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David Treuer: Prudence

David Treuer: Prudence

USA 2016, 253 pp., brochure, € 16.95
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Penguin USA
In August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family´s rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier, heading for Europe. Awaiting him are his hovering mother, his distant father, the Indian caretaker who´s been more of a father to him than his own, and Billy, the childhood friend who over the years has ... 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

Harlan Greene: The German Officer's Boy

Harlan Greene: The German Officer's Boy

USA 2013, 206 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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University of Wisconsin Press
What really happened that afternoon in November 1938, when a young Polish Jew walked into the German embassy in Paris and shots rang out? The immediate consequence was concrete: Nazis retaliated with so called Kristallnacht - »Night of Broken Glass« - the beginning of the Holocaust. Lost in the aftermath is the story of Herschel Grynszpan, the confused teenager whose ... Weiterlesen

Herta Müller: The Hunger Angel

Herta Müller: The Hunger Angel

English translation by Philip Boehm. USA 2013, 289 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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Picador
It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for 17-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. He is gay, and hemmed in, imprisoned already, by the laws and misplaced narrow morality of the town. He has already found the joys of sex in secluded wooded areas or empty bath house ... Weiterlesen

Edmund de Waal: The Hare With Amber Eyes

Edmund de Waal: The Hare With Amber Eyes

USA 2011, 354 pp, pb, € 15.95
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Vintage
264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the »netsuke«, they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de ... Weiterlesen

Judith Chazin-Bennahum: René Blum and the Ballets Russes

Judith Chazin-Bennahum: René Blum and the Ballets Russes

In Search of a Lost Life. USA 2011, 277 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 39.99
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Oxford University Press
The biography of a cultural hero, »René Blum and the Ballets Russes« uncovers the events in the life of the enigmatic and brilliant writer and producer who resurrected the Ballets Russes after Diaghilev died. A passionate and prominent littérateur, René Blum was also brother of Léon Blum, the first socialist PM of France. As an editor of a chic literary ... Weiterlesen

Eleanor Hancock: Ernst Röhm

Eleanor Hancock: Ernst Röhm

Hitler's SA Chief of Staff. USA 2011, 273 pp., brochure, € 32.50
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Macmillan
A one-time comrade and intimate of Adolf Hitler, Ernst Röhm commanded the stormtroopers and had an influential and controversial career within the Nazi Party before being killed on Hitler's orders in 1934. This biography is based on research from original sources. It overturns many misconceptions that have arisen about his politics and his role in Nazism - including the claim ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Ed. by Katherine Bucknell. UK 2011, 1050 pp., brochure, € 28.95
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In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California, his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Klaus Mann, Charles Laughton, Lawrence ... Weiterlesen

Paul Jackson: One of the Boys

Paul Jackson: One of the Boys

Homosexuality in the Military during World War II. CAN/UK/USA 2010, 338 pp., brochure, € 39.95
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Homosexuality and military service have made strange bedfellows over the last century. Military leaders have generally seen homosexuals as unmanly, immoral, and - according to the U.S. military - a threat to unit cohesion, a claim that continues to prop up the controversial »don't ask, don't tell« policy. Struggles for equal rights have not been limited to the USA: during ... Weiterlesen

Marshall J. Fisher: A Terrible Splendor

Marshall J. Fisher: A Terrible Splendor

Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played. USA 2009, 321 pp., brochure, € 15.99
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Crown
On the eve of World War II, with the Nazi flag fluttering over Wimbledon's Centre Court, America's tennis champion took on Germany's. This taccount uses the deciding 1937 Davis Cup match between Gottfried von Cramm and Don Budge to explore both the pre-topspin era of tennis and prewar international tension. Von Cramm emerges as an elegant resister to the Reich, ... Weiterlesen

Jonathan Littell: The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell: The Kindly Ones

Transl. by Charlotte Mandell. UK 2009, 984 pp., brochure, € 21.60
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»Oh my human brothers, let me tell you how it happened.« So begins the chilling fictional memoir of Dr. Maximilien Aue, a former Nazi officer who has reinvented himself, many years after the war, as a middle-class family man and factory owner in France. Max is a gay intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a ... Weiterlesen

Marek Kanievska (R): Another Country

Marek Kanievska (R): Another Country

UK 1984, engl.OF, 85 min., € 14.99
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A film that centres around the life of Guy Burgess (Rupert Everett) and why he became a communist spy for the U.S.S.R. We learn of his homosexuality at Eton college and the subsequent public school pressures which were an influence on his life. »Another Country« tells the story of two teenage friends at the Elite public school during the summer ... Weiterlesen

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