Gay topics have been central to most national literary traditions, whether in fiction, memoir, drama, or verse. Yet "crossover" success stories are remarkably few, as are works of literature about gay subjects, written by heterosexual authors. Furthermore, openly gay-themed books tend to get passed ov... read more

Gay topics have been central to most national literary traditions, whether in fiction, memoir, drama, or verse. Yet “crossover” success stories are remarkably few, as are works of literature about gay subjects, written by heterosexual authors. Furthermore, openly gay-themed books tend to get passed ov... read more

50 Gay and Lesbian Books Everybody Must Read
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"Jonah Raskin's "American Scream adds to the ever-growing fact and fiction of the Allen Ginsberg persona. All Ginsberg addicts will have to have this book for adulation and reassessment."--Lawrence Ferlinghetti "The v... read more

American Scream : Allen Ginsberg's Howl and the making of the Beat Generation
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 Gay Male & Bi Biography

Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it's known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don't apply. It is as if all the con... read more

Becoming a Londoner
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First published in 1985, Between Men challenged old ways of reading while articulating critical byways for two emerging disciplines. Its iconoclastic approach gave queer studies and gender studies scholars further reason to crack open the canon, scrutinize its contents, and add unconventional texts on... read more

Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire: Thirtieth Anniversary Edition
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Stitching together girlhood memories with the finest threads of innocence, feminist intellectual bell hooks presents a powerfully intimate account of growing up in the South. A memoir of ideas and perceptions, Bone Black shows the unfolding of female creati... read more

Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood
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C. K. Scott Moncrieff's celebrated translation of Proust's A La Recherche du Temps Perdu was first published in 1922 and was a work which would exhaust and consume the translator, leading to his early death at the ag... read more

November 2015

Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator
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 Literary Studies

Series:Writers on Writers

'Patrick White, the un-Australian writer who did more than any other writer in the twentieth century to create an imaginative language that we can call Australian, who unshackled us from the demand that we write as the English do, who r... read more

May 2018

Christos Tsiolkas On Patrick White: Writers on Writers
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Gerald Glaskin (1923-2000) pushed the boundaries of acceptability in what he wrote and how he wrote it. His 20 major publications - novels, short stories, travelogues, memoirs, plays, and more - tackled such taboo subjects as homosexuality, inc... read more

Dare Me!: The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin
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 Poetry

Series:Why I Write Ser.

The national bestseller from the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, exploring the nature of creative invention A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic--its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting deeply wi... read more

November 2018

Devotion
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 Literary Studies

Series:Why I Write Ser.

From the renowned artist and author Patti Smith, a rare and generous look into the creative process A work of creative brilliance may seem like magic--its source a mystery, its impact unexpectedly stirring. How does an artist accomplish such an achievement, connecting de... read more

September 2018

Devotion: Why I Write
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In Girl Boy Girl, Knoop tells her side of the story, revealing how she came to portray the young trans hustler turned literary wunderkind - a persona created by her sister-in-law, Laura Albert, to help sell her books. Much more than an inside look at one of... read more

September 2018

Girl Boy Girl: how I became JT Leroy
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 Literary Studies

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now a... read more

I am Not Your Negro
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