Giovanni s Room

Giovanni s Room
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-10-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141903989

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'Exquisite, a feat of fire-breathing, imaginative daring' Guardian David, a young American in 1950s Paris, is waiting for his fiancée to return from vacation in Spain. But when he meets Giovanni, a handsome Italian barman, the two men are drawn into an intense affair. After three months David's fiancée returns and, denying his true nature, he rejects Giovanni for a 'safe' future as a married man. His decision eventually brings tragedy. Filled with passion, regret and longing, this story of a fated love triangle has become a landmark of gay writing. James Baldwin caused outrage as a black author writing about white homosexuals, yet for him the issues of race, sexuality and personal freedom were eternally intertwined. 'If Van Gogh was our 19th-century artist-saint, James Baldwin is our 20th-century one' Michael Ondaatje 'Baldwin writes of these matters with unusual candour and yet with such dignity and intensity' The New York Times 'Violent, excruciating beauty' San Francisco Chronicle

Giovanni s Room

Giovanni s Room
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1984
Genre: Homosexuality
ISBN: OCLC:29252453

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This edition was specially created in 1993 for Quality Paperback Book Club by arrangement with Doubleday ...

James Baldwin Collected Essays LOA 98

James Baldwin  Collected Essays  LOA  98
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Library of America James Baldwin Edition
Total Pages: 869
Release: 1998-02
Genre: History
ISBN: UOM:39015041612683

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A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.

The Bloody Chamber

The Bloody Chamber
Author: Angela Carter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-05-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780143107613

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For the 75th anniversary of her birth, a Deluxe Edition of the master of the literary supernatural’s most celebrated book—featuring a new introduction by Kelly Link Angela Carter was a storytelling sorceress, the literary godmother of Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Audrey Niffenegger, J. K. Rowling, Kelly Link, and other contemporary masters of supernatural fiction. In her masterpiece, The Bloody Chamber—which includes the story that is the basis of Neil Jordan’s 1984 movie The Company of Wolves—she spins subversively dark and sensual versions of familiar fairy tales and legends like “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Bluebeard,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Beauty and the Beast,” giving them exhilarating new life in a style steeped in the romantic trappings of the gothic tradition. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction 1950 75

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction  1950 75
Author: Maggie McKinley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-04-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781628924916

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Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth. Maggie McKinley reconsiders the longstanding association between masculinity and violence, locating a problematic paradox within works by these writers: as each author figures violence as central to the establishment of a liberated masculine identity, the use of this violence often reaffirms many constricting and emasculating cultural myths and power structures that the authors and their protagonists are seeking to overturn.

Le Berceau

Le Berceau
Author: Julius Eks
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-03-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781635556889

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Ben considers himself lucky. He found Gabriel early in life and he is loved. But at twenty-one, he’s beginning to question if the boat of youthful independence will soon set sail without him. Will his devotion to Gabriel prevent him from exploring with other guys? Will he ever get to experience the heart-wavering thrill of falling in love again? Vacationing on Gabriel’s family boat on the French Riviera, Ben is unprepared for the arrival of Leo, a beautiful adolescent thriving in the noontide of carefree nonchalance. Over the course of a single day, Ben battles his burgeoning lust and intensifying guilt. Will he betray Gabriel, who has done nothing but love him? Or can he resist the carnal temptation of the most beautiful boy he has ever seen?

Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century

Gay Men s Literature in the Twentieth Century
Author: Mark Lilly
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1993-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780814750810

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In gay men's writing, tenderness lies side by side with rage; existential rejection of convention rubs shoulders with sexual hedonism. Beginning with Wilde's and Byron's existentialist outlaw, the theme of social rebellion, and the fight against conformity, form a common link among the literary works of the twentieth century. But mainstream academic criticism has shown itself for the most part incapable of engaging gay work without distorting or ignoring its most central features.

Queer in Translation

Queer in Translation
Author: B.J. Epstein,Robert Gillett
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-01-06
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781317072690

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As the field of translation studies has developed, translators and translation scholars have become more aware of the unacknowledged ideologies inherent both in texts themselves and in the mechanisms that affect their circulation. This book both analyses the translation of queerness and applies queer thought to issues of translation. It sheds light on the manner in which heteronormative societies influence the selection, reading and translation of texts and pays attention to the means by which such heterosexism might be subverted. It considers the ways in which queerness can be repressed, ignored or made invisible in translation, and shows how translations might expose or underline the queerness – or the homophobic implications – of a given text. Balancing the theoretical with the practical, this book investigates what is culturally at stake when particular texts are translated from one culture to another, raising the question of the relationship between translation, colonialism and globalization. It also takes the insights derived from intercultural translation studies and applies them to other fields of cultural criticism. The first multi-focus, in-depth study on translating queer, translating queerly and queering translation, this book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of gender and sexuality, queer theory and queer studies, literature, film studies and translation studies.

Passing and the Fictions of Identity

Passing and the Fictions of Identity
Author: Elaine K. Ginsberg,Donald E. Pease
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1996-04-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0822317648

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Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of color to access male or white privilege. In their examination of this practice of crossing boundaries, the contributors to this volume offer a unique perspective for studying the construction and meaning of personal and cultural identities. These essays consider a wide range of texts and moments from colonial times to the present that raise significant questions about the political motivations inherent in the origins and maintenance of identity categories and boundaries. Through discussions of such literary works as Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, The Autobiography of an Ex–Coloured Man, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Hidden Hand, Black Like Me, and Giovanni’s Room, the authors examine issues of power and privilege and ways in which passing might challenge the often rigid structures of identity politics. Their interrogation of the semiotics of behavior, dress, language, and the body itself contributes significantly to an understanding of national, racial, gender, and sexual identity in American literature and culture. Contextualizing and building on the theoretical work of such scholars as Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, Marjorie Garber, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Passing and the Fictions of Identity will be of value to students and scholars working in the areas of race, gender, and identity theory, as well as U.S. history and literature. Contributors. Martha Cutter, Katharine Nicholson Ings, Samira Kawash, Adrian Piper, Valerie Rohy, Marion Rust, Julia Stern, Gayle Wald, Ellen M. Weinauer, Elizabeth Young

Just Above My Head

Just Above My Head
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2000
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780385334563

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Love and courage bind three extraordinary people--a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother--as they shape and are shaped by the events of the past three decades.

Of Mistresses Tigresses and Other Conquests

Of Mistresses  Tigresses and Other Conquests
Author: Giacomo Casanova
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 109
Release: 2007-12-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0141034831

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Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost. United by this theme of love, the nine titles in the Penguin Great Loves collection include tales of blissful and all- encompassing, doomed and tragic, erotic and absurd, seductive and adulterous, innocent and murderous love. A deeply moving addition to the Penguin Great Ideas and Great Journeys series, each gorgeously packaged book will challenge all expectations of love while celebrating the beauty of its existence. All books in this series: Cures for Love Doomed Love The Eaten Heart First Love Forbidden Fruit The Kreutzer Sonata A Mere Interlude Of Mistresses, Tigresses and Other Conquests The Seducer's Diary

Look at the Birdie Short Story

Look at the Birdie  Short Story
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2009-10-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780440339496

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Look at the Birdie is a collection of fourteen previously unpublished short stories from one of the most original writers in all of American fiction. In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and often funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. How do you plan the perfect murder? Belly up to the bar with Vonnegut's narrator and listen as a self-proclaimed "murder counselor" outlines his fool-proof program for getting rid of your enemies—and assuring yourself a guaranteed annuity income for life. Look at the Birdie and the thirteen other never-before-published pieces that comprise Look at the Birdie serve as an unexpected gift for devoted readers who thought that Kurt Vonnegut's unique voice had been stilled forever—and provide a terrific introduction to his short fiction for anyone who has yet to experience his genius.

Everyday People

Everyday People
Author: Stewart O'Nan
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781555847906

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This novel of Pittsburgh, by the author of Last Night at the Lobster, “celebrates the lives of everyday people in an extraordinary way” (San Francisco Chronicle). Pittsburgh, 1998: Chris “Crest” Tolbert is eighteen years old, a soon-to-be father, and partially paralyzed after a devastating accident that left his best friend dead. In Everyday People, acclaimed novelist Stewart O’Nan offers a multifaceted portrait of Crest and of East Liberty, the African American neighborhood he calls home. As he deals with the challenges of new fatherhood and life as a paraplegic, Crest must also negotiate his relationships with his born-again brother and his father, who has been cheating on Crest’s mother with a younger man. Bringing together the stories of East Liberty’s residents during one fateful autumn week, O’Nan vividly captures the experience of modern life in urban America. An emblematic work by an American master, Everyday People is “a living, breathing history lesson that brings together a set of compelling voices that make real and immediate the ups and downs of a black urban community” (Chicago Tribune). “Like Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio or Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place, Everyday People weaves its tale elliptically. . . . O’Nan creates vivid interior worlds, evoking conflicts and joys with astonishing grace and agility.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Another Country

Another Country
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-09-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780804149716

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Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions—sexual, racial, political, artistic. Stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, this "brilliantly and fiercely told" book (The New York Times) depicts men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Author: Emma Donoghue
Publsiher: HarperCollins Canada
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-09-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781443404365

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#1 International Bestseller and award-winning Motion Picture. To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world. It’s where he was born. It’s where he and Ma eat and sleep and play and learn. There are endless wonders that let loose Jack’s imagination: the snake under Bed that he constructs out of eggshells; the imaginary world projected through the TV; the coziness of Wardrobe, where Ma tucks him in safely at night, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it’s the prison where she’s been held since she was nineteen—for seven long years. Through her fierce love for her son, she has created a life for him in that eleven-by-eleven-foot space. But Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation, and she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely. Told in the inventive, funny and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a celebration of resilience—and a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible.