Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Fiction and Poetry
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The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Paperback      ISBN: 0451166361
Crippled Laura Wingfield momentarily accepts reality and breaks free from the imaginary world of her glass animals when her mother arranges for her to have a gentleman caller
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Paperback      ISBN: 0060964049
The eccentric, mysterious, naive, jaded, up-and-coming, down-and-out, adventuresome, and withdrawn boarders in Russian Hill share their dissimilar worlds and worries
Juicy Mother 2: How They Met
Juicy Mother 2
How They Met
Paperback      ISBN: 1933149205
“Juicy Mother is what underground comics used to be. Lesbians and homosexuals populate these electric pages, and the scenes can be disturbing. Enlightening, too.
Pins: A Novel
Pins
A Novel
Paperback      ISBN: 096723820x
Finistire
Finistire
Paperback      ISBN: 155152211x
A lyrical gay coming-of-age story first published in 1951, acclaimed by Gore Vidal and The New York Times, about Matthew, a young American who moves to France with his mother following his parents’ divorce. As Matthew navigates his budding sexuality and complicated new relationships, he is forced to confront finistère—land’s end—where the brutal truths of the world can be found. Includes an appendix of materials about the book and author, as well as an introduction by acclaimed author Michael Bronski. Part of the Little Sister’s Classics series, which resurrects out-of-print gay and lesbian books from the past.
The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire
The Queen's Throat
Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire
Paperback      ISBN: 0679749853
Overturns received notions of culture and sexuality to explore the allure of opera for gay men and to reveal the ways in which opera has served as a source of gay identity. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Funny Boy
Funny Boy
Paperback      ISBN: 015600500x
A boy growing up in an upper middle class family in Sri Lanka struggles with his own gay identity while the world around him disintigrates as a result of growing racial tension and civil unrest
Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction
Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction
Hardcover      ISBN: 0571144721
The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse
The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse
Paperback      ISBN: 1573441651
Against Nature
Against Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1903517656
Against Nature is the perfect illustration of Oscar Wilde's famous paradox that life imitates art, and not the other way around. First published in Paris in 1884 when the Naturalistic school - of which Huysmans himself was a major figure - was at its height, it delivered a body-blow to Zola's brand of literary realism, and almost single-handedly redefined the literary and artistic canon of the nineteenth century in the process. To a rising generation of readers, writers and artists across Europe, Huysmans' novel was the instruction manual of a movement that was to become emblematic of fin-de-siecle France: Decadence. The novel tells the story of its decadent aristocratic anti-hero, Jean Floressas des Esseintes, who, bored by the aesthetic and carnal pleasures the Parisian beau monde has to offer, decides to sell up and move to an isolated house in the suburbs. There he constructs a world of artifice that exactly minors his super-subtle, perverse and painfully neurotic sensibility. The result is one of the most bizarre, intriguing and influential books of the period. Whether read as an existential fable, psychological analysis, style manual, cultural critique or social satire, the novel remains as audacious and original today as when first published.