Cavafy, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets―that illuminates the complex relationship of art, life, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity. A perfect book. Edmund white, author of a boy's own story and genet: a biographyin june 1897, the young Constantine Cavafy arrives in Paris on the last stop of a long European tour, a trip that will deeply shape his future and push him toward his poetic inclination.
What's Left of the Night #ad - With this lyrical novel, tinged with a hallucinatory eroticism that unfolds over three unforgettable days, celebrated Greek author Ersi Sotiropoulos depicts Cavafy in the midst of a journey of self-discovery across a continent on the brink of massive change.
Leading Men: A NovelViking #ad - In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.
Ten years later, frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives.
Leading Men: A Novel #ad - Casts a spell right from the start. Dwight garner, the New York Times"A timeless and heartbreaking love story. Celeste ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere"An extraordinary book. Lauren groff, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s italyin july of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, author of FloridaIlluminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, Italy, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress.
. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U. S.
Pennsylvania StationLethe Press #ad - Manhattan, 1962. Frederick bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets curt, his family, a vibrant, he is overtaken by passions he hasn't felt in years, putting everything he cares about--his friends, immature gay activist more than half his age, his career and reputation--at risk.
As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life. Award-winning author Patrick E. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-twentieth-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change.
Lie With Me: A NovelScribner #ad - What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. The advocate’s best gay novel of 2019 a new york times book review editor’s choice o, the oprah magazine’s best lgbtq books that'll change the literary landscape in 2019 The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Books You’ll Want to Read this Spring Out's Best Queer Books of April 2019 TheSkimm’s LGBTQ+ books to celebrate Pride THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER “Stunning and heart-gripping.
André aciman, bestselling french novel by philippe besson—“the french brokeback mountain” Elle—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, author of Call Me By Your Name The award-winning, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald.
Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, carrying on a passionate, they steal time to meet in secret, world-altering affair. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. Dazzlingly rendered in english by ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.
Lie With Me: A Novel #ad - We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside.
The Final Retreat: A NovelSylph Editions #ad - Beautifully produced, the Final Retreat is a visual and creative masterpiece that will linger in the mind like a haunting melody. . At the heart of the final retreat lies the question of how far the idea of a priest as a ‘wounded healer’ can be stretched. It is written as a diary-cum-memoir by father Joseph, who is sent on an eight-day silent retreat by his kindly, a middle-aged priest whose faith and life are in tatters, sympathetic bishop.
Ideas are deliberately left incomplete. Page after page, exploring the state of his soul, the loss of his vocation, his sexual addiction, and the events which are destroying his life. Apart from short daily meetings with a spiritual director, he speaks to no one. Melodies are hinted at rather than fully sung.
The Final Retreat: A Novel #ad - But he writes. Hough leaves readers to fill in the blanks and experience the work through their own unique perspectives. Influenced by stephen hough’s other life as a concert pianist and composer, the book’s structure echoes a complex musical composition, with returning themes and motifs as the story unfolds.
The Inheritance Faber DramaFaber & Faber #ad - You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend. A generation after the height of the aids crisis, the different kinds of love?matthew Lopez's The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, London, in March 2018.
The play transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre, London, in September 2018.
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A HistorySt. Martin's Press #ad - In intimate, who tells it, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, evocative, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Through them, when brooklyn was Queer brings Brooklyn’s queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic. The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History #ad - Named one of the best lgbtq books of 2019 by harper's bazaar*** "A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture. Kirkus reviews, starred“A boisterous, motley new history. Entertaining and insightful. The new york times book reviewhugh ryan’s when brooklyn was queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond.
Not only has brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history―a great forgetting. Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time.
Find Me: A NovelFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name.
Find me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies. In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, and the book became a much-loved, the graduate student with whom he falls in love. An exceptionally beautiful book” Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review.
Find Me: A Novel #ad - . In find me, aciman shows us elio’s father, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, Samuel, who has become a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to paris, where he, while oliver, too, has a consequential affair, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street: NYC Polaroids 1975-1983Damiani #ad - Now, some 44 years later, we get a first look at another extraordinary collection of Bianchi’s Polaroids, taken in his East 9th St apartment. Whereas fire island offers an expansive communal experience situated on a sunny sand bar out in the Atlantic under huge open skies, Bianchi’s New York apartment was an intimate, track-lit den, a safe stage where he and his friends played out erotic night games.
Its success led to producing numerous monographs, Deep Sex, including On the Couch, In Defense of Beauty and Fire Island Pines. Playful, nostalgic and sexy, tom bianchi: 63 E 9th Street is an essential companion book to Fire Island Pines and an important document of urban gay life. Tom bianchi was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1970
In 1984, he was given his first solo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival. He became a corporate attorney, eventually working with Columbia Pictures in New York, painting and drawing on weekends. After bianchi’s partner died of aids in 1988, he turned his focus to photography, producing Out of the Studio, a candid portrayal of gay intimacy.
Tom Bianchi: 63 E 9th Street: NYC Polaroids 1975-1983 #ad - Intimate erotic portraits from the fire island Pines photographerIn 1975 Tom Bianchi moved to New York City, working at Columbia Pictures as in-house counsel. Columbia gave bianchi a polaroid sx – 70 camera, which he took to the Pines on summer weekends; those pictures became the 2013 book Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975–1983.
Anima SacraRhino Warner Classics #ad - The debut album from countertenor jakub józef orliński – born in warsaw, trained at new York’s Juilliard School, and 2016 winner of the Metropolitan Opera's prestigious National Council Auditions – Anima sacra features what are believed to be world premiere recordings of eight Baroque arias, notably by composers of the Neapolitan school.
Orliński is partnered by Il pomo d’oro conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.
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Official selection: cannes critics week & new directors/new films film festivalSAUVAGE / WILD, Camille Vidal-Naquet's riveting and vibrant erotic journey of a 22-year-old male prostitute named Leo, features a stunning performance from Félix Maritaud BPM. Will leo choose his freedom and the dangers that come with it, or the comforts of a stable relationship? After all, in this unpredictable world, who knows where he'll end up? Shrink-wrapped.