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The Lost Language of Cranes
Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of 25-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's pa...
Over the Rainbow: Queer Children's and Young Adult Literature
ean: 9780472051465, isbn: 0472051466,
"Over the Rainbow is lively, engaging, and thoughtful. More to the point, the field of children's literature needs such a collection."---Katherine Capshaw Smith, University of ConnecticutIn spite of the growing critical interest concerning gender and...
Strange Gourmets: Sophistication, Theory, and the Novel (Series Q)
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sku: 59317, mpn: 0822320169, ean: 9780822320166, isbn: 0822320169,
Theoretically sophisticated: How often has this term been used to distinguish a work of contemporary criticism, and what, exactly, does it mean? In Strange Gourmets, Joseph Litvak reclaims sophistication from its negative connotations and turns the s...
Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words: Intimate Chronicles of a Beat Writer
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781612055824, isbn: 9781612055824,
Until now, the poet Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsberg's lover for more than forty years, has been the neglected member of the Beat Generation. Because he lived in Ginsberg's shadow, his achievements were seldom noted and his contributions to lit...
Soul Make a Path Through Shouting
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ean: 9781556590658, isbn: 1556590652,
Enriched by his own world travels, Cassells draws with equal ease from Greek mythology, children's rhymes, and African-American oral traditions. The result is an hypnotic and rhapsodic interweaving of dramatic narratives forming a single whole. "Cass...
Evergreen Review Reader: 1957-1966
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ean: 9781611453164, isbn: 9781611453164,
This selection from the first ten years of the Evergreen Review gives the full flavor of the energy, savvy, excitement, and gall that characterized the magazine during the days of its publication. It also happens to bring together some of the worldâ€...
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ean: 9781771611596, isbn: 1771611596,
Tekgyozyanâ€™s novel has been described as a â€śvirtual movie-novella, where mysticism and urban typologies, grotesque and humourous transitions are all interlaced.â€ť He touches on themes previously taboo in Armenian but which characterize much of t...
The Terrible Girls
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ean: 9780872862661, isbn: 0872862666,
The girls on the prowl in The Terrible Girls are indeed terribleâ€”relentless in love, ruthless in betrayal. These thematically linked stories depict a contemporary Gothic world in which body parts are traded for love, wounds never heal, and self-sac...
The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was: Myths of Self-Imitation
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ean: 9780195313116, isbn: 0195313119,
Many cultures have myths about self-imitation, stories about people who pretend to be someone else pretending to be them, in effect masquerading as themselves. This great theme, in literature and in life, tells us that people put on masks to discover...
Separate Rooms (Masks)
sku: 2152512007, ean: 9781852422233, isbn: 1852422238,
Fleeing from the image of his dead lover, Leo arrives in England in order to descend into anonymity. Yet even here his mind continually turns to the reality of Thomas' death and their experiences together. The central themes of this novel are the str...
Infidels: A Novel
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ean: 9781609806804, isbn: 1609806808,
Set in SalĂ©, Moroccoâ€”the hometown Abdellah TaĂŻa fled but to which he returns again and again in his acclaimed fiction and filmsâ€”Infidels follows the life of Jallal, the son of a prostitute witch doctorâ€”"a woman who knew men, humanity, better ...
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia and Other Plays
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ean: 9781559361569, isbn: 1559361565,
"This is an odd assemblage of plays, for which gathering-together there is no overarching thematic justification. Because several of the plays deal with death, and one of the death-plays deals as well with money, and the last play deals with taxation...
Nostalgia: When Are We Ever at Home?
ean: 9780823269518, isbn: 0823269515,
Winner, French Voices Grand PrizeNostalgia makes claims on us both as individuals and as members of a political community. In this short book, Barbara Cassin provides an eloquent and sophisticated treatment of exile and of desire for a homeland, whil...
The Lesbian Body (Beacon Paperback, 709) (English and French Edition)
sku: G080706307XI3N00, ean: 9780807063071, isbn: 080706307X,
Back in print, this daring novel constitutes a rhapsodic hymn to women's bodies and women's relationships."That rare work in fiction . . . the art and the courage are of the highest level." â€”The Boston Globe...
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