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In the years following World War II, a small group of gay writers established themselves as literary power players, fueling cultural changes that would resonate for decades to come, and transforming the American literary landscape forever. Here, novelist Bram brilliantly chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing.
Parking: Lots one block north and one block east; street parking (meters free after 7pm)
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Location: Street: Left Bank Books - Central West End (downstairs) Additional: 399 N. Euclid Ave. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63108 Country: United States (añadidos desde IndieBound)… (más)
Free Library of Philadelphia - Edmund White - Jack Holmes and His Friend - Christopher Bram - Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Jack Holmes & His Friend Edmund White Called a literary lion of the gay world, Edmund White is best known for his autobiographical novels in which unabashed hedonism thrives, including A Boy's Own Story and The Beautiful Room is Empty. A chronicler of gay life since the 1970s, White helped define the nascent parameters of gay culture. He is the author of the novel Hotel de Dream, several essays and biographies—including Jean Genet's—and the 1980 travelogue States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, which crystallized the time period just before the AIDS crisis. He is also the co-author of the pioneering 1977 book, The Joy of Gay Sex. Jack Holmes and his friend is the story of a decades-long friendship between two men that charts the sexual revolution from both gay and straight perspectives. Eminent outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America Christopher Bram In the years following World War II, a first wave of gay literary power players—Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, and Truman Capote among them—fueled changes that transformed the cultural landscape of the United States. In Eminent outlaws, novelist Christopher Bram chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing and the cross-currents, feuds, and subversive energies that provoked these pioneers. Bram is the author of nine novels, including Gods and Monsters, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave. A Guggenheim Fellow and winner of the 2003 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, Bram has written for a broad range of publications, including Out, Premiere, and Architectural Digest. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) This is a FREE event; no tickets or reservations are required. For more information, please call 215-567-4341, or click here
Location: Street: Free Library of Philadelphia Additional: 1901 Vine Street City: Philadelphia, Province: Pennsylvania Postal Code: 19103-5207 Country: United States (añadidos desde IndieBound)… (más)
They'll be discussing Christopher Bram's novel, The Lives of the Circus Animals.Come a few minutes early, before the store closes at 7 pm, so people won't have to race downstairs to let you in. (booksense)
Books Inc. in the Castro in association with the SF LGBT Center and 3DB Café is pleased to announce our next Book Group selection: Exiles in America by Christophher Bram
Zack Knowles, a psychologist, and Daniel Wexler, an art teacher at a college in Virginia, have been together for twenty-one years. In the fall of 2002, a few months before the Iraq War, a new artist in residence, Abbas Rohani, arrives with his Russian wife, Elena, and their two children. But Abbas is not quite what he seems, and he begins an affair with Daniel. Soon politics intrude upon two families thrown together by love, threatening the future of both in ways no one could have predicted. A novel that explores how the personal becomes political, "Exiles in America" offers an intimate look at the meaning of marriage, gay and straight.
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Our next Book Group meeting is Wednesday, May 21st at 7 PM at the Three Dollar Bill Café at the LGBT Center, 1800 Market St. (@ Octavia). As always, I'd like everyone to come with any observations they may have as well as at least one question to pose to the group. Also, please come equipped with any title suggestions for our next joint venture. Hope to see you there. The Center/Books Inc. Book Group is free and open to everyone. We encourage inclusiveness and promote diversity. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.
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Books Inc. is a locally owned and operated independent bookseller with 10 locations in California. Books Inc.’s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt, renamed and became Books Inc., as we know it today, in 1946.
Today, with 10 Stores and 200 employees, Books Inc. serves as a shining example that independent bookselling can survive and prosper, even if we must dance among the elephants.
This Event is Free at the Three Dollar Bill Café within the SF LGBT Center Sponsored by Books Inc. 2275 Market St. San Francisco 94114 For Questions:415.864.6777 or on the web at www.booksinc.net and www.myspace.com/booksinccastro (amadeus06)… (más)
Ubicación del evento: 3 Dollar Bill Cafe @ LGBT Center 1800 Market st.