Browsing: May-June 2015

May-June 2015

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Miranda’s Book by Alfred Corn Eyewear Publishing. 323 pages, $20. You’ve made a killing. Going with your lover to retrieve a portfolio of art, you somehow manage to…More

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Twilight of the Belle Époque: The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War by Mary McAuliffe Rowman & Littlefield.  418 pages, $29.95 …More

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Mark Merlis has written a deeply satisfying novel, one whose voices continue to echo in your head long after you’ve finished reading it.

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Part One begins with an essay by John D’Emilio, one of the most distinguished scholars of LGBT history in America. 

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One of the old saws directed against marriage has always been that it leads to the loss of a person’s identity. Another is that it perpetuates traditional patriarchal values that many find repugnant. But, …

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The great virtue of Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies is its comprehensiveness. Pugh, a medievalist who also writes on film, details the many cinematic and televised adaptations of Capote’s novels and short stories, several of which have been filmed two or three times.

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“A camera is like a typewriter, in the sense in which you can use the machine to write a love letter, a book, or a business memo,” the photographer Duane Michals said in a 2001 interview with Italian critic Enrica Viganò, which is reproduced in Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals.

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Radiomenby Eleanor LermanThe Permanent Press. 288 pages, $11.99 Eleanor Lerman’s first book of poetry, Armed Love, published when she was 21, was a finalist for the 1973 National Book…More