Browsing: Election 2016

Sept-Oct 2016

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The debate over Lincoln’s sexuality provoked sharp reactions among academics. As far as I know, most of the writers in question haven’t revisited their assessments. Strozier now proves an exception with a new book: Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed.

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Outside of Convention The Republican National Convention seemed equally divided between vitriol and wrath, but at least some of the delegates were having a good time, and the result…More

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John Boswell’s Precursors: An Exchange To the Editor: In his homage to John Boswell in the May-June issue, Brian Bromberger failed to mention one of the three books that was…More

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THE ELECTION looms. No doubt you are either checking the poll numbers on 538.com and the mini-scandals on Politico on an hourly basis, or you’re studiously avoiding the whole…More

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AS I GET OLDER, I am losing hope that I will outlive the need for an article about the impact a forthcoming election will have on GLBT people. At…More

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Black Sheep Boy: A Novel in Stories by Martin Pousson Rare Bird Books. 208 pages, $22. MARTIN POUSSON knows Cajun Acadiana, which he probed in his 2002…More

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Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 294 pages, $26. THIS ENGAGING, highly literate second novel by Darryl Pinckney follows a young gay black man’s…More

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Infidels is perhaps best read after being introduced to Taïa’s earlier work in translation. In its multiple first-person voices, Taïa has certainly moved into new and challenging narrative territory. Like his previous work, Infidels is short and austere. He has created in Slima a memorable woman, neither a victim nor exactly a martyr. She is a force, seeking salvation on her own terms.

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