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Maria Froihofer, Elke Murlasits, Eva Taxacher (Hr: L[i]eben und Begehren zwischen Geschlecht und Identität

Maria Froihofer, Elke Murlasits, Eva Taxacher (Hr: L[i]eben und Begehren zwischen Geschlecht und Identität

Ö 2010, 239 S., Broschur, € 22.00
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Löcker Verlag
Wen wir als liebens- und begehrenswert empfinden, hängt mit den Vorstellungen von idealen Körpern, den Idealbildern von Mann und Frau, unserem Sinn für Schönheit und »Normalität« zusammen. Liebe und Begehren, Erotik und Sexualität unterliegen dem gesellschaftlichen Wandel. Das bekommen Schwule und Lesben im Laufe der Geschichte immer wieder zu spüren. Ein am Universalmuseum Joanneum angesiedeltes, interdisziplinäres Projekt in der Steiermark ... Weiterlesen

Patti Smith: Just Kids

Patti Smith: Just Kids

USA 2010, 291 pp. + b/w photographs, hardbound, € 22.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
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

Constance Kuriyama: Constance Brown Kuriyama

Constance Kuriyama: Constance Brown Kuriyama

USA 2010, 255 pp., pb., € 39.95
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It may not have been easy to write a temperate biography of a young man reputed to be »intemperate & of cruel heart«, but the author does just that. With cool reason and fresh research, she throws water onto the conspiratorial fire that today surrounds Marlowe's life and death, and in the process she makes a splash of her own. ... Weiterlesen

Martin Duberman: Waiting to Land: A Mostly Political Memoir, 1985-2008

Martin Duberman: Waiting to Land: A Mostly Political Memoir, 1985-2008

USA 2009, 334 pp. hardbound, € 17.95
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New Press
Although best known for his acclaimed biographies, historian Martin Duberman is also a renowned memoirist who has plumbed his own life for truths that have meaning for us all. »Waiting to Land« takes Duberman's story up to the present day. As his public engagement deepens, Duberman finds himself increasingly at odds with the mounting assimilationism of the mainstream gay movement ... Weiterlesen

Edmund White: Marcel Proust

Edmund White: Marcel Proust

A Life. USA 2009, 165 pp., brochure, € 15.95
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Penguin USA
If there is anyone worthy of producing an intimate biography of the enigmatic genius behind »Remembrance of Things Past«, it is Edmund White, himself a gay writer for whom Marcel Proust has long been an obsession. White introduces us not only to the recluse endlessly rewriting his one massive work through the night, but also the darling of Parisian salons, ... Weiterlesen

Martin Sixsmith: Philomena

Martin Sixsmith: Philomena

UK 2009, 452 pp. pb, € 10.40
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Being a pregnant teenager Philomena Lee was sent to the convent at Roscrea to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Philomena's son, renamed Michael Hess, grew up to be a top Washington lawyer and ... 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
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
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

Roland J. Wiley: Tchaikovsky

Roland J. Wiley: Tchaikovsky

UK/USA 2009, 546 pp., hardbound, € 32.79
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Oxford University Press
A giant in the pantheon of 19th-century composers, P.I. Tchaikovsky continues to enthrall audiences today. From the »Nutcracker«, »Swan Lake«, and »Sleeping Beauty«, to »Eugene Onegin«, to »Symphony Pathetique« and the always arousing, cannon-blasting »1812 Overture« - the works of this prolific and beloved composer are perennial favorites. Now, author Wiley provides a fresh biography aimed in classic Master Musician ... Weiterlesen

Matthias Gerschwitz: Endlich mal was Positives

Matthias Gerschwitz: Endlich mal was Positives

Offensiv & optimistisch: Mein Umgang mit HIV. D 2009, 93 S., Broschur, € 10.23
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In diesem Buch beschreibt Matthias Gerschwitz seinen Umgang mit der Diagnose HIV positiv. 1994 erhielt er das Testergebnis, das sein Leben veränderte. Und von da an musste er lernen, mit der Infektion zu leben. Zu keinem Zeitpunkt sind seine Memoiren larmoyant - vielmehr zeigt er sich von einer optimistischen Seite, manchmal auch provokativ, aber immer informativ. Auch wer nicht direkt ... Weiterlesen

John Barrowman: Anything Goes

John Barrowman: Anything Goes

The Autobiography. UK 2009, 256 pp., Pb, € 11.95
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From his Glaswegian childhood and American adolescence to his starring role in the »Doctor Who« spinoff »Torchwood«, this memoir traces the life and career of actor John Barrowman. John made a name for himself with remarkable West End achievements, including success in the movies »The Producers« and »De-Lovely«. John also lays bare his personal life: his emigration as a child, ... Weiterlesen

Ullrich Lommel: Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe

Ullrich Lommel: Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe

D 2009, 215 S., Broschur, € 22.62
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In seinem Leben ist er vielen Größen aus dem Filmbusiness begegnet: von Marlene Dietrich und Curd Jürgens über Romy Schneider, Rainer W. Fassbinder und Andy Warhol bis zu Kurt Raab und Truman Capote. 1962 spielte Ullrich Lommel an der Seite von Maria Schell in »Ich bin auch nur eine Frau«. In »Das große Liebesspiel« (1963) war er der junge Verliebte, ... Weiterlesen

Joy Melville: Diaghilev and Friends

Joy Melville: Diaghilev and Friends

UK 2009, 290 pp., hardbound, € 29.95
Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
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

Brad Epps, Despina Kakoudaki (eds.): All About Almodóvar

Brad Epps, Despina Kakoudaki (eds.): All About Almodóvar

A Passion for Cinema. USA 2009, 496 S., brochure, € 24.95
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One of the world cinema's most exciting filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar has been delighting, provoking, arousing, shocking, and - above all - entertaining audiences around the globe since he burst on the film scene in the early 1980s. This book offers new perspectives on the filmmaker's artistic vision and cinematic preoccupations, influences, and techniques. Through overviews of his oeuvre and in-depth ... Weiterlesen

Michael Maar: Proust Pharao

Michael Maar: Proust Pharao

D 2009, 80 S., geb., € 19.53
Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Marcel Proust war der Größte. Für den Biografen Michael Maar jedenfalls. Nicht einmal Thomas Mann oder Nabokov konnten den Spürsinn dieses Tüftlers derart wecken wie Proust. Dabei kommt Prousts Literatur (v.a. »Die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit«) in einem liebenswürdigen wie boshaften Ton daher. Wie kaum ein anderer hat er seine Freunde, seine Liebhaber, seine Welt, seine eigene Biographie in ... Weiterlesen

Frank Kermode: Concerning E.M. Forster

Frank Kermode: Concerning E.M. Forster

USA 2009, 180 pp., hardback, € 21.79
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The author offers an informal but wide-ranging inquiry into puzzling features of Forster's life and work. After all, Forster's first novels, written before he was 30, showed tremendous energy and promise, but his productivity seemed to fizzle out after the triumph of »A Passage to India« in 1924. Why? Kermode reflects not only on Forster's considerable talent but on the ... Weiterlesen

  
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