In Bed with Gore Vidal

In Bed with Gore Vidal Author Tim Teeman
ISBN-10 1626010412
Release 2013
Pages 283
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Murder in the Closet

Murder in the Closet Author Curtis Evans
ISBN-10 9780786499922
Release 2016-11-28
Pages 304
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Before the 1969 Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ life was dominated by the negative image of "the closet"--the metaphorical space where that which was deemed “queer” was hidden from a hostile public view. Literary studies of queer themes and characters in crime fiction have tended to focus on the more positive and explicit representations since the riots, while pre-Stonewall works are thought to reference queer only negatively or obliquely. This collection of new essays questions that view with an investigation of queer aspects in crime fiction published over eight decades, from the corseted Victorian era to the unbuttoned 1960s.



Political Animal

Political Animal Author Heather Neilson
ISBN-10 9781921867682
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 272
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The late Gore Vidal occupied a unique position within American letters. Born into a political family, he ran for office several times, but was consistently critical of his nation’s political system and its leaders. A prolific writer in several genres, he was also widely known – particularly in the United States – on the basis of his frequent appearances in the various electronic media. In this groundbreaking work examining the central theme of power throughout Vidal’s writings, Heather Neilson focuses primarily on Vidal’s historical fiction. In his novels depicting American history and those set in ancient times, Vidal evokes a world in which deliberately propagated falsehood – ‘disinformation’ – becomes established as truth. Neilson engages with Vidal’s representations of political and religious leaders, and with his deeply ambivalent fascination with the increasingly inescapable influence of the media. She asserts that Vidal’s oeuvre has a Shakespearean resonance in its persistent obsession with the question of what constitutes legitimate power and authority.



Smoking in Bed

Smoking in Bed Author Alistair Owen
ISBN-10 9781408880654
Release 2016-04-27
Pages 288
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'I've sometimes thought in the dead of night, "Look at your life, Bruce, rip out the writing, and with all these boiling frustrations and opinions what would you be?" I'd be in trouble, wouldn't I? Or I'd be in jail... Hard-talking, boisterous, frank and forthright, Bruce Robinson reveals to Alistair Owen the truth about his work and life in a series of exclusive interviews. Talking candidly about his entire career; his acting, writing and directing, and the many tussles he has faced with Hollywood moguls, this is Bruce Robinson as you've never seen or heard him before.



Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies Author Jay Parini
ISBN-10 9781405525367
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 480
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An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century. The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini's biography probes behind the glittering surface of Vidal's colourful life to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truth underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well - a virtual Who's Who of the American Century, from Eleanor Roosevelt on down. The life of Gore Vidal was an amazingly full one; a life of colourful incident, famous people and lasting achievements that calls out for careful evocation and examination. Through Jay Parini's eyes and words comes an accessible, entertaining story that puts the life and times of one of the great American figures of the post-war era into context, that introduces the author to a generation who didn't know him before and looks behind-the-scenes at the man and his work in frank ways never possible before his death. Parini, provided with unique access to Vidal's life and his papers, excavates buried skeletons, but never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts.



Empire of Self

Empire of Self Author Jay Parini
ISBN-10 9780385537575
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 480
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An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life. But there is plenty of glittering surface as well—a virtual Who’s Who of the twentieth century, from Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart through the Kennedys, Johnny Carson, Leonard Bernstein, and the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Also a generous helping of feuds with the likes of William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, and The New York Times, among other adversaries. The life of Gore Vidal teemed with notable incidents, famous people, and lasting achievements that call out for careful evocation and examination. Jay Parini crafts Vidal’s life into an accessible, entertaining story that puts the experience of one of the great American figures of the postwar era into context, introduces the author and his works to a generation who may not know him, and looks behind the scenes at the man and his work in ways never possible before his death. Provided with unique access to Vidal’s life and his papers, Parini excavates many buried skeletons yet never loses sight of his deep respect for Vidal and his astounding gifts. This is the biography Gore Vidal—novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, historian, wit, provocateur, and pioneer of gay rights—has long needed. From the Hardcover edition.



Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal

Homosexuality in the Work of Gore Vidal Author Jörg Behrendt
ISBN-10 3825856461
Release 2002
Pages 186
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Since his first novel with a homosexual topic, The City and the Pillar, appeared in 1948, Gore Vidal has been seen as an enfant terrible of American letters. Through his ongoing writing career, he has examined (homo)sexuality in the context of cultural, religious and socio- political developments, so that it is fascinating to revisit his critical, sometimes cynical and always wittily presented ideas which were formed at a time when Gay Liberation, Gay Literature and Gay Identity were still unheard of and to discover the meaning these ideas still hold for us today.



Der Report der Magd

Der Report der Magd Author Margaret Atwood
ISBN-10 9783492970594
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 400
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.



Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies

Stolz und Vorurteil und Zombies Author Jane Austen
ISBN-10 9783641047832
Release 2010-08-13
Pages 480
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Jane Austen dreht sich im Grabe um ... Der gut aussehende Mr. Darcy und ihre eigenen widersprüchlichen Gefühle sind diesmal nur die geringsten Probleme, mit denen sich Elizabeth Bennet herumschlagen muss. Denn aus London ergießt sich eine Horde von Untoten über das Land, und Lizzie sieht sich plötzlich vor eine Entscheidung gestellt: entweder ein Leben zusammen mit Mr. Darcy oder Tod den Zombies. Oder doch beides?



Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal Author Fred Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781408840726
Release 2012-11-05
Pages 864
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Novelist, culture critic, essayist, historian, comic satirist, image maker, actor, homosexual, bisexual, controversial, confrontational - finding words to describe Gore Vidal is never difficult. And yet, an accurate picture of this multifaceted chameleon has eluded us until now. This book provides a biography of a literary icon.



Death Before Bedtime

Death Before Bedtime Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780307742728
Release 2011-03-22
Pages 224
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In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he’s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself helping the police find the killer. He deftly navigates an eccentric cast of characters, all of whom are suspects: the rebellious daughter; the sycophantic aide; the grieving widow; and the power-hungry governor with his eye on the senator’s job. Somehow, between charming the senator’s daughter and glad-handing Washington’s elite, Sargent still manages to methodically put the pieces into place and sees that politics truly is a cut-throat business. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Schweres Beben

Schweres Beben Author Jonathan Franzen
ISBN-10 9783644010611
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 688
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Eine gefährdete Liebe, eine Familie im Konflikt, ein Roman voller Geschichten – vom Autor des Welterfolgs «Die Korrekturen» Eine Serie von Erdbeben erschüttert Boston. Als die Großmutter von Louis Holland dabei ums Leben kommt, entbrennt ein erbitterter Familienstreit um ihr Vermögen. Seine Freundin, die junge Seismologin Renée, bemüht sich unterdessen, die Ursachen des rätselhaften Bebens zu ergründen. Doch je näher sie ihrem Ziel kommt, desto heftiger gerät das moralische Fundament der Familie Holland ins Wanken. «Ein großer Roman. Eine der schönsten Liebesgeschichten dieser Zeit.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Jonathan Franzen zeigt ungemein unterhaltsam und humorvoll, was die Stärken des amerikanischen Romans ausmacht. ‹Schweres Beben› ist ein weiteres gewichtiges Kapitel der Menschlichen Komödie.» (Literaturen) «Ein sprachgewaltiges Panorama.» (Die Welt) «Moralisch und zynisch, heftig und sanft, komisch und traurig zugleich. Als hätten Bob Dylan und The Clash zusammen einen Song geschrieben.» (die tageszeitung) «‹Schweres Beben› ist nicht nur ein spannender Ökokatastrophenthriller, sondern auch ein Liebes- und Familienroman.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung)



Writing an Icon

Writing an Icon Author Anita Jarczok
ISBN-10 9780804040754
Release 2017-02-15
Pages 248
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Anaïs Nin, the diarist, novelist, and provocateur, occupied a singular space in twentieth-century culture, not only as a literary figure and voice of female sexual liberation but as a celebrity and symbol of shifting social mores in postwar America. Before Madonna and her many imitators, there was Nin; yet, until now, there has been no major study of Nin as a celebrity figure. In Writing an Icon, Anita Jarczok reveals how Nin carefully crafted her literary and public personae, which she rewrote and restyled to suit her needs and desires. When the first volume of her diary was published in 1966, Nin became a celebrity, notorious beyond the artistic and literary circles in which she previously had operated. Jarczok examines the ways in which the American media appropriated and deconstructed Nin and analyzes the influence of Nin’s guiding hand in their construction of her public persona. The key to understanding Nin’s celebrity in its shifting forms, Jarczok contends, is the Diary itself, the principal vehicle through which her image has been mediated. Combining the perspectives of narrative and cultural studies, Jarczok traces the trajectory of Nin’s celebrity, the reception of her writings. The result is an innovative investigation of the dynamic relationships of Nin’s writing, identity, public image, and consumer culture.



Drogen

Drogen Author Johann Hari
ISBN-10 9783104035680
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 448
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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky



Death Likes It Hot

Death Likes It Hot Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780307742704
Release 2011-03-22
Pages 192
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In Death Likes it Hot, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargeant travels out to a posh beach community to help a wealthy socialite plan an end-of-summer party. His enjoyment of the sun, the surf, and the company of a lovely young fashion reporter is interrupted by the death of the socialite's niece: she mysteriously drowns while swimming on a crowded beach. No one suspects murder until the police find a lethal dose of sleeping pills in her system. As Sargeant watches the police's investigation unfold, he keeps an eye on the grieving socialite; the victim's famous painter husband; a suspiciously cheery brother and sister; and a garrulous tabloid columnist. Now, instead of planning guest lists, wine choices, and menus, Sargeant is faced with a killer unlike he's ever faced: highly sophisticated, devilishly clever, and just as smooth as he is. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Cosmicomics

Cosmicomics Author Italo Calvino
ISBN-10 3446151524
Release 1989
Pages 417
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Cosmicomics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cosmicomics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cosmicomics book for free.



Das Herz ist ein einsamer J ger

Das Herz ist ein einsamer J  ger Author Carson McCullers
ISBN-10 3257242247
Release 2012-12-18
Pages 588
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Das Herz ist ein einsamer J ger has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Das Herz ist ein einsamer J ger also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Das Herz ist ein einsamer J ger book for free.