I enjoyed the chance to trace some of the French and Swiss travels of James Baldwin, and think about his critical development. Samuel was a very thoughtful and engaging teacher, and left me with a desire to continue learning about this important writer who is relevant and revealing today.
“The moment we cease to hold each other.
The moment we break faith with one another.
The sea engulfs us and the light goes out”
I have just begun to explore James Baldwin and his work. I found this a wonderful taste of the man and some of the issues he wrestled with throughout his life and work. It certainly made me eager to read Baldwin's writings. Samuél seemed quite versed in philosophy and I found his insights and analysis engaging and thought provoking.
SL-B brings insight and passion to this course that combines biography, history, and analysis enabling Baldwin to come alive. SL-B is a creative force—not to be misse.
This was a great class! Samuél shared a broad range of excellent information, observations, pictures and quotations in a relatively short period of time. Compelling and enlightening.
I thought Samuel Lopez Barrantes was excellent - easy to follow, well organized, very personable and I've signed up for alerts when he is giving future conversations. I really enjoyed his talk.