Download E-books Anges batailleurs : Les écrivains gays en Amérique, de Tennessee Williams à Armistead Maupin PDF

By Christopher Bram

« La révolution homosexual fut d’abord et avant tout une révolution littéraire. » Au lendemain de l. a. Seconde Guerre mondiale, une nouvelle génération d’écrivains américains s’est imposée. Leurs noms ? Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg ou encore, plus près de nous, Christopher Isherwood, Edmund White, Tony Kushner, Armistead Maupin.

Point commun de tous ces écrivains, outre l’insolence de leur talent ? Leur homosexualité – cachée pour les uns, revendiquée pour les autres, envers et contre toutes les discriminations. Du mouvement des droits civiques à l’apparition du sida, loin des cortèges de manifestants et sans jamais avoir fait école ni sacrifié à l’esprit de chapelle, c’est par leurs œuvres que ces « anges batailleurs » ont brisé les préjugés et ouvert l. a. voie à une modernité littéraire, politique et sociale aujourd’hui encore bousculée. Dans cet essai émaillé d’anecdotes et de pix passionnants, Christopher Bram nous invite à découvrir ou à relire quelques-uns des plus grands auteurs américains sous un jour inédit. Preuve que l. a. littérature est toujours à l’avant-garde.

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Download E-books The Raven: Tales and Poems (Penguin Horror) PDF

By Edgar Allan Poe

A new six-volume sequence of the simplest in vintage horror, chosen through award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new choice of vintage stories and poems through masters of the style. integrated listed below are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of by way of Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the trendy Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales by way of Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique disguise paintings via Penguin paintings Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers can be excellent additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, delusion, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

The Raven

The Raven: stories and Poems is a landmark new anthology of Poe’s paintings, which defied conference, stunned readers, and confounded critics. this feature of Poe’s writings demonstrates the unbelievable energy and mind's eye with which he probed the darkest corners of the human brain. “The Fall of the home of Usher” describes the ultimate hours of a relations laid low with tragedy and the legacy of the prior. In “The inform story Heart,” a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, whereas tales comparable to “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Cask of Amontillado” discover severe states of decadence, worry and hate. The name narrative poem, perhaps Poe’s most renowned paintings, follows a man’s terrifying descent into insanity after the lack of a lover.

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By Laura Kasischke

"She has, like several reliable poets, created a song of her personal, one fitted to her issues. whilst denizens of the twenty second century, if we get there, glance again on our period and ask how we lived, they're going to take an curiosity either within the strangest personalities who gave their matters verbal shape, and within the such a lot consultant. the long run will not—should not—see us by means of one poet on my own. but when there's any justice in that destiny, Kasischke is likely one of the poets it is going to choose.” —Boston Review

“Kasichke’s poems are powered via a skillful use of images and the delicate, inventive means she turns a phrase.” —Austin American-Statesman

Laura Kasischke in her personal phrases: "I learned whereas ordering and choosing the poems for this assortment that a lot of my newer paintings issues physique components, clothes, and wonder queens. those weren't unsleeping judgements, simply the issues that came upon their manner into my poems at this actual aspect in my existence, and which appear to have hooked up to them one of those prophetic capability. the sweetness queens particularly appeared to crowd in on me, in all their female loveliness and misery, donning their actual and mental finery, bearing what physique elements were disbursed to them. For a while, I have been brooding about attractiveness queens like pass over Michigan, but additionally the Rhubarb Queen, and the sweetness Queens of abstraction—congeniality. And then—Brevity, comfort for Emotional Damages, Estrogen—all those female chances to which i presumed a voice had to be given."

Laura Kasischke is the writer of six books of poetry, together with Gardening within the Dark (Ausable Press, 2004) and Dance and Disappear (winner of the 2002 Juniper Prize), and 4 novels. Her paintings has acquired many honors, together with the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of the USA, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for rising Writers. She teaches on the college of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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Download E-books Wieland: or, The Transformation: An American Tale and Other Stories (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Charles Brockden Brown

Known as a “remarkable tale” by way of John Greenleaf Whittier and defined through John Keats as “very powerful,” Wieland, Charles Brockden Brown’s tense 1798 story of terror, is a masterpiece concerning spontaneous combustion, disembodied voices, non secular mania, and a ugly homicide in response to a real-life incident.

This smooth Library Paperback vintage comprises Wieland’s fragmentary sequel, Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist, in addition to numerous different very important yet hard-to-find Brockden Brown brief tales, together with “Thessalonica,” “Walstein’s tuition of History,” and “Death of Cicero.” This assortment additionally reproduces the newspaper account of the homicide that encouraged Wieland.

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Download E-books The Thanatos Syndrome: A Novel PDF

By Walker Percy

Returning domestic to the small Louisiana parish the place he had praticed psychiatry, Dr. Tom extra speedy notices anything unusual occuring with the townfolk, a lack of inhibitions. at the back of this secret is a deadly plot drug the neighborhood water offer, and a discovery that takes extra into the bottom of the yank look for happiness.

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Download E-books Portnoy's Complaint PDF

By Philip Roth

Portnoy's grievance n. [after Alexander Portnoy (1933- )] A ailment within which strongly-felt moral and altruistic impulses are eternally warring with severe sexual longings, frequently of a perverse nature. Spielvogel says: 'Acts of exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, auto-eroticism and oral coitus are considerable; as a result of the patient's "morality," notwithstanding, neither myth nor act matters in actual sexual gratification, yet fairly in overriding emotions of disgrace and the dread of retribution, relatively within the kind of castration.' (Spielvogel, O. "The questioned Penis," Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, Vol. XXIV, p. 909.) it really is believed through Spielvogel that a number of the indicators might be traced to the bonds acquiring within the mother-child relationship.

With a brand new Afterword via the writer for the twenty fifth Anniversary variation.

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By Eugene O'Neill

"Spellbinding--soaring theater--. For purposes that stay mysterious, it kind of feels in particular relocating today."--The big apple Times

Eugene O'Neill mined the tragedies of his personal existence for this depiction of a seedy, skid row saloon in 1912, peopled by means of society's mess ups: tired anarchists, failed con artists, drifters, whores, pimps, and informers. The pipe-dreaming drunks of Harry Hope's bar numb themselves with rotgut gin and make grandiose plans, whereas looking ahead to the once a year visual appeal of the big-spending, fast-talking salesman, Hickey. yet this year's stopover at fails to convey the predicted solid instances, as a replaced Hickey attempts to evoke the barflies from their soothing stupor with a proselytizing message of salvation via self-knowledge.
Considered through many to be the Nobel Prize-winning playwright's most interesting paintings, The Iceman Cometh exposes the human desire for phantasm as an antidote to depression. the new gripping, significantly acclaimed Broadway creation, starring Kevin Spacey, has highlighted anew the subversive genius of O'Neill's play.

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By Mary Antin

"A particular contribution to our smooth literature and to our sleek history."—The big apple Times
This vintage of the Jewish-American immigrant event used to be an quick serious and well known good fortune upon its 1912 e-book. writer Mary Antin arrived within the usa from Russia within the Nineties on the age of 12. Her memoir vividly recaptures scenes from either outdated and New global cultures, chronicling the poverty and oppression of Czarist Russia to boot as the pleasure and demanding situations of her assimilation into American lifestyles on the flip of the 20 th century.
Although she arrived with out understanding a notice of English, Antin wholeheartedly embraced her new domestic. "A country within the slums," her Boston local afforded freedom and highbrow riches within the different types of a mundane schooling, public library, and cultural actions on the neighborhood cost condominium. This relocating narrative articulates Antin's desires in addition to her stark realities, providing glossy readers real and enduring views of immigrant lifestyles.

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By Patti Smith

Auguries of Innocence is the 1st publication of poetry from Patti Smith in additional than a decade. It marks an enormous accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her imaginative and prescient of our international in robust anthems, ballads, and lyrics. during this intimate and searing choice of poems, Smith joins in that fab culture of troubadours, journeymen, wordsmiths, and artists who reply to the area round them in clean and unique language. Her impacts are eclectic and amazing: Blake, Rimbaud, Picasso, Arbus, and Johnny Appleseed. Smith is an American unique; her poems are oracles for our occasions.

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