Giovanni's Room | Study Guide

James Baldwin

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Overview

Author

James Baldwin

Year Published

1956

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Giovanni's Room is told from the point of view of David, the book's main character and first-person narrator.

Tense

Giovanni's Room is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title Giovanni's Room refers to the tiny, cluttered room Giovanni rents on the outskirts of Paris. David moves into the room immediately after meeting Giovanni. At first a haven from the expectations of the outside world, the room, just like Giovanni, eventually becomes depressing and oppressive, until David makes his escape from the room and from Giovanni himself.

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