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David Leavitt: Späte Einsichten

David Leavitt: Späte Einsichten

Dt. v. Georg Deggerich. D 2017, 303 S., Pb, € 12.34
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Atlantik
Zum einen ist »Späte Einsichten« die Geschichte einer schwulen Liebesaffäre zwischen zwei verheirateten Männern. Im Sommer 1940 ist Lissabon der einzige neutrale Hafen in ganz Europa. In der Zeit vor ihrer Abreise gen Amerika lernen sich die beiden Ehepaare - Pete und Julia Winters sowie Edward und Iris Freleng - in Lissabon kennen. Die Winters sind zwei im Ausland lebende ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: Florence, a Delicate Case

David Leavitt: Florence, a Delicate Case

USA 2015, 192 pp., hardbound, € 19.95
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Why has Florence always drawn so many English and American visitors? (At the turn of the century, the Anglo-American population numbered more than thirty thousand.) Why have men and women fleeing sex scandals traditionally settled here? What is it about Florence that has made it so fascinating - and so repellent - to artists and writers over the years? Moving ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Two Hotel Francforts

David Leavitt: The Two Hotel Francforts

GB 2013, 257 pp., brochure, € 13.95
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Bloomsbury
»The Two Hotel Francforts« is, on one level, about a love affair between two married men, Pete Winters and Edward Freleng. It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe. Awaiting safe passage to New York two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): In Maremma

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): In Maremma

Life and a House in Southern Tuscany. USA 2011 (revised, expanded edition), 141 pp. with color photographs, brochure , € 17.95
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Publishers Group West
In 1997 David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell bought a house in southern Tuscany: not a villa but a dilapidated farmhouse dating from the late 1950s and abandoned for more than 20 years. This book recounts the restoration of the house, as well as the gradual process by which two Americans became initiated into a part of Italy - and a ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: Die verlorene Sprache der Kräne

David Leavitt: Die verlorene Sprache der Kräne

Die Besten. Dt. v. Sabine Hedinger. D 2011, 381 S., geb., € 13.31
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Bruno Gmünder - Die Besten 3
In der neuen schwulen Klassikerreihe »Die Besten« darf natürlich David Leavitts Debütroman »Die verlorene Sprache der Kräne« nicht fehlen. Im Manhattan der 80er Jahre entschließt sich der 25jährige Philip Benjamin nach einer wirklich schwierigen Jugend endlich, seinen beiden Eltern Rose und Owen reinen Wein über seine Homosexualität einzuschenken. Der Anlass für den lange hinausgeschobenen Schritt: er hat sich zum ersten ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Indian Clerk

David Leavitt: The Indian Clerk

UK 2008, 488 pp., brochure, € 29.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Bloomsbury
On a January morning in 1913, G.H. Hardy - eccentric, charismatic and, at 37, already considered the greatest British mathematician of his age - receives a mysterious envelope covered with Indian stamps. Inside he finds a rambling letter from a self-professed mathematical genius who claims to be on the brink of solving the most important unsolved mathematical problem of the ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Man Who Knew Too Much

David Leavitt: The Man Who Knew Too Much

USA 2006, 319 pp., brochure, € 21.99
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
One of the most important openings to the modern computer was made by Alan Turing – remarkably while he was solving an entirely different problem. Shy and insecure about his middle-class origins, Turing could show those close to him sly humor and bracing candor – even about his homosexuality. He also had one of the keenest minds of the 20th ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Lost Language of Cranes

David Leavitt: The Lost Language of Cranes

UK/USA 2005, 308 pp., pb, € 11.99
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Bloomsbury
David Leavitt's debut novel is a seminal work about family, sexual identity, home, and loss. It can be considered a gay classic. Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, »The Lost Language of Cranes« tells the story of 25-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Stories of David Leavitt

David Leavitt: The Stories of David Leavitt

UK 2005, 525 pp., brochure, € 12.95
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Bloomsbury
This is the complete collection of short stories from one of America's most respected gay authors. Here, David Leavitt covers a range of challenging themes such as illness, grief and betrayal with his inimitable graceful touch. He takes the reader from Switzerland to San Francisco, and from a young man's attempt to contract the HIV virus to American tourists being ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Body of Jonah Boyd

David Leavitt: The Body of Jonah Boyd

UK 2005, 215 pp., paperback, € 9.29
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
It's 1969 and Denny is on her way to the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Wrights' plush campus house. Denny is more nervous than usual because she has recently begun an affair with Dr Ernest Wright, a psychology professor who happens to be her boss. Needless to say, Ernest's wife Nancy doesn't suspect her more like a servant than a ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories

David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell (eds.): The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories

UK 2004, 668 pp., pb, € 16.29
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From the tenderness of the swimming boys in D.H. Lawrence's »A Poem of Friendship« to the explicit sexuality of A.M. Homes's »The Whiz Kids«, with its boys in a bathtub, these 36 stories celebrate both the diversity and commonality of gay experience. Noel Coward's »Me and the Girls«, at once campy and touching, presents an unexpected side of this writer ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: The Page Turner

David Leavitt: The Page Turner

UK 1999, 244 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Abacus
18-year-old Paul Porterfield hopes for a career as a classical pianist and is thrilled to achieve his »debut« turning pages for his idol, Richard Kennington. This would be the only intersection of their careers were it not for a coincidental encounter later that summer in Rome, where Paul and his philistine mother, Pamela, are on vacation. Mutually infatuated, Paul and ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: While England Sleeps

David Leavitt: While England Sleeps

UK 1998, 309 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Abacus
A haunting and evocative novel of England in the 1930s when the world was on the edge of chaos. At a meeting of republican sympathisers in London, Brian Botsford, a young middle-class writer and Cambridge graduate, meets Edward Phelan, an idealistic self-educated London Underground worker. They share a mutual attraction. Across the divisions of class they begin an affair in ... Weiterlesen

David Leavitt: Equal Affections

David Leavitt: Equal Affections

UK 1989, 339 pp., brochure, € 12.95
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Bloomsbury
»Equal Affections« tells the story of the funny, loving, and tragic Cooper family. Louise, the indomitable matriarch, has had cancer for twenty years. Her gay son Danny, a lawyer, lives in a New Jersey suburb with his lover Walter, who is slowly growing obsessed with on-line sex. Her daughter April is a lesbian activist and folk singer, who knows how ... Weiterlesen

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