Browsing: The Anniversary Issue

January-February 2014

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
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WHILE family memoirs are often drenched in anguish, Kamal Al-Solaylee’s Intolerable takes the genre to a new level. The Toronto-based journalist and university professor reaches back to his parents’ history, from Yemen in the ’60s through Beirut, Cairo, and back to Yemen up to the Arab Spring, in agonizing, heart-wrenching detail.

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Perv
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Perv: The Sexual Deviant in Us All by Jesse Bering Scientific American/Farrar Straus & Giroux. 268 pages, $26. THIS BOOK by Jesse Bering follows closely upon the publication…More

Just Queer Folks
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It is Colin R. Johnson’s contention in Just Queer Folks that well into the early decades of the 20th century, “what looks from today’s perspective like decidedly queer behavior was anything but uncommon or unheard of in the hinterland.”

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To Eat: A Country Life
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To Eat: A Country Life by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 194 pages, $25. IN EARLY 1970, when Joe Eck and his partner Wayne…More

Two Boys Kissing
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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Alfred A. Knopf. 200 pages, $16.99 IT HAS been just over ten years since David Levithan tossed a hot pink monkey wrench…More

The-Monk-and-the-Skeptic-Dialogues-on-Sex-Faith-and-Religion
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A LONGTIME CORRESPONDENT for National Public Radio, Frank Browning is the author of two widely discussed books in the field of gay studies: The Culture of Desire (1993) and A Queer Geography (1996). His explorations of gay history and gay identity have been praised as expansive and provocative, engaging and readable. His latest work, The Monk and the Skeptic: Dialogues on Sex, Faith, and Religion, is all of those things.

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THIS SEDUCTIVE NOVEL follows two couples in 1940 Lisbon as they await an ocean liner for America that will enable them to escape Nazi-occupied Europe with war closing in.

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Becoming a Londoner
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Becoming a Londoner deals with the physical world, social life, and David Plante’s relationship with Nikos.

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Amy Lowell Anew:  A Biography by Carl Rollyson Rowman & Littlefield 256 pages, $34. INTEREST in poet and iconoclast Amy Lowell (1874–1925) finally seems to be rising after decades…More