way through the longlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
This month I participated in Reading Ireland Month 2019 and read an eclectic bunch of LGBT novels, contemporary and classic.
A real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named.
—James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
To accept one’s past—one’s history—is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it.
—James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
In response to the recent announcement that WarnerMedia will be launching a standalone Criterion Channel next spring, I wanted to run through some of my favorite film criticism, from James Baldwin’s The Devil Finds Work to Ann Hornaday’s Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies.
An unexpected turn in luck has led to me culling many of the books on my shelves, and forced me to consider why that might not be a bad thing.
Most people are not, in action, worth very much; and yet, every human being is an unprecedented miracle. One tries to treat them as the miracles they are, while trying to protect oneself against the disasters they’ve become.
—James Baldwin, No Name in the Street