A Chosen Landscape: Adventures in the Gay Academy

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#ad - Often bawdy, a chosen landscape relates the tale of a young gay professor among the pleasures, temptations, always lyric, and sometimes romantic, and hypocrisies of life at a university in the Bible Belt. In this genre a young man leaves home for the wider world in search of his fortune and some amorous exploits perhaps even a mate.

Such lyrical fables conclude in one of two ways: with a chanson about arrival in a chosen landscape or about the wayfarer’s last end. He journeys through the rich sexual country of this wickedly involuted world, usually titillated but often unsatisfied by his carnal escapades. I did. ". Enjoy the voyage as far as it goes.

A Chosen Landscape: Adventures in the Gay Academy #ad - . Whether he can discover his chosen landscape in the duplicitous society of a smug Southern academic town remains to be seen. Here follows a gay wanderer’s song cycle about his earlier years.

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A Time of Confidences: Novel of Summer

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#ad - Their adventures unfold over a period of just eight weeks that coalesce into an exquisite singularity. When we mourn our youth in later years, we do not regret our physical losses so much as our capacity for swift, generous affection and intuitive companionship. In this romantic and scenic novel of coming out, Scott Van Met journeys to Boulder, Colorado for summer school.

There he encounters the magnificent landscape of the front range and the extraordinary beauty of David Stolz. David not only guides scott through a series of hikes and climbs in the Colorado Rockies but also to a profound revelation of unexpected sexuality.

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Jews Queers Germans: A Novel

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Seven Stories Press #ad - A breathtaking historical novel that recreates the intimate milieu around germany's Kaiser Wilhelm from 1907 through the 1930s, a period of great human suffering and destruction and also of enormous freedom and creativity, a time when the remnants and artifices of the old word still mattered, and yet when art and the social sciences were pirouetting with successive revolutions in thought and style.

Set in a time when many men in the upper classes in europe were gay, kaiser wilhelm ii's closest friend, but could not be so publicly, a leading proponent of modernism, Jews Queers Germans revolves around three men: Prince Philipp von Eulenburg, who becomes the subject of a notorious 1907 trial for homosexuality; Magnus Hirschfeld, Jewish sexologist who gives testimony at the trial; and Count Harry Kessler, and the keeper of a famous set of diaries which lay out in intimate detail the major social, a famed, artistic and political events of the day and allude as well to his own homosexuality.

Jews Queers Germans: A Novel #ad - The central theme here is the gay life of a very upper crust intellectual milieu that had a real impact on the major political upheavals that would shape the modern world forever after. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The End of Eddy: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish, ” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town.

. The result—a critical and popular triumph—has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation. An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Like karl ove knausgaard or edmund white, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own.

The End of Eddy: A Novel #ad - Today i’m really gonna be a tough guy. Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors.

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The Sparsholt Affair

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Knopf #ad - In 1940, the handsome, athletic, and charismatic david sparsholt arrives at Oxford University to study engineering, unaware of his effect on others—especially on Evert Dax, the lonely son of a celebrated novelist who is destined to become a writer himself. Spanning three generations, the sparsholt Affair plumbs the ways the friendship between these two men will influence their lives—and the lives of others’—for decades to come.

Richly observed and emotionally charged, of family and legacy, this is a dazzling novel of fathers and sons, and of the longing for permanence amid life’s inevitable transience.

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Enigma Variations: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - From andré aciman, the author of call me by your name now a major motion picture and the winner of the Oscar™ for Best Adapted Screenplay comes “a sensory masterclass, absorbing, intelligent, unforgettable” Times Literary Supplement. André aciman, hailed as a writer of “fiction at its most supremely interesting” The New York Review of Books, has written a novel that charts the life of a man named Paul, whose loves remain as consuming and as covetous throughout his adulthood as they were in his adolescence.

. Whether the setting is southern italy, or on a new york sidewalk in early spring, transient, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents’ cabinetmaker, inevitably, or a snowbound campus in New England, and forever underwritten by raw desire—not for just one person’s body but, where his enduring passion for a girl he’ll meet again and again over the years is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men; whether he’s on a tennis court in Central Park, his attachments are ungraspable, for someone else’s as well.

Enigma Variations: A Novel #ad - In enigma variations, aciman maps the most inscrutable corners of passion, proving to be an unsparing reader of the human psyche and a master stylist. Ahead of every step paul takes, denials, his hopes, fears, and regrets are always ready to lay their traps. We may not always know what we want. Yet the dream of love lingers.

But sooner or later we discover who we’ve always known we were. With language at once lyrical, bare-knuckled, shimmering light over each facet of desire to probe how we ache, he casts a sensuous, and unabashedly candid, want, and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of those who may want to offer only what we crave from them.

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Reasonable Doubt Hazard and Somerset Book 5

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#ad - But things with his boyfriend and fellow detective, are never easy, John-Henry Somerset, and they’ve been more complicated lately for two reasons: Somers’s ex-wife and daughter. No matter what hazard does, he can’t seem to get away from the most important women in his boyfriend’s life. While hazard struggles with his new reality changing dirty diapers, just to start, a bizarre murder offers a distraction.

. The investigation takes the two detectives into the cult’s twisted relationships and the unswerving demands of power and faith. After almost twenty years, Emery Hazard finally has the man he loves. And as hazard struggles to protect the most vulnerable of Walden’s victims, he uncovers a deeper, more vicious plot behind Walden’s murder, and Hazard finds himself doing what he never expected: racing to save the killer.

Reasonable Doubt Hazard and Somerset Book 5 #ad - Only, that is, if Somers doesn’t need him to babysit. John oscar walden, the leader of a local cult, is found dead by the police, and the case falls to Hazard and Somers. But the deeper hazard looks into the cult, the deeper he must look into his own past, where belief and reason have already clashed once.

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Wild Animals I Have Known

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Chelsea Station Editions #ad - They left home in droves, bus, traveling by plane, Pinto or Volkswagen towards a life free from discrimination. Struggling to make ends meet, many worked in bookstores and restaurants, all the while taking advantage of a scene of sexual hedonism. Kevin bentley faithfully kept a frank, literate diary of his experiences as this generation of gay men tumbled into the era of AIDS.

In the late ’70s there was a massive migration of young gay men to San Francisco.

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Wallaçonia

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Beautiful Dreamer Press #ad - And he may make it yet: this could be the week he and his girlfriend Liz finally have sex, putting to rest any lingering doubts Jim has about what kind of guy he really is. Will jim leave the sanctuary of his imaginary Wallaçonia for the real world?  And which real world will it be, the one with Liz or the one that beckons from the bookstore?

High school senior jim Wallace faces the approaching Christmas holidays with a mixture of hope and dread. To escape the pressure,  wallaçonia, he imagines the woods and marshes around his home to be an independent country, where he is accepted and recognized as the "upright and sterling" young man people expect him to be.

Wallaçonia #ad - But then pat baxter, asks him to help out in his bookstore during the holiday rush,  a neighbor, and Jim starts making new connections - and rediscovering an old one.

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Straight Boy

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#ad - I imagined us being together, and we are, but only as friends. Or he might be the boy who breaks my heart. Straight boy is jay bell’s emotional successor to his critically acclaimed Something Like… series. And i’m pretty sure he loves me back… even though he’s straight. When i first met Carter King, I knew he was something special.

Then again, it’s worth the risk, if there’s any chance that we can be together, because Carter could be the love of my life. Best friends! i’m trying to be cool with that, even though I know he has secrets, and there have definitely been mixed signals. I don’t want a crush to ruin what we already have.

Straight Boy #ad - This full-length novel tells a story of friendship and love while skating the blurry line that often divides the two. I love him.

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Pretty Pretty Boys Hazard and Somerset Book 1

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#ad - But as the city’s only gay police officer, Hazard is placed at the center of a growing battle between powerful political forces. To his surprise, Hazard finds an unlikely ally in his partner, the former bully. Hazard’s new partner, had been one of the worst tormentors, and Hazard still wonders what Somerset’s role was in the death of Jeff Langham, John-Henry Somerset, Hazard’s first boyfriend.

When a severely burned body is discovered, Hazard finds himself drawn deeper into the case than he expects. And as they spend more time together, something starts to happen between them, something that Hazard can’t--and doesn’t want--to explain. The discovery of a second mutilated corpse, reveals clues that the two murders are linked, though, and as Hazard gets closer to answers, he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and betrayal that goes deeper--and closer to home--than he could ever expect.

Pretty Pretty Boys Hazard and Somerset Book 1 #ad - Home, brings no happy memories, though, and the ghosts of old pain are very much alive in Wahredua. Determining the identity of the dead man proves impossible, and solving the murder grows more and more unlikely. After emery hazard loses his job as a detective in Saint Louis, he heads back to his hometown--and to the local police force there.

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