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Robert Aldrich: Gay Lives - Lebensgeschichten

Robert Aldrich: Gay Lives - Lebensgeschichten

D 2012, 304 S. mit 120 Abb., geb., € 19.90
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DuMont Buchverlag
Dieses Buch versucht anhand von 80 schwulen und lesbischen Lebensentwürfen einen ungewöhnlichen Zugang zu einer Weltgeschichte der Homosexualität. Die Liebe zwischen Männern oder die zwischen Frauen war in allen Epochen der Weltgeschichte und in den verschiedenen Kulturen immer etwas Anderes, etwas Besonderes, oft etwas Geheimnisumwobenes. Ob prominente Schwule und Lesben ihre Liebe gegen Widerstand auslebten, ob sie sich heimlich trafen ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Bram: Eminent Outlaws

Christopher Bram: Eminent Outlaws

The Gay Writers Who Changed America. USA 2012, 372 pp., hardbound, € 28.99
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Hachette
In the years following WWII a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James ... Weiterlesen

Thomas Blubacher: Gibt es etwas Schöneres als Sehnsucht?

Thomas Blubacher: Gibt es etwas Schöneres als Sehnsucht?

Die Geschwister Eleonora und Francesco von Mendelssohn. D 2012, 449 S. mit zahlreichen S/W-Abb., Pb, € 13.35
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Insel
Das Geschwisterpaar Eleonora und Francesco von Mendelsohn waren im Berlin der Weimarer Republik stadtbekannt: sie fielen allein schon wegen ihres extravaganten Äußeren auf. Und Gerüchte ihrer Ausschweifungen - v.a. die schwulen Eskapaden Francescos - machten allgemeinhin die Runde. Freundschaften und Affären der beiden bestanden zu den Großen ihrer Zeit: Max Reinhardt, Arturo Toscanini, Vladimir Horowitz und Gustaf Gründgens. Dabei verfügten ... Weiterlesen

Lutz van Dijk und Günter Grau: Einsam war ich nie

Lutz van Dijk und Günter Grau: Einsam war ich nie

D 2012 (Neuaufl.), 175 S., Broschur, € 15.32
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Querverlag
Aktualisierte Neuauflage eines längere Zeit nicht lieferbaren, dokumentarischen Titels über Schwule in der Nazizeit zwischen 1933 und 1945. Sicherlich steht die massive Verfolgung Schwuler nach dem »Roehmputsch« 1934 im Vordergrund der Betrachtung. Dass die Lebenswelten von Schwulen im »Dritten Reich« wesentlich facettenreicher waren, als landläufige Ansichten nahelegen würden, zeigen die elf Männer (alle geboren zwischen 1906 und 1925), die in ... Weiterlesen

Josef Winkler: Kalkutta Tagebuch I

Josef Winkler: Kalkutta Tagebuch I

Ö 2011, 120 S., geb., € 20.00
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Bibliothek der Provinz
7. September. Immer wieder auf der Suche nach Bildern für mein indisches Notizbuch aus dem Fenster des Restaurants schauend, an einer Hausmauer auf einen übergroßen Bildschirm blickend, auf dem als Werbung für »Tata Sky« ein Inder mit einem Besen in einer langen Straße auf dem Boden liegende Augengläser zu einem zwei Meter hohen Haufen zusammenkehrt und schließlich in einen großen ... Weiterlesen

Martha Edens Clark: Coming Out Together

Martha Edens Clark: Coming Out Together

The Journey of a Gay Minister's Wife Through Love, Divorce, and Remarriage. USA 2011, 115 pp., brochure, € 13.99
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AuthorHouse
This is the story of a young woman (the author) who knew next to nothing about homosexuality, and a young minister (Maurice) who suppressed his homosexuality for 55 years. It is about their friendship, love, marriage, and eventual revelation of his homosexuality. It is told in chapters which answer questions that the author has been asked as she began to ... Weiterlesen

Martijn Icks: The Crimes of Elagabalus

Martijn Icks: The Crimes of Elagabalus

The Life and Legacy of Rome's Decadent Boy Emperor. UK/USA 2011, 276 pp. with b/w plates, pb, € 37.95
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Elagabalus was one of the most notorious of Rome's »bad emperors«: a sexually-depraved and eccentric hedonist who in his short and riotous reign made unprecedented changes to Roman state religion and defied all taboos. An oriental boy-priest from Syria - aged 14 when he was elevated to power - he placed the sun god Elagabal at the head of the ... Weiterlesen

Elliot Tiber: Palm Trees on the Hudson

Elliot Tiber: Palm Trees on the Hudson

A True Story of the Mob, Judy Garland and Interior Decorating. USA 2011, 183 pp., hardbound, € 24.95
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Square One
»Palm Trees on the Hudson« is the hilarious prequel to Elliot Tiber's bestseller »Taking Woodstock.« Before Elliot found financial success by bringing Woodstock Ventures to his upstate motel, he was one of Manhattan s leading interior designers. Then Elliot's career came to a halt due to a floating society party, Judy Garland, and the Mob: Elliot's glamorous society event turned ... Weiterlesen

James C. Hormel and Erin Martin: Fit to Serve

James C. Hormel and Erin Martin: Fit to Serve

Reflections on a Secret Life. USA 2011, 288 pp., illustrated, hardbound, € 22.95
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Skyhorse
James Hormel - a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family built the SPAM meatpacking »empire« and lived in the only mansion in his small Midwestern town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not mentioned, never mind accepted. Outwardly, he tried to live up to the life his parents wanted for ... 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, € 59.95
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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

Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark: Wrestling Reality

Chris Kanyon and Ryan Clark: Wrestling Reality

The Life and Mind of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling's Gay Superstar. USA 2011, 312 pp with colour photographs, brochure, € 17.29
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ECW
A rare glimpse not only into the life of a professional wrestler but the life of a gay man in a straight world: one of the most popular wrestlers of the late 1990s, Kanyon kept his personal life private from his fans until finally revealing his biggest secret in 2006. Going through the various roles that Kanyon played, both in ... Weiterlesen

Barbara Eden and Wendy Leigh: Jeannie Out of the Bottle

Barbara Eden and Wendy Leigh: Jeannie Out of the Bottle

USA 2011, 274 pp. with numerous photographs, brochure, € 14.29
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Three Rivers
Barbara Eden's memoir is a thrilling insider's look at the glittery life in showbiz, which takes us behind the scenes of NBC's iconic TV series »I Dream of Jeannie« as well as Barbara Eden's dozens of other stage and screen performances. But it is also a deeply intimate memoir of personal tragedy, from a stillborn child and a verbally abusive, ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Simon Sykes: David Hockney - A Rake's Progress

Christopher Simon Sykes: David Hockney - A Rake's Progress

The Biography, 1937-1975. UK 2011, 364 pp. with numerous b/w + colour photographs, hardbound, € 29.95
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Doubleday
Drawing on unprecedented access to Hockney's extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, as well as on interviews with family, friends, and Hockney himself, the biographer provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Born in 1937, Hockney grew up in a Northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the ... Weiterlesen

John Waters: Role Models

John Waters: Role Models

USA 2011, 304 pp. with b/w photographs, brochure, € 15.95
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich, and happily horrify readers everywhere. »Role Models« is, in fact, a self-portrait told through intimate profiles of favorite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle-of-the-road. From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to ... Weiterlesen

James Lord: My Queer War

James Lord: My Queer War

USA 2011, 344 pp., brochure, € 15.99
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In 1942, a timid, inexperienced 21-year-old James Lord reported to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to enlist in the U.S. Army. His career in the armed forces took him to Nevada and California, to Boston, to England, and eventually to France and Germany, where he witnessed first-hand the ravages of total war on Europe's land and people. Along the way he ... Weiterlesen

  
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