An Underground Life

The Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin
Author: Gad Beck,Frank Heibert
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299165048
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

You're Not from Around Here, Are You?

A Lesbian in Small-Town America
Author: Louise A. Blum
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299170936
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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This is a funny, moving story about life in a small town, from the point of view of a pregnant lesbian. Louise A. Blum, author of the critically acclaimed novel Amnesty, now tells the story of her own life and her decision to be out, loud, and pregnant. Mixing humor with memorable prose, Blum recounts how a quiet, conservative town in an impoverished stretch of Appalachia reacts as she and a local woman, Connie, fall in love, move in together, and determine to live their life together openly and truthfully. The town responds in radically different ways to the couple’s presence, from prayer vigils on the village green to a feature article in the family section of the local newspaper. This is a cautionary, wise, and celebratory tale about what it’s like to be different in America—both the good and the bad. A depiction of small town life with all its comforts and its terrors, this memoir speaks to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider in America. Blum tells her story with a razor wit and deft precision, a story about two "girls with grit," and the child they decide to raise, right where they are, in small town America.

Secret Places

My Life in New York and New Guinea
Author: Tobias Schneebaum
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299169909
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 158
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In the swamps of Asmat in West New Guinea, Tobias Schneebaum--traveler, writer, painter, explorer--finds the way of life that suits him best. Secret Places reels readers into a world of storytellers and sorcerers, cannibals and carvers, a place where Schneebaum discovers his soulmates and his own soul. Looking back at a life of wild adventure, Schneebaum seeks in Secret Places to intertwine the varied strands of his experience, pondering the parallel universes of his experience as a gay Jewish New Yorker and his years among the Asmat. The result illuminates both worlds--as when he juxtaposes the Asmat celebration of the spirits of the dead with a New York City plagued by AIDS and its own sad spirits.

Cleopatra's Wedding Present

Travels Through Syria
Author: Robert Tewdwr Moss
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299192907
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 245
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Cleopatra’s Wedding Present is the rare book that captivates its reader from the first page. Like the best travel books, Robert Tewdwr Moss’s memoir of his travels through Syria resonates on many levels: as a profoundly telling vivisection of Middle Eastern society, a chilling history of ethnic crimes, a picaresque adventure story, a purely entertaining travelogue, and a poignant romance. Tewdwr Moss, a brilliant young writer who was murdered in London the day after he finished this book, left this lyrical gem as his legacy. He adeptly captures an essence of the Middle East that is foreign to most of us, but which becomes real with his astute observations of the region’s culture and explosive politics. He conveys what so many westerners find both fascinating and frightening in the Middle East, making no attempt to mask circumstances that are appalling and dangerous while also exotic, beautiful, and sometimes very funny. Mesopotamia, now present-day Syria, was part of Mark Anthony’s love gift to Cleopatra. Then and now, it is a land of mystery and love. The Wisconsin edition is only for sale in the United States and it's dependencies.

The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag

And Other Intimate Literary Portraits of the Bohemian Era
Author: Edward Field
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299213234
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 302
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Long before Stonewall, young Air Force veteran Edward Field, fresh from combat in WWII, threw himself into New York’s literary bohemia, searching for fulfillment as a gay man and poet. In this vivid account of his avant-garde years in Greenwich Village and the bohemian outposts of Paris’s Left Bank and Tangier—where you could write poetry, be radical, and be openly gay—Field opens the closet door to reveal, as never been seen before, some of the most important writers of his time. Here are young, beautiful Susan Sontag sitting at the feet of her idol Alfred Chester, who shrewdly plotted to marry her; May Swenson and her two loves; Paul and Jane Bowles in their ambiguous marriage; Frank O’Hara in and out of bed; Fritz Peters, the anointed son of Gurdjieff; and James Baldwin, Isabel Miller (Patience and Sarah), Tobias Schneebaum, Robert Friend, and many others. With its intimate portraits, Field’s memoir brings back a forgotten era—postwar bohemia—bawdy, comical, romantic, sad, and heroic.

Wild Man


Author: Tobias Schneebaum
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299193447
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 243
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Part autobiographical journal, part social-historical novel, Wild Mantracks Tobias Schneebaum's fascinating and almost epic life story, from his earliest contemplation of homoerotic desire through his life in Peru, Borneo, and beyond. A young man from New York, Schneebaum "disappeared" in 1955 on the eastern slopes of the Andes. He was, in actuality, living for more than a year among the remote Harakhambut people, discovering a way of being that was strange, primitive, and powerfully attractive to him. This longing to find the "wild man" in other cultures-and in himself-eventually led him on an odyssey through South America, India, Tibet, Africa, Borneo, New Guinea, and Southeast Asia. He lived among isolated forest peoples, including headhunters and cannibals, in regions where few, if any, white men had ever been.

Body, Remember

A Memoir
Author: Kenny Fries
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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In this poetic, introspective memoir, Kenny Fries illustrates his intersecting identities as gay, Jewish, and disabled. While learning about the history of his body through medical records and his physical scars, Fries discovers just how deeply the memories and psychic scars run. As he reflects on his relationships with his family, his compassionate doctor, the brother who resented his disability, and the men who taught him to love, he confronts the challenges of his life. Body, Remember is a story about connection, a redemptive and passionate testimony to one man’s search for the sources of identity and difference.

Outbound

Finding a Man, Sailing an Ocean
Author: William Storandt
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299174606
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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Outbound is the story of two voyages: an Atlantic crossing in the 33-foot cutter Clarity , bound for Scotland; and the hard voyage of self-discovery that finally brought Bill Storandt to his life partner. Storandt’s account of the adventure he had carefully planned with longtime partner Brian Forsyth and their friend Bob soon turns into a white-knuckled sailing tale, as they encounter a fierce storm four hundred miles from the Irish coast that tests their courage and all their sailing skills. The sea story, vividly evoking life in a small boat on a big ocean, is interwoven with Storandt’s flashbacks to his earlier life. Outbound delivers its share of excitement, but it’s also a moving reflection on how circuitous our paths can be, even when the destination is clear and beckoning.

Out


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gay men
Page: N.A
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Bryher

two novels : Development and Two selves
Author: Bryher
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
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Bryher is perhaps best known today as the lifelong partner of the poet H.D. She was, however, a central figure in modernist and avant-garde cultural experimentation in the early twentieth century; a prolific producer of poetry, novels, autobiography, and criticism; and an intimate and patron of such modernist artists as Gertrude Stein, Marianne Moore, and Dorothy Richardson. Bryher's own path-breaking writing has remained largely neglected, long out of print, and inaccessible to those interested in her oeuvre. Now, for the first time since their original publication in the early 1920s, two of Bryher's pioneering works of fictionalized autobiography, titled Development and Two Selves, are reprinted in one volume for a new audience of readers, scholars, and critics.Blending poetry, prose, and autobiographical details, Development and Two Selves together constitute a compelling bildungsroman that is among the first ever to follow a young woman's process of coming out. Through the fictionalized character Nancy, the novels trace Bryher's life through her childhood and young adulthood, giving the reader an account of the development of a unique lesbian, feminist, and modernist consciousness. Bryher: Two Novels recovers significant work by one of the first experimenters of the modernist movement and is a welcome reintroduction of the enigmatic Bryher.

Kaltblütig


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992340
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

Berlins Drittes Geschlecht


Author: Magnus Hirschfeld
Publisher: E-Artnow
ISBN: 9788027313402
Category: Sex
Page: 44
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Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) war ein deutscher Arzt, Sexualforscher und Mitbegründer der ersten Homosexuellen-Bewegung. Aus dem Buch: "So galt ich noch mit 15 Jahren, und zwar mit Recht, unter meinen Kameraden für >unschuldigUnschuld

Aimée und Jaguar

Ein Liebesgeschichte, Berlin 1943
Author: Erica Fischer
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462307630
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Ein Welterfolg – Die Liebesgeschichte von Aimée & Jaguar»Wer anfängt zu lesen, hört nicht mehr auf. So fesselnd liest sich die ungewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte von Lilly und Felice.«Der Tagesspiegel In der Verfilmung von Max Färberböck – die auf diesem Buch basiert – mit Juliane Köhler und Maria Schrader in den Hauptrollen wurde die Geschichte von Aimée und Jaguar weltweit bekannt. Berlin 1942. Lilly Wust, 29, verheiratet, vier Kinder, führt das Leben von Millionen deutscher Frauen. Doch dann lernt sie die 21-jährige Felice Schragenheim kennen.Es ist Liebe fast auf den ersten Blick. Aimée & Jaguar schmieden Zukunftspläne, schreiben einander Gedichte, Liebesbriefe, schließen einen Ehevertrag. Als Jaguar-Felice ihrer Geliebten gesteht, dass sie Jüdin ist, bindet dieses gefährliche Geheimnis die beiden Frauen noch enger aneinander. Doch ihr Glück währt nur kurz. Am 21. August 1944 wird die Jüdin Felice verhaftet und deportiert. Erica Fischer ließ sich von der 80-jährigen Lilly Wust die Geschichte erzählen und verarbeitete sie zu einem eindringlichen Zeugnis. Nach Erscheinen des Buches 1994 meldeten sich weitere Zeitzeuginnen, und so konnte in der vorliegenden Ausgabe neues Material hinzugefügt werden.

Und Gad ging zu David

die Erinnerungen des Gad Beck 1923 bis 1945
Author: Gad Beck,Frank Heibert
Publisher: Edition Dia
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 189
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Der Dschungel


Author: Upton Sinclair (Schriftsteller, USA)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293206649
Category:
Page: 416
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On the Move

Mein Leben
Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644040818
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Oliver Sacks war der berühmteste Neurologe der Welt. Mit seinen Fallgeschichten hat er uns einen neuen Blick auf Krankheiten und Abweichungen gelehrt: Was bei einem Patienten auf den ersten Blick als Störung erscheint, ermöglicht oft besondere Fähigkeiten der Wahrnehmung. Mit diesem Buch hat Sacks eine von fesselnder Energie getriebene Autobiographie vorgelegt. Ehrlich und anrührend beschreibt er die wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebens – das enge Großbritannien der Nachkriegszeit, das anarchische Kalifornien der frühen Sechziger, schließlich das ewig pulsierende New York. Ob er in der Forschung tätig ist oder in der klinischen Praxis, konstant bleiben die Begeisterung für die Arbeit mit den Patienten und das Schreiben darüber. Gerühmt für seine feinsinnigen Fallgeschichten, analysiert Sacks hier seinen eigenen Fall: Er erzählt von erfüllter und unerfüllter Liebe, der Beziehung zu seiner jüdischen Medizinerfamilie, zeitweiliger Drogensucht und exzessivem Bodybuilding und von unbändigen Glücksgefühlen auf den Road Trips durch die Weiten Nordamerikas. Die Lebensbilanz eines außergewöhnlichen Mediziners – und das Meisterwerk eines großartigen Erzählers.