This session’s book is ‘Another Country’ (1962) by James Baldwin
When ‘Another Country’ appeared in 1962, it caused a literary sensation. Baldwin’s masterly story of desire, hatred and violence opens with the unforgettable character of Rufus Scott, a scavenging Harlem jazz musician adrift in New York. Self-destructive, bad and brilliant, he draws us into a Bohemian underworld pulsing with heat, music and sex, where desperate and dangerous characters betray, love and test each other to the limit.
Hauser & Wirth Publishers Book Club meets regularly to discuss classic and recent publications inspired by the artwork on view, offering an informal environment to explore creative writing and its links with contemporary art.
Free to attend, light refreshments provided. Books available to purchase at the Gallery Shop.