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Richard Rodriguez: Darling

Richard Rodriguez: Darling

A Spiritual Autobiography. USA 2014, 235 pp., brochure, € 16.95
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Richard Rodriguez now considers religious violence worldwide, growing public atheism in the West, and his own mortality. Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir - the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist - moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the ... Weiterlesen

John Schwartz: Oddly Normal

John Schwartz: Oddly Normal

One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms With His Sexuality. USA 2013, 300 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent for »The New York Times«, got a call that every parent hopes never to receive: his 13-year-old son, Joe, was in the hospital following a suicide attempt. Mustering the courage to come out to his classmates, Joe had delivered a tirade about homophobic and sexist attitudes that was greeted with unease and ... Weiterlesen

Molly Haskell: My Brother My Sister

Molly Haskell: My Brother My Sister

Story of a Transformation. USA 2013, 213 pp., hardbound, € 25.95
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On a visit to New York, the brother of well-known film critic Molly Haskell drops a bombshell: Nearing age sixty and married, he has decided to come out as a transsexual and to undergo gender reassignment. Despite Haskell's liberal views on the changing roles of men and women - in film and in society - she is dumb-founded. »Why now?« ... Weiterlesen

Zach Wahls with Bruce Littlefield: My Two Moms

Zach Wahls with Bruce Littlefield: My Two Moms

Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. USA 2013, 236 pp. with b/w photographs, brochure, € 16.99
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On January 31, 2011, Zach Wahls addressed the Iowa House Judiciary Committee in a public hearing regarding a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. The then 19-year-old son of a lesbian couple proudly proclaimed: »The sexual orientation of my parents has had zero effect on the content of my character.« Hours later, his speech was posted on ... Weiterlesen

Merle Miller: On Being Different

Merle Miller: On Being Different

What It Means to Be a Homosexual. USA 2012, 74 pp., brochure, € 13.95
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Originally published in 1971, »On Being Different« is a pioneering and provocative book about being gay in America. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote an essay for The New York Times Magazine, entitled »What It Means to Be a Homosexual«, in response to a homophobic article in Harper's Magazine. Miller's writing, described as »the most widely read ... Weiterlesen

John Schwartz: Oddly Normal

John Schwartz: Oddly Normal

One Family's Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. USA 2012, 290 pp., hardbound, € 23.49
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Three years ago, John Schwartz, a national correspondent for »The New York Times«, got a call that every parent hopes never to receive: his 13-year-old son, Joe, was in the hospital following a suicide attempt. Mustering the courage to come out to his classmates, Joe had delivered a tirade about homophobic and sexist attitudes that was greeted with unease and ... Weiterlesen

Bill Morgan and David Stanford (eds.): Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

Bill Morgan and David Stanford (eds.): Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg: The Letters

USA 2012, 500 pp., brochure, € 22.95
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Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg are the most celebrated members of the literary movement called the Beat Generation, linked together not only by their shared sensibility but also by a deep and abiding friendship, one that colored their lives and greatly affected their writing. Extraordinary in its range, quality, and intimacy the correspondence between the two of them began shortly ... Weiterlesen

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Left Hand of Darkness

USA 2010, 330 pp., Pb, € 12.95
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On the planet Winter, there is no gender. The Gethenians can become male or female during each mating cycle, and this is something that humans find incomprehensible. The Ekumen of Known Worlds has sent an ethnologist to study the Gethenians on their forbidding, ice-bound world. At first he finds his subjects difficult and off-putting, with their elaborate social systems and ... Weiterlesen

Judy Shepard: The Meaning of Matthew

Judy Shepard: The Meaning of Matthew

My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed. USA 2010, 273 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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He may have become an ordinary gay guy coming from a decent background and living a normal gay midtown life. Nobody – but friends or family – would know him today. His family could have been the typical Midwest family. But things turned out differently. One unfortunate night from October 6 to October 7, 1998, 21-year-old student Matthew Shepard met ... Weiterlesen

Edmund White: Marcel Proust

Edmund White: Marcel Proust

A Life. USA 2009, 165 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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If there is anyone worthy of producing an intimate biography of the enigmatic genius behind »Remembrance of Things Past«, it is Edmund White, himself a gay writer for whom Marcel Proust has long been an obsession. White introduces us not only to the recluse endlessly rewriting his one massive work through the night, but also the darling of Parisian salons, ... Weiterlesen

Tennessee Williams: Memoirs

Tennessee Williams: Memoirs

USA 2007, 274 pp. with numerous b/w photographs, brochure, € 17.95
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Long self-identified as a gay man, America's greatest playwright Williams' candour in his book about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself. Here, more than thirty years later, Williams' look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed. Director John Waters provided an introduction to the book ... Weiterlesen

James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time

James Baldwin: The Fire Next Time

USA 2007, 89 pp., pb, € 14.95
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»The Fire Next Time« galvanized the US nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two »letters,« written on the occasion of the ... Weiterlesen

Reinaldo Arenas: Farewell to the Sea

Reinaldo Arenas: Farewell to the Sea

USA 1987, 414 pp., pb., € 19.95
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In this brilliant, apocalyptic vision of Castro's Cuba, we meet a young couple who leave the dreariness of Havana and spend six days at a small seaside retreat, where they hope to recapture the desire and carefree spirit that once united them. In a stunning juxtaposition of narrative voices, the wife recounts the grim reality of her marriage, the demands ... Weiterlesen

Yukio Mishima: Confessions of a Mask

Yukio Mishima: Confessions of a Mask

USA 1958, 254 pp., pb., € 17.95
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»Confessions of a Mask« is the story of an adolescent who must learn to live with the painful fact that he is unlike other young men: Mishima’s protagonist discovers that he is becoming a homosexual in polite, post-war Japan. To survive, he must live behind a mask of propriety. Christopher Isherwood comments - »One might say, »Here is a Japanese ... Weiterlesen

James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin: Giovanni's Room

USA 2000, 159 pp., pb., € 14.95
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Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a 1950s Paris swarming with expatriates and characterized by dangerous liaisons and hidden violence, an American finds himself unable to repress his impulses, despite his determination to live the conventional life he envisions for himself. After meeting and proposing to ... Weiterlesen

Gore Vidal: Palimpsest

Gore Vidal: Palimpsest

USA 1995, 448 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated gay life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters - including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Joe Keenan: Putting on the Ritz

Joe Keenan: Putting on the Ritz

USA 1992, 326 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Penguin USA - Gilbert Selwyn and Friends 2
Following the hilarious debacle of »Blue Heaven«, librettist Philip Cavanaugh has again allowed himself to be drawn into a fiendish money-making plan by his friend and ex-lover Gilbert Selwyn. Gilbert has fallen in with Tommy Parker, a veritable Adonis and a magazine editor employed by media magnate Boyd Larkin. Philip´s brief is to spy on Larkin´s greatest adversary Peter Champion. ... Weiterlesen

Reinaldo Arenas: The Color of Summer

Reinaldo Arenas: The Color of Summer

English by Andrew Hurley. USA 1990, 405 pp., brochure, € 23.99
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Critics worldwide have praised Reinaldo Arenas's writing. His extraordinary memoir, »Before Night Falls«, was named one of the fourteen »Best Books of 1993« by the editors of The New York Times Book Review and has now been made into a major motion picture. »The Color of Summer«, Arenas's finest comic achievement, is also the fulfillment of his life's work, the ... Weiterlesen


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