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Arctic Summer

Arctic Summer


by Damon Galgut

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Damon Galgut's fictionalized biography of E.M. Forster focuses on the British novelist's unforgiving childhood in England, the process of writing his masterpiece A Passage to India and his repressed homosexuality. The narrative moves between England, Cairo and the vibrant absurdities of India circa the British Raj. (IDA714, $17.00)

At Swim, Two Boys

At Swim, Two Boys


by Jamie O'Neill

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 572 PAGES

A haunting tale of love set against the huge backdrop of Irish politics and the events leading up to the 1916 Easter uprising. (IRE120, $19.00)

Audrey Hepburn's Neck, A Novel

Audrey Hepburn's Neck, A Novel


by Alan Brown

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

An exquisite short novel about contemporary Japan. This prize-winning work captures the eclectic, mixed-up society of contemporary Japan. (JPN14, $20.95)

Before Night Falls

Before Night Falls


by Reinaldo Arenas | Delores Koch

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

A deeply moving autobiography, highly critical of the Castro regime. Arenas tells the story of his youth in poor, rural Cuba, his time with Castro's rebels, and his emergence as a writer. Seen as a political dissident both for his political views and his homosexuality, Arenas fled to New York, where he died of AIDS in 1991 (shortly after this book was completed). (CBA37, $17.00)

The Bostonians

The Bostonians


by Henry James

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Henry James' satirical novel of the battle of the sexes is well worth the read. In it, Basil, a Mississippi lawyer, and Olive, a Boston feminist, compete for the affections of the same woman. Originally published in 1886, it was one of the first American novels to deal with lesbianism. (BOS13, $20.00)

C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems

C.P. Cavafy, Collected Poems


by C.P. Cavafy

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 284 PAGES

A collection of poems from one of the most highly regarded poets of 20th century poetry. (GRE87, $24.95)

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name


by Andre Aciman

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES

Aciman captures the lazy, languorous days and nights on the Mediterranean in this gay coming-of-age story set on the Italian Riviera. (ITL828, $17.00)

Cleopatra's Wedding Present, Travels Through Syria

Cleopatra's Wedding Present, Travels Through Syria


by Robert Tewdwr Moss

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER

A poignant memoir of travels in Syria in the series, Living Out: Gay & Lesbian Autobiographies, published by the University of Wisconsin. (SYR14, $24.95)

The Colossus of Maroussi

The Colossus of Maroussi


by Henry Miller

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 223 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Miller captures the spirit and warmth of the resilient Greek people in this inspired tale of a wartime journey from Athens to Crete, Corfu and Delphi with his friend Lawrence Durrell. (GRE05, $15.95)

The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature

The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature


by Byrne Fone

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 912 PAGES

A wide-ranging anthology drawing on diverse sources and genres. (GEN14, $50.00)

The Complete Claudine

The Complete Claudine


by Colette

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 560 PAGES
  • YOUNG ADULTS

A collection of four short novels about coming of age as a woman in turn-of-the-century France. Colette beautifully evokes period and place in this vivid portrait of Victorian Paris. (FRN125, $22.00)

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

Complete Works of Oscar Wilde


by Oscar Wilde

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 1216 PAGES

A one-volume edition of all the works of Wilde, including stories, plays, poems and essays. (IRE35, $25.00)

The Condor and the Cows, A South American Travel Diary

The Condor and the Cows, A South American Travel Diary


by Christopher Isherwood

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 268 PAGES

Isherwood's 1947 account of travels through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina in 1947 with photographer (and boyfriend) Bill Caskey. (SAM64, $17.95)

Confessions of a Mask

Confessions of a Mask


by Meredith Weatherby | Yukio Mishima

  • LITERATURE
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 254 PAGES

An unsettling portrait of society in postwar Japan that tells of the coming of age of a complex, tragic figure who, among other things, struggles with his homosexuality. Mishimi is also the author of The Temple of the Golden Pavilion. (JPN18, $15.95)

Cracks in the Iron Closet, Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia

Cracks in the Iron Closet, Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia


by David Tuller

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

An intimate portrait of an emerging gay subculture in modern Russia. (RUS149, $28.00)

Crossing Through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Crossing Through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid


by Jill Robbins

  • LITERATURE
  • 2011
  • 232 PAGES

Focusing on Madrid, and the gay barrio of Chueca in particular, Robbins explores how the city's literary spaces associate with queer culture, especially in light of the lingering machismo of the Franco era. (SPN591, $22.50)

Damron City Guide

Damron City Guide


by Gina M. Gatta

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 333 PAGES

Written for the sophisticated gay traveler, this guide pinpoints gay and lesbian accommodations, bars and bookstores in 80 major cities, with over 140 full-color maps and practical travel information. (GAY16, $22.95)

Damron Men's Travel Guide

Damron Men's Travel Guide


by Gina M. Gatta

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 478 PAGES

This guide for gay travelers features the best hotels, bars, nightclubs, bookstores and cafes in North America, South America, Europe and Southeast Asia. With a helpful International Calendar of Events. (GAY17, $22.95)

Damron Women's Traveller

Damron Women's Traveller


by Erika O'Connor

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2016
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

A complete travel guide made by and for lesbians, this helpful book features local lesbian hotspots and listings that cover everything from the world's best women-run businesses to vegetarian menus. Includes an International Calendar of Women's Festivals and Events. (GAY18, $18.95)

Dirty Havana Trilogy

Dirty Havana Trilogy


by Natasha Wimmer | Pedro Juan Gutierrez

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 392 PAGES

A novel of contemporary Havana's steamy underbelly, originally published in Spain -- and banned in the author's native Cuba. (CBA44, $14.99)

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris


by Edmund White

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

The gifted novelist reveals his favorite haunts in this glittering portrait of Paris and its pleasures, taking in neighborhoods, bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, eateries and, naturally, the history behind it all. (FRN259, $15.00)

Flaubert in Egypt

Flaubert in Egypt


by Francis Steegmuller | Gustave Flaubert

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Among the romantic European travelers in Egypt, Flaubert, via his letters and journal entries, stands out. The place inspired him, and his observations are still delightful reading. (EGY12, $16.00)

Forbidden Friendships, Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence

Forbidden Friendships, Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence


by Michael Rocke

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

A scholarly study of relations between men in 15th and 16th century Florentine society. (ITL443, $29.95)

Funny Boy

Funny Boy


by Shyam Selvadurai

  • LITERATURE
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Building a complex portrait through detail of family, society and place, this prize-winning novel is a gay coming-of-age story set in contemporary Sri Lanka. Splendidly written. (SRL01, $14.99)

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History

Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History


by Whitney Davis

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 225 PAGES

Essays on gender, sexuality and the visual arts. (GEN20, $46.95)

Gay Travels in the Muslim World

Gay Travels in the Muslim World


by Michael Luongo

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

An anthology of gay writers on travels and experiences throughout the Muslim World. (ISL72, $34.95)

Greek Homosexuality

Greek Homosexuality


by Kenneth Dover

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 246 PAGES

The classic history of homosexuality in ancient Greece. (GRE66, $33.50)

Hadrian, The Restless Emperor

Hadrian, The Restless Emperor


by Anthony Birley

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

An up-to-date, scholarly biography of Hadrian, chronicling the emperor's state, cultural and architectural accomplishments, and personal life (including his homosexual relationship with Antinous). (ITL260, $46.95)

Heartbreak Tango

Heartbreak Tango


by Manuel Puig

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Puig's wicked tale of the life and death of Juan, an impossibly beautiful dancer and Lothario, steeped in the melancholy of Buenos Aires. (ARG23, $13.95)

Hindoo Holiday

Hindoo Holiday


by J.R. Ackerley

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 300 PAGES

Ackerley traipses across India as the English tutor to a handsome and extravagantly homosexual maharajah in this comic, beautifully written novel masquerading as a travelogue. (IDA115, $17.95)

The House by the Sea, A Journal

The House by the Sea, A Journal


by May Sarton

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

One of many journals by May Sarton, who moved from New Hampshire to live alone in a house on the seacoast of Maine. She writes beautifully on the topics of aging, solitude, nature, gardening, food, relationships and, of course, life in coastal Maine. (USE61, $21.00)

In Maremma, Life and a House in Southern Tuscany

In Maremma, Life and a House in Southern Tuscany


by David Leavitt | Mark Mitchell

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 140 PAGES

This new edition of Mitchell and Leavitt's witty memoir of life in southern Tuscany includes new illustrations and color photographs. (ITL287, $18.95)

In the Arms of Africa, The Life of Colin M.Turnbull

In the Arms of Africa, The Life of Colin M.Turnbull


by Roy Richard Drinker

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 366 PAGES

A provocative, contentious, and romantic figure, Colin Turnbull charged into the limelight in 1961 with his best-selling "The Forest People, " a sympathetic account of the Mbuti pygmies. Roy Richard Drinker has written a mesmerizing biography of Turnbull, which captures the closed, homophobic scholarly culture of the day. (AFR89, $30.00)

Inside a Pearl, My Years in Paris

Inside a Pearl, My Years in Paris


by Edmund White

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

Edmund White, draws on his renown as a pre-eminent gay American writer of the 20th century to discuss his Paris years. His shocking, incendiary memoir paints a fascinating portrait of 1980s and 1990s Paris with digressions on AIDS, rape, feminism and promiscuity. (FRA103, $26.00)

A Journey in Ladakh

A Journey in Ladakh


by Andrew Harvey

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 236 PAGES

The vivid account of a 1981 journey by a young English poet searching for ancient Buddhist traditions in remote Ladakh. (HML15, $18.95)

Keep the River on Your Right

Keep the River on Your Right


by Tobias Schneebaum

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

The haunting, lyrical acount of a young man's time among the Akarama people of the Peruvian Amazon in the 1950s. (AMZ11, $14.00)

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman


by Manuel Puig

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 281 PAGES

The psychological story of a friendship between two Argentinean prisoners jailed for their subversive activity: Molina, a transgendered homosexual and Valentin, a socialist revolutionary. (ARG28, $15.95)

Land's End, A Walk in Provincetown

Land's End, A Walk in Provincetown


by Michael Cunningham

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

A brief, loving portrait of Provincetown, the town at the very tip of Cape Cod, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours. (USE254, $14.00)

The Literature of Lesbianism, A Historical Anthology From Ariosto To Stonewall

The Literature of Lesbianism, A Historical Anthology From Ariosto To Stonewall


by Terry Castle

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 1110 PAGES

This anthology brings together hundreds of literary works on the subject of female homosexuality with an astonishing and often unpredictable range of attitudes. (GAY15, $45.00)

Looking for the Gulf Motel

Looking for the Gulf Motel


by Richard Blanco

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • PAPER

Chosen by president Obama as the inaugural poet (fifth in American History), gay Cuban-American Richard Blanco traces family and emotional journeys from Cuba and Spain to Florida and Maine in this fine third collection of poems. (CBA205, $15.95)

Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir


by Mark Gevisser

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Using an apartheid-era street guide to Johannesburg as a lens, Gevisser tells the tales of people and places who have to define themselves "within, and across, and against" the city's official boundaries. (SAF361, $15.00)

Mama Day

Mama Day


by Gloria Naylor

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 312 PAGES

A glorious novel populated by the vibrant inhabitants, especially the women, of Willow Springs -- a fictional barrier island off the Atlantic coast between Georgia and South Carolina. (USS23, $15.95)

Marks of Identity

Marks of Identity


by Juan Goytisolo | Gregory Rabassa

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

Banned under Franco, this is the story of a man struggling to get along without love for his country or himself. The author has written a number of novels concerning Spain on the periphery of the Western and Islamic worlds. (SPN25, $15.00)

Marsden Hartley, The Biography of an American Artist


by Townsend Ludington

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

A biography of the troubled American modernist painter. (USE185, $39.50)

Memoirs of Hadrian

Memoirs of Hadrian


by Marguerite Yourcenar

  • LITERATURE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

A beautifully written, powerful novel, which takes the form of letters by Roman Emperor Hadrian (A.D. 76-138) to Marcus Aurelius. (GRE133, $16.00)

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde


by Richard Ellman

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 680 PAGES

The definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Oscar Wilde. A vivid picture both of his flamboyant life and his tremendous literary accomplishments. (IRE33, $24.00)

Our Caribbean, Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles

Our Caribbean, Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles


by Thom Glave

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

An ecclectic collection of stories by gay and lesbian Caribbean writers, ranging from accessible to academic and written between 1956 and 2005. (CRB224, $28.95)

Paradiso

Paradiso


by Jose Lezama Lima | Gregory Rabassa

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 478 PAGES

A mesmerizingly baroque, wonderfully strange novel. There is no obvious narrative structure although much of this excellent book is set in Cuba, the writer's homeland, where the publication of this book in 1966 caused huge controversy. (CRB128, $16.50)

Passions of the Cut Sleeve, The Male Homosexual Tradition in China

Passions of the Cut Sleeve, The Male Homosexual Tradition in China


by Bret Hinsch

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A well-written, scholarly survey of the traditions of same-sex male love in Chinese literature. (CHN167, $31.95)

The Poetry of Michelangelo: An Annotated Translation

The Poetry of Michelangelo: An Annotated Translation


by James M. Saslow

  • LITERATURE
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 559 PAGES

A scholarly, richly informative selection of Michelangelo's writing. (ART30, $52.00)

Queer Sites, Gay Urban Histories Since 1600

Queer Sites, Gay Urban Histories Since 1600


by David Higgs

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A scholarly history of the gay subculture in London, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Paris, Lisbon and Moscow. (WLD32, $45.95)

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe


by John Boswell

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Same-sex rituals from ancient times through the Middle Ages. (EUR51, $18.95)

Singing from the Well


by Reinaldo Arenas

  • LITERATURE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A poignant novel of coming of age in rural Cuba, based loosely on the author's own experience coming of age in Cuba just before the revolution. (CBA51, $16.00)

Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing

Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing


by Gillian Kendall

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 219 PAGES

A diverse collection of emerging lesbian writers on places, people and mostly travels. (TVL36, $19.95)

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties

Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation, A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties and Thirties


by Noel Riley Fitch

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 447 PAGES

A vivid portrait of life among intellectual expatriates in post-WWI Paris. (FRN92, $21.95)

The Two Hotel Francforts

The Two Hotel Francforts


by David Leavitt

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 272 PAGES

A fast-paced psychological novel set in Lisbon during the summer of 1940 that centers on the sexual relationship between two men who, along with their wives, are fleeing Europe in the midst of the war. (PGL118, $25.00)

Voices of Modern Greece, Selected Poems

Voices of Modern Greece, Selected Poems


by Edmund Keeley | Philip Sherrard

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1982
  • PAPER
  • 203 PAGES

A selection of works by modern masters of Greek verse, edited and translated by two noted scholars. (GRE97, $35.00)

Women of the Left Bank, Paris 1900-1940

Women of the Left Bank, Paris 1900-1940


by Shari Benstock

  • HISTORY
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 566 PAGES

A well-researched and insightful look at important women in the Lost Generation. (FRN98, $50.00)

 

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