Browsing: Campiana

March-April 2014

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Death in Venice, California is McCabe’s homage to Thomas Mann’s 1912 novella. Like Gustav von Aschenbach, Frame is an aging writer who finds himself facing a crisis of the spirit …

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A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity across the World by R. B. Parkinson Columbia. 128 pages, $19.95 Editor’s Note: This review is an edited transcript of a…More

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Falling into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home by Catherine Reid Beacon Press. 184 pages, $24.95 FOR THOSE OF US who grew up city-side, the idea of discovering…More

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Carl van Vechten receives the copious and discriminating biographical analysis he has long needed, in the form of The Tastemaker, an exceptional publication and Edward White’s first book.

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The Leonard Bernstein Letters Edited by Nigel Simeone Yale.  606 pages, $38. EDITOR Nigel Simeone has selected some 650 letters for this collection of Leonard Bernstein’s correspondence over…More

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Bitter Eden by Tatamkhulu Afrika Picador. 232 pages, $25. HIGHLY ACCLAIMED when it was published in the UK in 2002, Bitter Eden is a novel by a South…More

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Strub covers a lot of highly personal ground in Body Counts. Gay men his age lost staggering numbers of friends, on a scale otherwise known only to wartime soldiers. It was the kind of loss that soldiers famously find hard to discuss; maybe this is a reason that relatively few AIDS memoirs have been published so far.

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Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally John Golden Theatre, New York City TERRENCE MCNALLY has become the American theater’s great poet of the urgency of interpersonal relationships. “We…More

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The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy Liveright (Norton). 752 pages, $35. YOU BEGIN to get at the problem of James Purdy by noting, as almost everyone writing…More

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THE WORLD’S FIRST gay comic strip was arguably Harry Chess: That Man from A.U.N.T.I.E., which first appeared in the Philadelphia homophile publication Drum from 1965 to ’66. The strip…More