James Baldwin’s former home on New York’s Upper West Side is one of 6 buildings being considered for landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, as important sites in LGBT history. Baldwin bought the building in 1965 and did much of his writing there, although he also spent a long periods in Paris, calling himself a “commuter” rather than expatriate. Baldwin’s unforgettable readings from his novels Giovanni’s Room and Another Country are available from Calliope Author Readings, CAR Vol. 1.
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