• If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one

    Michael Ondaatje
  • Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candour and yet with such dignity and intensity

    The New York Times
  • Audacious... remarkable... elegant and courageous

    Caryl Phillips
  • Baldwin, in this novel, made clear that he could work wonders with the light and shade of intimacy

    Colm Tóibín, The New Yorker
  • Startling... This is Mr. Baldwin's subject, the rareness and difficulty of love

    Granville Hicks

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