This incisive ebook offers an in-depth severe and biographical learn of the inventive variety of movie director Gus Van Sant.
• unique interviews performed for the undertaking with movie pupil Peter Tonguette, movie editors Pietro Scalia and Vladis Oskarsdottir, and others
• images of Van Sant at paintings on his films
• an intensive bibliography of books that replicate the homosexual way of life and eclectic, inventive nature of Van Sant
By Melissa de la Cruz, Tom Dolby
Melissa de l. a. Cruz Editor Tom Dolby Editor
A literary party of 1 of crucial relationships in a directly girl's life—her homosexual top friend
This selection of unique essays is going past the banter to get to the essence of an intimate dating like no different. With a foreword by means of Tales of the City writer Armistead Maupin, ladies Who Like Boys Who Like Boys brings jointly items by way of nationwide ebook Award winner Andrew Solomon (The Noonday Demon), novelist Gigi Levangie Grazer (The Starter Wife), Barneys big apple inventive director Simon Doonan (Nasty), etc from all walks of lifestyles. as well as tales of gays and gals bonding over brunch, those essays chronicle love and lust, infatuation and heartbreak, transforming into up and popping out, and kin and youngsters. With real heat, this definitive anthology proves that tougher than diamonds, directly ladies and homosexual males are each one other's actual most sensible pals.
By Frederick Rolfe
"[F]antastic and altogether amazing . . . significant . . . the influence of the full is of undoubted ability. there's an altogether awesome mastery over phrases, an altogether amazing skill to go into into the ruling spirit of the interval, a made up our minds strength of constant characterisation. … it's a full-blooded book—full, too, of the enjoyment of life.” – The Outlook
“It has the irresponsible excessive spirits of the formative years of the world.” – day-by-day Mail
“A homosexually-heated and obsessionally-mannered story of boys' adventures among the Borgias.” – Spectator
Frederick Rolfe, who styled himself “Fr. Rolfe” and “Baron Corvo”, is known for Hadrian the 7th (1904), a myth within which a downtrodden author is by surprise elected Pope, and notorious for his scandalous “Venice letters”. He indicates a distinct aspect in Don Tarquinio (1905), a fast moving, high-spirited romp purportedly translated from a Renaissance manuscript and set in past due fifteenth century Italy one of the intrigues of the Borgias. Rolfe’s tale tells of twenty-four hours within the lifetime of a comely fifteen-year-old Roman formative years, Don Tarquinio, whose relatives has been banned from Rome via edict of the Pope, yet who undertakes a perilous project on behalf of the Pope’s son, Cesare Borgia, to regain his family’s misplaced honour and win the affection of a pretty maiden. alongside the best way, he and his partners, the good-looking teenaged Prince Ippolito and the beautiful French prince Réné, whom he rescues from slavery, suffer a chain of motley and comedian adventures, comparable in Rolfe’s charmingly distinct prose.
Bizarre, creative, and hugely enjoyable, Rolfe’s novel was once an unforeseen hit with modern critics, who raved that it used to be “a exceptional travel de strength which would have pop out of Boccaccio”, “a novel of outstanding curiosity and dramatic power”, “an extravagant wealth of old fashioned conceit and irony”, “the brilliant verbal brilliance of the ebook is wonderful”. This version reprints the unabridged textual content of the 1926 variation released by way of Chatto & Windus.
Oscar Wilde (16 October 1854 - 30 November 1900) used to be an incredibly well known Irish author and poet who wrote in numerous types all through his occupation and have become one in all London's preferred playwrights within the early Eighteen Nineties. this present day he's remembered for his epigrams, performs and the unusual situations of his imprisonment, through his early death.
At the flip of the Eighteen Nineties, Wilde subtle his principles concerning the supremacy of artwork in a sequence of dialogues and essays, and included issues of decadence, duplicity, and wonder into his merely novel, The photograph of Dorian grey (1890). the chance to build aesthetic information accurately, and mix them with greater social subject matters, drew Wilde to write down drama. He wrote Salome (1891) in French in Paris however it was once refused a license. Unperturbed, Wilde produced 4 society comedies within the early Nineties, which made him the most winning playwrights of overdue Victorian London. Wilde reached the peak of his popularity and good fortune with The value of Being Earnest (1895).
By Fletcher DeLancey
On a summer season evening like several different, an emergency name sounds within the quarters of Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea. the scoop is surprising: not just is there different clever lifestyles within the universe, yet it’s touchdown on the earth at once. Tal leads the 1st responding workforce and finally ends up rescuing extraterrestrial beings who've a daunting tale to inform. They secure Alsea from a negative fate—but the reprieve is just transitority. Captain Ekatya Serrado of the Fleet send Caphenon serves the Protectorate, a confederation of worlds with a typical political philosophy. She has simply sacrificed her send to avoid wasting Alsea, but political maneuvering may possibly suggest she did all of it for not anything. Alsea is now a prize to be obtained and bought via galactic forces way more robust than a tiny backwater planet. yet Lancer Tal isn't one to just accept a destiny imposed through extraterrestrial beings, and she’ll do no matter what it takes to avoid wasting her global.
By Randy Shilts
Known as "The Mayor of Castro highway" even ahead of he was once elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Harvey Milk's own lifestyles, public occupation, and ultimate assassination mirror the dramatic emergence of the homosexual neighborhood as a political energy in the US. it's a tale filled with own tragedies and political intrigues, assassinations at urban corridor, immense riots within the streets, the miscarriage of justice, and the consolidation of homosexual strength and homosexual hope.
Harvey Milk has been the topic of diverse books and films, together with the Academy Award–winning 1984 documentary, The instances of Harvey Milk. His lifestyles can be the root of a 2008 significant movie, Milk, starring Sean Penn.
By Marc Epprecht
Within the shiny tapestry of world queer cultures Africa has lengthy been missed or stereotyped. In Hungochani, Marc Epprecht seeks to alter that through tracing the heritage and traditions of homosexuality in southern Africa, glossy homosexual and lesbian identities, and the colourful homosexual rights flow that has emerged because the Nineteen Eighties. He explores the varied methods African cultures frequently defined same-sex sexuality and follows the emergence of recent varieties of gender identification and sexuality that developed with the advent of capitalism, colonial rule, and Christian schooling. executive enquiries from the eighteenth century to the current, he strains the complicated origins of homophobia. by means of bringing forth a wealth of facts approximately once-hidden sexual behaviour, Epprecht contributes to the sincere, open dialogue that's urgently wanted within the conflict opposed to HIV/AIDS. Homosexuality - or hungochani because it is understood in Zimbabwe - has been denounced by means of many politicians and church leaders for instance of the way Western decadence has corrupted African traditions. although, a daring new homosexual rights flow has emerged in different of the nations of the sector because the Nineteen Eighties, delivering an exhilarating new size within the extensive fight for human rights and democracy unfolding at the continent.
By Stephanie A. Brill, Rachel Pepper
By Patrick McGilligan
Via 50 years and 50 films--from vacation and The Philadelphia tale to Camille and My reasonable Lady--George Cukor created a few of Hollywood's maximum films. the 1st e-book to debate Cukor's homosexuality brazenly, George Cukor: A Double lifestyles is a sympathetic portrait of a guy "whose lengthy profession is all of the extra extraordinary given the double lifestyles he used to be pressured to lead"--Los Angeles booklet assessment. b&w images.
By Ralf Does
Magnus Hirschfeld (1868–1935) used to be one of many first nice pioneers of the homosexual liberation circulation. respected by way of such homosexual icons as Christopher Isherwood and Harry Hay, founding father of the Mattachine Society, Hirschfeld's legacy resonates all through he twentieth-century and world wide. Guided by means of his motto "Through technological know-how towards Justice," Hirschfeld helped discovered the medical Humanitarian Committee in Germany to safeguard the rights of homosexuals and boost a systematic framework or sexual equality. He used to be additionally an early champion of women's rights, campaigning within the early 1900s for the decriminalization of abortion and the fitting of woman lecturers and civil servants to marry and feature teenagers. through 1933 Hirschfeld's dedication to sexual liberation made him a objective for the Nazis, and so they ransacked his Institute for Sexual learn and publicly burned his books.
This biography, first released to acclaim in Germany, follows Hirschfeld from his beginning in Poland to the heights of his occupation in the course of the Weimar Republic and the increase of German fascism. Ralf Dose illuminates Hirschfeld's ground-breaking position within the homosexual liberation flow and explains a few of his significant theoretical ideas.