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A Confederacy of Dunces (Evergreen Book) von John Kennedy Toole
"A Confederacy of Dunces" was given to me as a gift. I was wary after reading the critical quotes on the cover proclaiming it "the funniest book you'll ever read!" Yeah, right, I thought. Feeling properly skeptical, I sat down to read. And read, and read. And then I started to laugh! By the last chapter, I was both laughing and weeping, and overcome with wonder at the brilliance, the oh-so-carefully plotted genius, of Toole's tale and his colorful characters. Never has critical opinion so UNDERSTATED the marvelous, entertaining quality of a work of fiction! Yes, New Orleans (and the rest of the world) have changed greatly in the thirty-odd years since this book… Mehr dazu
The Dancer from the Dance: A Novel (Plume Contempo&hellip von Andrew Holleran
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Often cited as "the" gay novel of the post-Stonewall generation, "Dancer From the Dance" is a lyrical account of the frenetic life of gay men caught up in the hard-partying "circuit" of Manhattan and Fire Island in the mid-1970's. Hollaran's enigmatic protagonist, Anthony Malone, is a man of nearly unearthly masculine beauty who has left his unloved profession as a lawyer to pursue a life of lust and pleasure in his personal, endless search for love. Poetic, and often moving, the novel paints a colorful picture of a pack of driven hedonists, endlessly in quest of "the perfect man", moving through discos, bars, bathhouses, and parties of almost… Mehr dazu
George Cukor: A Double Life von Patrick McGilligan
George Cukor: A Double Life von Patrick McGilligan
Very solid biography of the director, George Cukor, covering his long life and career. McGilligan does well covering the dual nature of Cukor's personality, how his homosexuality both colored and hindered his film projects. Very well researched, the book vividly portrays the Hollywood gay society of the 30's - 50's and does well analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of both Cukor and his films. McGilligan is not balanced in his judgments on the films, however. He denigrates many of Cukor's more popular works ("The Women") and lavishes praise on the director's own favorites (the overrated "Adam's Rib"). His assessment of the much-debated firing of Cukor from… Mehr dazu