The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture
Shand-Tucci, Douglass
12.88 USD
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The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave
Lassell, Michael; Georgiou, Elena (edited by)
11.04 USD
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The Lesbian Pillow Book
Hennegan, Alison
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1 Ford, Michael Thomas The Little Book of Neuroses: Ongoing Trials from My Queer Life
1555836437 / 9781555836436; No one captures gay life in 21st-century America with the unerring accuracy and zeal of Michael Thomas Ford. In this new collection of 36 short essays, he continues his winning tradition of simultaneously satirizing and celebrating queer life. ; Octavo (standard book size); 188 pages
Alyson Pubns
Los Angeles, California, U. S. A., 2001, Second Printing
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2 Hennegan, Alison The Lesbian Pillow Book
1857023234 / 9781857023237; Both a personal pleasure and an historical resource, this unusually wide-ranging and highly individual collection traces the teasingly elusive figureof the lesbian down the centuries from the ancient world to today. Lesbians appear both in fact and fiction, in works by both men and women (Sappho and Swinburne, Emma Donoghue and Charles Dickens) ; in letters, diaries, trial transcripts and epitaphs, medical pamphlets and case histories as well as in fables songs, poems and stories. It is laid out in chapters - "In the Beginning. ?"; "Betwixt and Between"; "In Foreign Parts"; "Courts, Courtesans and Whores"; "Just Friends?" and so forth. A wonderful compendium of the beautiful, the subtle and not so subtle, and just about everything in between. 424 pages, including a title index, and author index, and general index. The cover is heavy and has heavy flaps front and back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Fourth Estate, Limited
London, United Kingdom, 2000, First Edition
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3 Lassell, Michael; Georgiou, Elena (edited by) The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave
0312209436 / 9780312209438; In the first substantial collection of gay and lesbian poetry in over a decade, editors Georgiou and Lassell present significant works by forty-six women and men - all living, working poets - at the height of their creative powers. With selections from major, established poets (Marilyn Hacker, J. D. McClatchy, Olga Mroumas and Mark Doty, among many others) to emerging artists (Letta Neely, Justin Chin, Mark Wunderlich, Regie Cabico and more) The World in Us is poetry with its roots in the active voice. 'I want the phone to ring. /I want the sound of your voice/to smack my body as waves hit rock, /grinding down mountains, opening up/secrets hidden between my shoulder blades. /I want you to beg me to let you come/over to wash my hair with rose-water. /When I refuse, I want you to hang up. ' Defining rather than definitive, active rather than merely observing, The World in Us is the written word at its most exhilarating and compelling - necessary bread for the mind. The poetry is strong and beautiful - one of the best books of poetry I've read! 392 pages with short bio's of the contributors, an index to titles and an index to first lines. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St Martins Press
Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
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4 Shand-Tucci, Douglass The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture
0312198965 / 9780312198961; In a book deeply impressive in its reach while also deeply embedded in its storied setting, bestselling historian Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the nature and expression of sexual identity at America's oldest university during the years of its greatest influence. This book follows the gay experience at Harvard in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing upon students, faculty, alumni, and hangers-on who struggled to find their place within the confines of Harvard Yard and in the society outside. Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde were the two dominant archetypes for gay students of the later nineteenth century. Oscar Wilde was the Oxford-trained aesthete whose visit to Harvard in 1882 became part of the university's legend and lore, and whose eventual martydom was a cautionary tale. The core of this book, however, is a portrait of a great university and its community struggling with the full implications of free inquiry. The Crimson Letter therefore tells stories of great unhappiness and manacled minds, as well as stories of triumphant intellect and fulfilled promise. 403 pages, including notes, notes for illustrations, an index, and 16 pages of photographs and drawings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
St Martins Press
Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
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