Literature and Homosexuality

Literature and Homosexuality
Author: Michael J. Meyer
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9789042005297
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature and Homosexuality Book Excerpt:

Contains 13 essays, mostly written by American university-based professors of English, Hispanic language and literature, and women's studies, focusing on a variety of themes relating to lesbian and gay literature and the work of gay and lesbian authors. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

James Baldwin

James Baldwin
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0791093654
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Baldwin Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays presenting critiques and analysis of the major works of the African American author.

The Politics of Exile

The Politics of Exile
Author: Bryan R. Washington
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9781555532093
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Exile Book Excerpt:

In The Politics of Exile, Bryan R. Washington connects contemporary critical theory to issues of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and sexual repression in their works, including Daisy Miller, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, Giovanni's Room, and Another Country.

From Harlem to Paris

From Harlem to Paris
Author: Michel Fabre
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780252063640
Category: African American authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Harlem to Paris Book Excerpt:

This academic study uses accounts from more than 60 African American writers--Countee Cullen, James Baldwin, Chester Himes et al.--to explain why they were more readily accepted socially in Paris than in America. Fabre (The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright) shows that French/black American affinity started in pre-Civil War New Orleans (and not, as the title suggests, in Harlem), when illegitimate mulattos with inheritances from French slave-owners sent their children to Paris to be educated. The book concludes that acceptance and appreciation of black Americans were based largely of French distaste both for white Americans, whom the French found egotistical, and for black Africans, with whom the French had a bitter "mutual colonial history."

Giovanni s Room

Giovanni s Room
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN: 9781841593722
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giovanni s Room Book Excerpt:

'Until I die there will be those moments, moments seeming to rise up out of the ground like Macbethâe(tm)s witches, when his face will come before me, that face in all its changes, when the exact timbre of his voice and tricks of his speech will nearly burst my ears, when his smell will overpower my nostrils...' Giovanni's Room is set in the Paris of the 1950s, where a young American expatriate finds himself caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality. David has just proposed marriage to his American girlfriend, but while she is away on a trip he becomes involved in a doomed affair with a bartender named Giovanni. With sharp, probing insight, James Baldwin's classic narrative delves into the mystery of love and tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

Jesuit Postmodern

Jesuit Postmodern
Author: Francis Xavier Clooney
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780739114018
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesuit Postmodern Book Excerpt:

In Jesuit Postmodern, Francis X. Clooney has gathered nine American Jesuit scholars teaching at universities to reflect on their scholarly work, why they engage in it, and how the work they do coheres with their self-understanding as Jesuits. In accounts that weave together scholarly lives and personal stories, the contributors to this volume explore the irreducible diversity of their experiences and criticize the dominant modern synthesis that shaped Jesuit institutions of higher education from the 1960s to the 1990s. While the contrapuntal display of voices enunciated in this collection will unsettle the conventional and still dominant ways of talking about Jesuits, scholarship, and religious intellectual inquiry, Jesuit Postmodern does not end the conversation, but pushes scholars to talk more critically and imaginatively.

A History of the African American Novel

A History of the African American Novel
Author: Valerie Babb
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN: 1107061725
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the African American Novel Book Excerpt:

This History is intended for a broad audience seeking knowledge of how novels interact with and influence their cultural landscape. Its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to those interested in novels and film, graphic novels, novels and popular culture, transatlantic blackness, and the interfacing of race, class, gender, and aesthetics.

The African American Century

The African American Century
Author: Henry Louis Gates,Cornel West
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2002-02-05
ISBN: 0684864150
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African American Century Book Excerpt:

Profiles one hundred influential African Americans who helped shape the history of the twentieth century, including revered figures in the fields of music, literature, sports, science, politics, and the civil rights movement.

Giovanni s Room

Giovanni s Room
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 1101907746
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giovanni s Room Book Excerpt:

Set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris, this groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is "a book that belongs in the top rank of fiction" (The Atlantic). Introduction by Colm Tóibín. David is a young American expatriate who has just proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Hella. While she is away on a trip, David meets a bartender named Giovanni to whom he is drawn in spite of himself. Soon the two are spending the night in Giovanni’s curtainless room, which he keeps dark to protect their privacy. But Hella’s return to Paris brings the affair to a crisis, one that rapidly spirals into tragedy. Caught between his repressed desires and conventional morality, David struggles for self-knowledge during one long, dark night—“the night which is leading me to the most terrible morning of my life.” With sharp, probing insight, Giovanni's Room tells an impassioned, deeply moving story that lays bare the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

Out of Context

Out of Context
Author: Michaela Bronstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190655399
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Context Book Excerpt:

Introduction: Works for other times -- Rescue work: innovation and continuity in modernist fiction -- Character and identity -- What chronology demands of us -- Needing to narrate -- Modernism today, or, The author becomes a character

Great Short Books

Great Short Books
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 1982180072
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Short Books Book Excerpt:

A delightful, entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time from a bestselling historian, author, and lifelong reader. Fall back into the joys of literature with an extraordinary book for book lovers: a compulsively readable, deeply engaging list of great short novels. A journey into short fiction designed with our contemporary attention spans in mind, Great Short Books suggests fifty-eight excellent short novels, all easily readable in a week or less—a “baker’s dozen” approach to a fun, fascinating year of reading. From hard-boiled fiction to magical realism, the 18th century to the present day, Great Short Books spans genres, cultures, countries, and time to present an enchanting and diverse selection of acclaimed and canonical novels. From works in translation like Yu Miri’s ​Tokyo Ueno Station and Marguerite Duras’s The Lover to popular, acclaimed authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stephen King, this compilation is a celebration of classics from the historic to contemporary—plus a few bestsellers. Each entry includes the novel’s opening lines, a spoiler-free plot summary, a “why you should read it” section, and suggestions for what to read next. Just like browsing in your favorite bookstore, this eclectic collection is a fun and practical book for any passionate reader hoping to broaden their collection—or anyone who wants to find an entertaining and effortless reentry into reading.

The New York Times Footsteps

The New York Times  Footsteps
Author: New York Times
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 0804189854
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Footsteps Book Excerpt:

A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.

Multiculturalism in Transit

Multiculturalism in Transit
Author: Klaus J. Milich,Jeffrey Peck
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 273
Release: 1998-12-01
ISBN: 1789206014
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiculturalism in Transit Book Excerpt:

Multiculturalism is one of the most controversial topics in both the United States and Germany.This interdisciplinary collection of essays by German scholars in American Studies and American scholars in German Studies analyze the "other" from this dual perspective and from their respective disciplines such as literary and cultural studies, political science, anthropology,and history. More particularly they examine multiculturalism in terms of national and ethnic identities, as well as gender and race, and look at the disciplines and institutions that produce and legitimize discourses on subjects such as minority literatures, feminism, and the notion of foreignness itself. What becomes clear is the fact that careful attention must be paid to the particular conditions and different ideological concepts that shape this term, i.e., the "national" historical, political, social, and institutional contexts in which it appears, circulates, and accrues meanings. Contributors: G. Welz, T. Brennan, B. Ostendorf, R. Hof, S. Lennox, A. Koenen, F. Hajek, C.Gersdorf, G. H. Lenz, F. Trommler, H. C. Seeba, A. Seyhan, A. Hornung, B. Thomas, G. O. Kvistad, H.-J. Puhle

Outsider Citizens

Outsider Citizens
Author: Sarah Relyea
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2169
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN: 113548872X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outsider Citizens Book Excerpt:

Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality––the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis to the representation of newly emerging public identities. Relyea offers the first book-length study bringing together Wright and Beauvoir to reveal their common sources and concerns. Relyea's discussion begins with Native Son and then examines Wright's postwar exile in France and his engagement with existentialism and psychoanalysis in The Outsider. Beauvoir met Wright during her postwar tour of America, chronicled in America Day by Day. After returning to France, Beauvoir adapted American social constructionist concepts of race as one source for her philosophical investigation of gender in The Second Sex, while also rejecting 1940s psychoanalytic theories of femininity. Relyea examines later representations of race and gender in a discussion of James Baldwin's critique of postwar American liberalism and ideals of innocence and masculinity in Giovanni's Room, which represents the remaking of white American identity through the risks of exile and the return of the gaze.

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures
Author: George Haggerty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 986
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 113558513X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Going to Meet the Man

Going to Meet the Man
Author: James Baldwin
Publsiher: New York : Dial Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going to Meet the Man Book Excerpt:

The rockpile -- The outing -- The man child -- Previous condition -- Sonny's blues -- This morning, this evening, so soon -- Come out the wilderness -- Going to meet the man.

The Furious Passage of James Baldwin

The Furious Passage of James Baldwin
Author: Fern Marja Eckman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-04-07
ISBN: 1590773217
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Furious Passage of James Baldwin Book Excerpt:

He has been called passionate and violent, cryptic and probing, hostile and eloquent. His works have been called brilliant and unbearable, poetic and documentary, classic and controversial. He is a major voice of the Civil Rights Movement. His words, which have compelled, agitated and hypnotized a nation, are now heard around the world. That is the public image of James Baldwin. But there is also an aspect of Baldwin that grew out of self-deprecation and a search for personal identity; a timorous side that his mother worried over in the presence of a step-father who would not acknowledge him, and that his teachers watched carefully because there was precocity beneath it, trying to force its way out. There was a child who thought he was ugly and useless, who was overly self-conscious about his appearance and couldn’t find the love he needed to make his own existence bearable. There is a man who claims: “I’ve been scared to death since I was born and I’ll be scared till I die. But if you’re scared to death, walk toward it.” And there is an author whose tremendous impact on American literature—and American life—has, until now, not been fully measured. Fern Marja Eckman has based this vivid book on hours and hours of taped interviews with Baldwin and with the people who are significant in his story. She presents a detailed account of Baldwin’s Harlem childhood, a portrait of the exile who returned to his country to shock it into reappraisal of its racial and sexual attitudes, and an inside view of his part in Robert Kennedy’s civil-rights meeting in 1963. Speaking with James Baldwin and probing the complex mixture of extreme hate and intense love that characterize him, she presents a profile told largely in his own words—one which is essentially Baldwin on Baldwin.

The Queer Sixties

The Queer Sixties
Author: Patricia Juliana Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-12-16
ISBN: 1136683615
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Sixties Book Excerpt:

The Queer Sixties assembles an impressive group of cultural critics to go against the grain of 1960s studies, and proposes new and different ways of the last decade before the closet doors swung open. Imbued with the zeitgeist of the 60s, this playful and powerful collection rescues the persistence of the queer imaginary.

Asylums

Asylums
Author: Erving Goffman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351327747
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asylums Book Excerpt:

A total institution is defined by Goffman as a place of residence and work where a large number of like-situated, individuals, cut off from the wider society for an appreciable period of time, together lead an enclosed, formally administered round of life. Prisons serve as a clear example, providing we appreciate that what is prison-like about prisons is found in institutions whose members have broken no laws. This volume deals with total institutions in general and, mental hospitals, in particular. The main focus is, on the world of the inmate, not the world of the staff. A chief concern is to develop a sociological version of the structure of the self. Each of the essays in this book were intended to focus on the same issue--the inmate's situation in an institutional context. Each chapter approaches the central issue from a different vantage point, each introduction drawing upon a different source in sociology and having little direct relation to the other chapters. This method of presenting material may be irksome, but it allows the reader to pursue the main theme of each paper analytically and comparatively past the point that would be allowable in chapters of an integrated book. If sociological concepts are to be treated with affection, each must be traced back to where it best applies, followed from there wherever it seems to lead, and pressed to disclose the rest of its family.

Queer Friendship

Queer Friendship
Author: George E. Haggerty
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN: 1108314287
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Friendship Book Excerpt:

Friendship in the classical world was celebrated as among the highest human achievements: nothing was more likely to lead to the divine than looking for it in the eyes of a friend. In exploring the complexities of male-male relations beyond the simple labels of sexuality, Queer Friendship shows how love between men has a rich and varied history in English literature. The friend could offer a reflection of one's own worth and a celebration of a kind of mutuality that was not connected to family or home. These same-sex friendships are memorable because they give shape to the novels of which they are a part, and question the assumption that the love between friends is different from the love between lovers. Queer Friendship explores English literary friendship in three ways: the elegiac, the erotic, and the platonic, by considering a myriad of works, including Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Tennyson's 'In Memoriam A. H. H.', and Dickens' Great Expectations.