Title

Black ground, gay figure: Working through 'Another Country', black power, and gay liberation

Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

An essay is presented for how the novel "Another Country," by James Baldwin, helped to shape the gay liberation movement and black history, according to the author. The author relates the homosexual encounter of the characters Vivaldo and Eric. The character Rufus's suicide by falling and the idea of being "pushed" into being a homosexual or "pushed" off a bridge are considered. The characters' transference in the novel are explored.

Original Citation

Bell, Matt. (2007). Black ground, gay figure: Working through 'Another Country', black power, and gay liberation. American Literature, 79(3), 577-603. https://doi.org/10.1215/00029831-2007-021