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Yuval Taylor: Zora and Langston

Yuval Taylor: Zora and Langston

A Story of Friendship and Betrayal. USA 2019, 304 pp. with several b/w photographs, hardcover, € 23.95
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W. W. Norton
Zora Hurston and the gay Langston Hughes, two giants of the Harlem Renaissance, were best friends - until they weren´t. Hurston and Hughes were collaborators, literary gadflies, and close companions. They traveled together in Hurston´s dilapidated car through the rural South collecting folklore, worked on the play »Mule Bone«, and wrote scores of loving letters to each other. They even ... Weiterlesen

Emily Midorikawa / Emma Claire Sweeney: A Secret Sisterhood

Emily Midorikawa / Emma Claire Sweeney: A Secret Sisterhood

The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf. UK 2017, 336 pp., hardcover, € 28.95
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Quarto
»A Secret Sisterhood« uncovers the hidden literary friendships of the world´s most respected female authors. Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book will reveal Jane Austen´s bond with a family servant, the amateur playwright Anne Sharp, how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor, the transatlantic relationship between George ... Weiterlesen

Langdon Hammer: James Merrill

Langdon Hammer: James Merrill

Life and Art. USA 2015, 944 pp., hardback, € 39.99
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Knopf
American poet James Merrill was born to high privilege and high expectations. Wounded by his parents’ bitter divorce, he was the child of a broken home, looking for repair in poetry and love. He was a gay man inventing his identity against the grain of American society during the eras of the closet, gay liberation, and AIDS. Above all, he ... Weiterlesen

Edmund White: Inside a Pearl

Edmund White: Inside a Pearl

My Years in Paris. UK 2015, 263 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Bloomsbury
When Edmund White moved to Paris in 1983, leaving New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis, he was 43 years old, couldn't speak French, and only knew two people in the entire city. But in middle age, he discovered the new anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. When he left fifteen years later to take ... Weiterlesen

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

UK 2014, 533 pp. with numerous colour + b/w illustrations, brochure, € 19.95
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Bloomsbury
»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 conventions of sex and clothes and ... Weiterlesen

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Last Journals, 1956-1984. USA 2013, 306 pp, brochure, € 24.95
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University of Wisconsin Press
From humble beginnings on a poor Wisconsin farm, Wescott eventually emerged as an influential poet and novelist. A major figure in the American literary expatriate community in Paris during the 1920s and a prominent American novelist in the years leading up to World War II, he spent a decade living abroad before relocating permanently to New York and New Jersey ... Weiterlesen

Lawrence Durrell: The Alexandria Quartet

Lawrence Durrell: The Alexandria Quartet

UK 2012, 880 pp.,brochure, € 24.95
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Faber and Faber
An exotic and stunningly accomplished work of fiction in four interlocking novels. Set amid the corrupt glamour and multiplying intrigues of Alexandria in the 1930s and '40s, these novels follow the shifting alliances – sexual, cultural, and political - of characters whose motives change dramatically from one book to the next: Darley, the adulterous Irish schoolmaster; Pursewarden, an English writer ... Weiterlesen

Judy Linn: Patti Smith 1969-1976

Judy Linn: Patti Smith 1969-1976

D 2011, 144 S., S/W-Fotos, geb., € 25.65
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Knesebeck
1969 - noch bevor Patti Smith die Bühne des Rock 'n' Roll betrat und als sie nicht mehr als eine aufstrebende Poetin war, wurde sie von der Fotografin Judy Linn als Modell entdeckt. Sieben Jahre lang arbeiteten die beiden Frauen immer wieder zusammen. Durch die Zusammenarbeit entstand eine visionäre Freundschaft zwischen den beiden. Die sensiblen, atmosphärisch aufgeladenen Fotos aus diesen ... Weiterlesen

Patti Smith: Just Kids

Patti Smith: Just Kids

USA 2010, 291 pp. + b/w photographs, hardbound, € 22.95
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It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed ... Weiterlesen

Joy Melville: Diaghilev and Friends

Joy Melville: Diaghilev and Friends

UK 2009, 290 pp., hardbound, € 26.95
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At the beginning of the 20th century Sergei Diaghilev stormed Paris with an operatic production that sounded the trumpets of the coming of the Russian artistic avantgarde. Not much later he created the magical and now legendary »Ballets Russes«. In Paris and London Diaghilev drew together a talented group of like-minded artists such as Picasso, Bakst and Fokine, the dancers ... Weiterlesen

Jean Cocteau: My Contemporaries

Jean Cocteau: My Contemporaries

UK 2009, 141 pp., brochure, € 16.39
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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) holds a unique place in French culture. His success in the theatre, cinema, ballet, opera, art and literary worlds bears witness to his prodigious talents, and in all these fields he made lifelong friends. It is in his portraits of them that the essence of his work can be found, for they illustrate everything in it that ... Weiterlesen

Michael Robertson: Worshipping Walt

Michael Robertson: Worshipping Walt

The Whitman Disciples. USA 2008, 350 pp., hardbound, € 22.20
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The University Press Group
Despite his protests, Anne Gilchrist, distinguished woman of letters, moved her entire household from London to Philadelphia in an effort to marry him. John Addington Symonds, historian and theorist of sexual inversion, sent him avid fan mail for 20 years. And volunteer assistant Horace Traubel kept a record of their daily conversations, producing a 9 volume compilation. Who could inspire ... Weiterlesen

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