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Constance Brown Kuriyama: Christopher Marlowe

Constance Brown Kuriyama: Christopher Marlowe

A Renaissance Life. USA 2010, 255 pp., brochure, € 39.95
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Cornell University Press
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) emerges in most accounts of his life by biographers and critics as a mysterious and sensational action figure, a hapless pawn of circumstance, or a pseudonymous cipher. Constance Brown Kuriyama's biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic ... Weiterlesen

Jeremy Reed: The King of Carnaby Street: A Life of John Stephen

Jeremy Reed: The King of Carnaby Street: A Life of John Stephen

USA 2010, 264 pp., hardbound, € 27.95
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In 1956 John Stephen took a lease on the newly available 5 Carnaby Street - he was to remark later, »If I hadn't had a very understanding landlord, that would have been the end of me. But he led me around the corner to Carnaby Street, showed me a shop and suggested I got to work right away.« Before long ... Weiterlesen

Robert Byron: The Road to Oxiana

Robert Byron: The Road to Oxiana

UK 2010, 393 pp., brochure, € 13.95
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Vintage
In 1933, the delightfully eccentric gay descendant of the famous Lord Byron, Robert Byron, set out on a journey through the Middle East via Beirut, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Teheran to Oxiana - the country of the Oxus, the ancient name for the river Amu Darya which formed part of the border between Afghanistan and the Soviet Union. While his arrival ... Weiterlesen

Hadrien Laroche: The Last Genet

Hadrien Laroche: The Last Genet

A Writer in Revolt. English by David Homel. CAN 2010, 296 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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Arsenal Pulp Press
During the last eighteen years of his life (1968-86), Jean Genet was preoccupied with the struggles of the disenfranchised and displaced: among them, the Black Panthers, the Baader-Meinhof, and the Palestinians. Hadrien Laroche's book is a careful philosophical and historical reading (though fascinating as a political thriller) of the acts and thoughts of various international political movements in the 70s ... Weiterlesen

Klaus Mann: Kind dieser Zeit

Klaus Mann: Kind dieser Zeit

D 2010, 265 S., Pb, € 9.20
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Rowohlt
»Kind dieser Zeit« erschien erstmals 1932. Klaus Mann, der älteste Sohn von Katia und Thomas Mann, bilanziert darin anschaulich und engagiert seine Kindheits- und Jugendjahre. Mittlerweile ist das Buch zu einem Klassiker der autobiographischen Literatur geworden. Jetzt erscheint es in einer Neuausgabe, die in einem Tafelteil zahlreiche, zum Teil unbekannte Fotos der Mannschen Familiengeschichte dokumentiert.

Timothy Conigrave: Holding the Man

Timothy Conigrave: Holding the Man

USA 2010, 308 pp., brochure, € 17.95
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When Timothy Conigrave falls in love with the captain of the football team, John Caleo, at their Catholic all-boys school in Melbourne, the two embark on a passionate journey of love, betrayal and forgiveness. This bestselling true story is at once sexy, romantic, funny and sad - a masterpiece of authentic emotion that you won't forget. Winner of the United ... Weiterlesen

Derek Jarman: Dancing Ledge

Derek Jarman: Dancing Ledge

USA 2010, 256 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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University of Minnesota Press
From his sexual awakening in postwar England to life in the sixties and beyond, Derek Jarman tells his life story with the in-your-face immediacy that became his trademark style in both his films and writing. Accompanied by nearly one hundred photographs of Jarman, his friends, lovers, and inspirations, the candid accounts in »Dancing Ledge« provide intimate and incredibly vivid glimpses ... Weiterlesen

Derek Jarman: Kicking the Pricks

Derek Jarman: Kicking the Pricks

USA 2010, 251 pp. illustrated, brochure, € 16.95
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University of Minnesota Press
The provocative title of the 4th volume of Jarman's journals suggests a look back in anger and defiance of the conventional. It is, but it is also rich in wit, intellect, and a clearly articulated aesthetic. Written while editing his film »The Last of England« and originally entitled that in Britain, this 1st American edition goes by the uncompromising title ... Weiterlesen

Jane Pritchard (ed.): Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929

Jane Pritchard (ed.): Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballet Russes, 1909-1929

UK/USA 2010, 240 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 49.95
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Serge Diaghilev was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator, director and animator of the arts. He was perfectly at home driving the wave of creative energy that pushed theatrical performance to the cutting edge of cultural activity in the early 20th century and perfectly placed to export Russian culture to a thrilled and expectant Western Europe. Active in Europe and America ... Weiterlesen

Seymour Phillips: Edward II

Seymour Phillips: Edward II

USA/UK 2010, 679 pp. illustrated, hardbound, € 44.95
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Edward II, King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, was the object of ignominy during his lifetime and has been defamed ever since. Conventionally viewed as worthless, incapable of sustained policy and significant only for his sporadic displays of ill-directed energy or stubborn adherence to ambitious favourites, he has been presented as fit only to be deposed ... Weiterlesen

Juan A.H. Brasas: Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship

Juan A.H. Brasas: Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship

Homosexuality and the Marginality of Friendship at the Crossroads of Modernity. USA 2010, 206pp., brochure, € 35.95
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A giant of American letters, Walt Whitman is known both as a poet and, to many, as an early precursor of the gay liberation movement. This book recovers for today's reader a lost Whitman, delving into the original context and intentions of his poetry and prose. As the author shows, Whitman saw himself as a founder of a new religion. ... Weiterlesen

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): Christopher Isherwood - The Sixties. Diaries, Vol. 2

Katherine Bucknell (ed.): Christopher Isherwood - The Sixties. Diaries, Vol. 2

1960-1969. USA 2011, 756 pp., pb., € 19.95
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The 2nd volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries opens on his 56th birthday, as the 50s give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. Isherwood takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of post-war gloom, to the racy cosmopolitanism of New York and to the raw Australian outback. He charts ... Weiterlesen

Martin Büsser: Music is My Boyfriend

Martin Büsser: Music is My Boyfriend

Texte 1990-2010. D 2011, 255 S. mit Abb., Broschur, € 15.40
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Ventil-Verlag
»Music is My Boyfriend« versammelt ausgewählte Texte Martin Büssers aus den letzten 20 Jahren, journalistische, essayistische und literarische. Es zeigt die Entwicklung von einem nie auf Effekte und Beliebigkeit zielenden Musikjournalisten hin zu einem Autor, der trotz begründeter Zweifel an der Popkultur als wichtiger Impulsgeberin für gesellschaftliche Veränderungen festhielt. Martin Büsser verstarb im September 2010 im Alter von 42 Jahren ... Weiterlesen

Sjeng Scheijen: Diaghilev

Sjeng Scheijen: Diaghilev

A Life. UK 2010, 552pp. illustrated, brochure, € 29.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Diaghilev turns up everywhere ballet and modern art are discussed, wrapped in a broad ribbon declaring him »Impresario extraordinaire«. This man from Russia founded and directed the revolutionary dance company Ballet Russes and brought Nijinksky and Stravinsky to the stages of Europe to riotous effect. With unique access to Russian archives and a passion for researching the lives of the ... Weiterlesen
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Alexander Waugh: Das Haus Wittgenstein

Alexander Waugh: Das Haus Wittgenstein

Geschichte einer ungewöhnlichen Familie. Dt. v. Susanne Röckel. D 2010, 440 S., Pb, € 11.25
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Fischer
Eine Familiengeschichte von Philosophen, Pianisten und vielen Selbstmördern - wohl kaum eine Familie kann mit so vielen exzentrischen oder tragischen Persönlichkeiten aufwarten wie die Wittgensteins. Im Haus des Stahlmagnaten Karl Wittgenstein verkehrten Musiker wie Brahms, Mahler oder Richard Strauss - doch sein Einfluss auf die Kinder war verheerend: drei von fünf Söhnen haben sich umgebracht, einer verschenkte sein Erbe und ... Weiterlesen

  
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