S Lopez-Barrantes is a lively presenter who enjoys close reading of the text. He calls attention to various paragraphs in order to make clear the conflicts the character, David, is struggling with; at the same time suggesting that homosexuality is not the main theme of the story but rather how to live an authentic life in all its contradictions and messiness is what concerns Baldwin . This is a deep and broad understanding the story and I appreciated Lopez-Barrantes' analysis.
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Samuel's depth of knowledge and passion for his subject helps you see so much more deeply into great books. Very enjoyable!
I have taken 3 conversations with Samuel Lopez-Barrantes. They were all outstanding! He presents a carefully planned and thoughtful analysis of the books followed by an engaging conversation. I have taken many other Context conversations over the last 2 years and his lectures have been my favorite ones.
I was blown away by Samuel's discussion of Giovann's Room and the subsequent Q&A. It's got me yearning to revisit Paris. My first and only visit I felt like I was only briefly touching the city. Though Samuel's Webinars I have felt a need to explore Paris in more depth.