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David K. Johnson: Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement

David K. Johnson: Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement

USA 2019, 328 pp., hardbound, € 49.95
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Columbia
In 1951, a new type of publication appeared on newsstands: the physique magazine produced by and for gay men. For many men growing up in the 1950s and 1960s, these magazines and their images and illustrations of nearly naked men, as well as articles, letters from readers, and advertisements, served as an initiation into gay culture. The publishers behind them ... Weiterlesen

David Small: Home After Dark

David Small: Home After Dark

USA 2018, 400 pp., b/w, hardcover, € 23.95
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Liveright
Wildly kaleidoscopic and furiously cinematic, »Home After Dark« is a literary tour-de-force graphic novel that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s, evoking such classics as »The Lord of the Flies«. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to sun-splashed California in search of a dream. Suddenly forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles ... Weiterlesen

Fergus O'Brien: Against the Law

Fergus O'Brien: Against the Law

GB 2017, engl. OF, 81 Min., € 18.99
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Biographical drama directed by Fergus O'Brien: Journalist Peter Wildeblood's affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly during the time homosexuality was a crime and the devastating consequences of their relationship. But Peter Wildeblood was one of the first people in Britain to publicly declare his homosexuality. Living in the 1950s when homosexuality was illegal, Wildeblood and his partner ... Weiterlesen

Sarah Schulman: The Cosmopolitans

Sarah Schulman: The Cosmopolitans

USA 2016, 296 pp., hardbound, € 18.95
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Feminist Press
A modern retelling of Balzac's classic »Cousin Bette« by one of America's most prolific lesbian writers. Earl, a black, gay actor working in a meatpacking plant, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other in the same Greenwich Village apartment building for thirty years. Shamed and disowned by their families, both found refuge in New York ... Weiterlesen

Edmund White: A Boy's Own Story

Edmund White: A Boy's Own Story

UK 2016, 256 pp., brochure, € 14.95
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Picador
Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, »A Boy's Own Story« became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality and gay life in American fiction. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to ... Weiterlesen

Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library

Alan Hollinghurst: The Swimming-Pool Library

UK 2015, 415 pp.,brochure, € 17.95
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Vintage
A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, »The Swimming-Pool Library« is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything, it focuses on the friendship of ... Weiterlesen

Katie Gilmartin: Blackmail, My Love

Katie Gilmartin: Blackmail, My Love

A Murder Mystery. USA 2014, 312 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Cleis
San Francisco, 1951. Josie O’Conner’s gay brother is nowhere to be found. His friends claim that just before he disappeared he became a rat, informing the cops on the bar community’s nascent resistance to raids, graft and brutality. What’s a loving sister to do? Josie sets off to clear his name, halt the blackmailers, and exact justice for the mounting ... Weiterlesen

Sanford Friedman: Totempole

Sanford Friedman: Totempole

USA 2014, 280 pp., brochure, € 18.95
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Totempole is Sanford Friedman's radical gay coming-of-age novel, featuring Stephen Wolfe, a young Jewish boy growing up in New York City and its environs during the Depression and war years. In eight discrete chapters, which trace Stephen's evolution from a two-year-old boy to a twenty-four-year-old man, Friedman describes with psychological acuity and great empathy Stephen's intellectual, moral, and sexual maturation. ... Weiterlesen

Neil Bartlett: The Disappearance Boy

Neil Bartlett: The Disappearance Boy

UK 2014, 288 pp., hardback, € 27.95
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Bloomsbury
23-year-old gay Reggie Rainbow is a stagehand living at the heart of the performance. He’s found the perfect profession for someone who likes to keep himself to himself. It’s his job to make sure that some things stay out of sight and out of mind. He’s an angry gay young man who treads the backstage corridors of down-at-heel theatres for ... Weiterlesen

William Cross: The Abergavenny Witch Hunt

William Cross: The Abergavenny Witch Hunt

An Account of the Prosecution of Over Twenty Homosexuals in a Small Welsh Town in 1942. UK 2014, 250 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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In 1942, the Welsh town of Abergavenny was scandalised by disclosures after the arrest of over twenty youths and men on charges relating to homosexual activity and corrupting boys. George Rowe, the 40-year-old manager of Abergavenny's Coliseum cinema was at the centre of a Police enquiry after one of the page-boys complained about being molested. The boy's complaint turned into ... Weiterlesen

Bruno Barreto (R): Reaching for the Moon

Bruno Barreto (R): Reaching for the Moon

Brasilien 2013, portug. OF, engl. SF, engl. UT, 118 Min., € 19.99
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Biopic about the American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop and her passionate, real-life love affair with Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Based on the bestselling novel »Rare and Commonplace Flowers«, the film follows Bishop as a creative block prompts her to accept the invitation of a college friend to stay with her and her partner, Lota, on a sprawling ... Weiterlesen

James McCourt: Lasting City

James McCourt: Lasting City

The Anatomy of Nostalgia. USA/UK 2014, 323 pp., brochure, € 15.95
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Liveright
Enjoined by his dying mother to »tell everything«, James McCourt was liberated by this deathbed wish to do just that. »Lasting City« is an operatic recollection that braids a nostalgic portrait of old-Irish New York with a boy's funny, gutter-snipe precocity and hardly innocent coming-of-age in the 1940s and 1950s. A literary outlaw in the poetic tradition of Verlaine and ... Weiterlesen

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