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 Poetry

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

This is the only volume to bring together all of Allen Ginsberg's published verse in its entirety, celebrating half a century of brilliant work from one of America's greatest poets. Presented chronologically, it sets Ginsberg's verse against the story of his ... read more

Allen Ginsberg Collected Poems 1947-1997
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 Lesbian & Bi Fiction

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This is the twentieth Anniversary Edition - with a new introduction by the author. "About as close to flawless as any reader could ask for". ("The New York Times Book Review"). Carolina in the 1950s, and Bone - christened Ruth Anna Boatwright - lives a happy life,... read more

Bastard Out of Carolina
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

There is in this world a kind of desire like stinging pain'
A Japanese teenager is overcome with longing for his male classmate. He imagines his body punctured with arrows, like the body of St Sebastian in the painting that obsesses him. Over and over again, ... read more

October 2017

Confessions of a Mask
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 Non Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Ser.

'To create today is to create dangerously' Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebra... read more

Create Dangerously (Mini Modern Classics)
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

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Conspirators plot to explode a train carrying nerve gas. A perfect servant suddenly reveals himself to be the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu. Science-fantasy wars, racism, corporate capitalism, drug addiction, and various medical and psychiatric horrors all play their parts in this mosaiclike, experimental n... read more

Exterminator!
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 General Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

Set in rural Japan shortly after World War II, The Frolic of the Beaststells the story of a strange and utterly absorbing love triangle between a former university student, Koji; his would-be mentor, the eminent literary critic Ippei Kusakado; and Ippei's beautiful, en... read more

May 2019

Frolic of the Beasts The
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

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James Baldwin's groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.   David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meet... read more

Giovanni's Room
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.
Reading Level:very good

James Baldwin's electrifying first novel.
'I had to deal with what hurt me most. I had to deal with my father.'
Drawing on James Baldwin's own boyhood in a religious community in 1930s Harlem, his first novel tells the story of young Johnny Grimes. Jo... read more

Go Tell It on the Mountain
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 Poetry

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. This new collection brings together the famous poems that made his name as a defining figure of the counterculture. They include the apocalyptic "Howl", which bec... read more

Howl, Kaddish, And Other Poems
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"Aids and its Metaphors", the sequel, is obviously written in the light of the Aids crisis. Sontag states that our metaphors for Aids and its effects may be damaging; they suggest an apocalypse in personal and social terms, and therefore threaten not only the victims of the disease but all of society.

Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors: AND AIDS and Its Metaphors
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

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Burroughs' first novel, a largely autobiographical account of the constant cycle of drug dependency, cures and relapses, remains the most unflinching, unsentimental account of addiction ever written. Through junk neighbourhoods in New York, New Orleans and Mexico City, through time spent kicking, time... read more

Junky
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 Gay & Bi Male Fiction

Series:Penguin Modern Classics Ser.

In her magnificent novel, Marguerite Yourcenor recreates the life and death of one of the great rulers of the ancient world. The Emperor Hadrian, aware his demise is imminent, writes a long valedictory letter to Ma... read more

Memoirs of Hadrian: And Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian
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