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Ayiti

The debut collection from the vibrant voice of Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction nonfiction and poetry all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience


Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider

First published in em Weimar Culture em is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay s distinguished career A study of German culture between the two wars the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic literary and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the s amid the chaos of Germany s tenuous post World War I democracy and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler s rise to power Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy the influence of its culture was profound and far reaching ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century Vivid and eminently readable em Weimar Culture em is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike


Honor Thy Father

El primer libro de no ficci n que desvel los secretos de la Mafia y puso en jaque la vida de su autor quien viaj a Sicilia y se infiltr en la intimidad de los Bonanno durante seis a os br br Una lluviosa noche de octubre de dos g ngsters secuestraron al famoso jefe mafioso Joseph Bonanno y a la ma ana siguiente la polic a neoyorquina inform de que estaba muerto Un a o despu s Bonanno reapareci de forma misteriosa y su vuelta desat una sangrienta disputa entre familias mafiosas br br Esta obra monumental que se lee como una trepidante novela llena de detalles ntimos y fruto de una brillante labor period stica se convirti en un bestseller desde su publicaci n en y fue llevada a la pantalla televisiva en miniseries de la CBS luego inspirar a Los Soprano Ning n otro libro ha contribuido tanto a desvelar los secretos la estructura las guerras las luchas de poder las vidas familiares y las personalidades fascinantes y aterradoras de la mafia


A Gay Romance (A Gay Series #1)

i Where can a sexy alpha cop and the hottest man on the planet solve a murder save a fabulous plant fall in love and discover an endless supply of lube Homosapia of course where absolutely anything gay is possible i br br All American Ram Rage is a dedicated officer of the law He hates crooked cops communicates in growls and loves his applesauce But when the town heartthrob calls in a stiffie pun intended Ram is drawn into the web of a sadistic killer who is every gay man s nightmare a vagina The investigation leads him on a wild chase involving a sassy retired stripper a strange little town and of course crazy hot acrobatic stunts of an intense sexual nature with the gorgeous man at the center of it all br br To meet Kory Pleyes is to instantly fall in love Literally However Kory has never returned those feelings until the moment sexy alpha cop Ram Rage comes barging lights and sirens into his life Kory s friends keep popping up dead but it s NBD and provides Kory with the excuse he needs to cling to the one man who doesn t seem to mind that he s a slow poke this pun also intended When the killer threatens the man he loves will Kory be able to protect him with nothing but his average wits and incredible charm Duh It s Homosapia where anything gay is possible


Twelfth Night or What You Will

Penny Gay has written a new Introduction to this updated edition of Shakespeare s popular comedy She stresses the play s theatricality its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths In addition Gay analyzes its delicate balancing of romance and realism and exploration of gender sexuality and identity First Edition Hb First Edition Pb


Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

Peter Gay s most ambitious endeavor since Freud explores the shocking modernist rebellion that beginning in the s transformed art literature music and film with its assault on traditional forms Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York A work unique in its breadth and brilliance Modernism presents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes among others Oscar Wilde Pablo Picasso and D W Griffiths James Joyce Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot Walter Gropius Arnold Schoenberg and of course Andy Warhol Finally Gay examines the hostility of totalitarian regimes to modernist freedom and the role of Pop Art in sounding the death knell of a movement that dominated Western culture for years Lavishly illustrated Modernism is a superlative achievement by one of our greatest historians


How to Be Gay

No one raises an eyebrow if you suggest that a guy who arranges his furniture just so rolls his eyes in exaggerated disbelief likes techno music or show tunes and knows all of Bette Davis s best lines by heart might just possibly be gay But if you assert that male homosexuality is a cultural practice expressive of a unique subjectivity and a distinctive relation to mainstream society people will immediately protest Such an idea they will say is just a stereotype ridiculously simplistic politically irresponsible and morally suspect The world acknowledges gay male culture as a fact but denies it as a truth br br David Halperin a pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are Inspired by the notorious undergraduate course of the same title that Halperin taught at the University of Michigan provoking cries of outrage from both the right wing media and the gay press How To Be Gay traces gay men s cultural difference to the social meaning of style br br Far from being deterred by stereotypes Halperin concludes that the genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised features its aestheticism snobbery melodrama adoration of glamour caricatures of women and obsession with mothers The insights impertinence and unfazed critical intelligence displayed by gay culture Halperin argues have much to offer the heterosexual mainstream


Straight Man Gay (Straight Man Gay, #1)

What would you do if true love showed up in the wrong package and knocked your socks off American actor John Kaiser lives in London where he s found fame as a television celebrity and theatrical star He unwittingly falls in love with Brian Mallory a reclusive Scottish millionaire who takes refuge in his London penthouse once a year to conduct business Brian sees John as a shy nervous and clumsy new friend but John hopes they ll be much more than just friends until he learns of a love rival curvaceous blonde and sexy Carol Lexington He s devastated when he realizes he can t compete with this beautiful woman Or can he And even if he could win Brian s love what other forces would lie in wait to tear them apart From the ritzy charity galas of London s elite to an English countryside manor and a stunning riverfront luxury penthouse this love story takes you on a journey of humor happiness pain jealousy and bitter betrayal Filled with quirky best friends catastrophic events and undying love and devotion it s the story of a straight man who falls in love with a gay man who did everything wrong and still got everything right Straight Man Gay does what Giovanni s Room and Brokeback Mountain couldn t It takes the shame out of being gay and in love


The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World

The classic inside story of i The New York Times i the most prestigious and perhaps the most powerful of all American newspapers Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today s headlines


The Road to Winterhill

In the silence of St George s Cathedral the clergyman s voice rang out unnaturally loud Do you Richard Branston Earl of Berrington take this woman Belinda Presleigh of Hunsley Manor as your lawful wedded wife to love and honor until death do you part br br The few wedding guests crowding around them waited for Berrington s response which was long in coming Belinda saw their smirks and heard their muffled laughter br br She felt the sting of tears in her eyes at the long pause and realized she could not undo what she had done The awful deed had come to roost in her heart br br She wished he would say no She d rather be jilted than that awful hesitation in which everyone looked at each other some with smirks of I told you so br br Finally Lord Berrington s voice rang out loud impatient and clear I do br br Society shuns Belinda Presley when her mother s scheme results in a forced offer of marriage from Richard Branston the Earl of Berrington the man she loves in secret br br Warm conversations during the day and passionate nights of love at night on their three days journey give Belinda the only happiness she has ever known Yet on arriving at Winterhill Belinda feels the family s animosity as the earl unaware of the danger she leaves her in and still resentful returns to London br br Her only friend Lord Wilbur and solitary walks are her solace but Belinda s enemies hatred soon place her in extreme peril br br br br br br


Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment

Here is a powerful new program that can clear away the unconscious agreements patterns that undermine even your best intentions Through their own marriage and through twenty years experience counseling more than one thousand couples therapists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have developed precise strategies to help you create a vital partnership and enhance the energy creativity and happiness of each individual You will learn how to br Let go of power struggles and need for control br Balance needs for closeness and separateness br Increase intimacy by telling the microscopic truth br Communicate in a positive way that stops arguments br Make agreements you can keep br Allow more pleasure into your life br br Addressed to individuals as well as to couples i Conscious Loving i will heal old hurts and deepen your capacity for enjoyment security and enduing love


A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1)

b When two young Amish men find love will they risk losing everything b br br In a world where every detail of life down to the width of a hat brim is dictated by God and the all powerful rules of the community two men dare to imagine a different way At Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon Minnesota where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world Isaac knows he ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long but he yearns for something else something he can t name br br Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters and he can t put off joining the church any longer But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust David shares his sinful secrets and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith family and community br br Now that they ve found each other are they willing to lose it all br br Note Contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language This is not an inspirational Christian romance


The Gay Place

Set in Texas The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels each with a different protagonist a member of the state legislature the state s junior senator and the governor s press secretary The governor himself Arthur Fenstemaker a master politician infinitely canny and seductive remains the dominant figure throughout


Leaves of Grass

Whitman is today regarded as America s Homer or Dante His work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World In Leaves of Grass he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry breaking the standard metred line discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme amp using the vernacular Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual amp physiological allusions as disgraceful but Emerson saw the book as the most extraordinary piece of wit amp wisdom that America has yet contributed A century later it s his judgement of this autobiographical vision of the vigor of the American nation that has proved the more enduring This is the most up to date edition for student use with full critical apparatus


The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism

The eighteenth century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world br br In the twentieth century however the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments


Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family

b What happens when the person you re becoming isn t the one your family wants you to be b br br When Aaron Hartzler was little he couldn t wait for the The Rapture that moment when Jesus would come down from the clouds to whisk him and his family up to heaven But as he turns sixteen Aaron grows more curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord He begins to realize he doesn t want Jesus to come back just yet not before he has his first kiss sees his first movie or stars in the school play br br Whether he s sneaking out making out or playing hymns with a hangover Aaron learns a few lessons that can t be found in the Bible He discovers that the girl of your dreams can just as easily be the boy of your dreams and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you br br In this funny and heartfelt coming of age memoir debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey from devoted to doubtful and the search to find his own truth without losing the fundamentalist family who loves him


Black Panther: World of Wakanda

Wakanda Home of the Black Panther a proud and vibrant nation whose legends and mysteries run deep Now delve deep into Wakanda s lore with a love story where tenderness is matched by brutality You know them as the Midnight Angels but for now they are just Ayo and Aneka young women recruited to become Dora Milaje an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs But with their king shamed and their queen killed Ayo and Aneka must take justice into their own hands They ve been officers Rebels Lovers But can they be leaders Plus the return of former White Tiger Kasper Cole As Wakanda burns Cole can only watch helplessly from halfway around the world Will he find a new beginning or meet a painful end br br Collecting BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA


The Midwife

Hannah Blau the midwife fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training in Moscow s legendary Imperial College She fought her own doubts and fears as she plunged into a forbidden love affair and an even more hazard filled marriage She fought the awesome odds facing a Jewish immigrant and the bitter hostility of male doctors in turn of the century New York She fought for her burning dreams and desires She fought and she won br br b This magnificent novel follows the courageous and passionate Hannah Blau from the corridors of the Imperial Palace to the Lower East Side and finally to New York s Fifth Avenue mansions recreating a whole new world of striving of love of lust of life death and birth b


Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True

You never know when it is going to happen when you will experience a moment that dramatically transforms your life When you look back often years later you may see how a brief conversation or an insight you read in a book changed the entire course of your life Gay Hendricks had an extraordinary life altering experience during a conversation at a party The gift he received in that meeting became his touchstone for creating the life of his dreams Now in this wonderful gem of a book he passes on to all of us the pivotal insight he gained in that magic moment Could reading this book be one of those life changing moments for you GAY HENDRICKS has become one of the most popular writers and speakers of our time His books seminars and web courses have helped hundreds of thousands of people profoundly change the quality of their lives The Hendricks Institute offers seminars online courses audio programs and trainings Gay s newest project is Illumination University where the world s greatest teachers join in cybercourses and telegatherings He also cofounded the Spiritual Cinema Circle which brings vibrant new movies to people in more than seventy countries around the world He lives and works with his wife Kathlyn in Ojai California


Murder Most Gay (Murder Most Gay, #1)

A serial killer is targeting gay men preying on them in popular bars and parks Assigned to the case rookie cop Pat St James feels all too close to the victims He s gay and firmly in the closet at work The fact that he s sent undercover as a gay man is a stroke of irony br br Pat and his fellow cop Hank are hanging out in bars trying to get a lead on the killer At the same time Pat s looking for Mr Right juggling three men hoping he ll find the perfect match for himself He picked up Bill at a bar Dean s a longtime friend and in yet another ironic twist his partner Hank is also gay and on the list of possible beaus br br As the killer continues to rampage strangling and raping his victims Pat has to focus on his work and hope that his personal life survives the stress But when his hopes and dreams for happiness overlap with the investigation Pat may be headed for big trouble


A Gay and Melancholy Sound

The first book in nationally renowned librarian Nancy Pearl s new Book Lust Rediscoveries series this lost literary classic is available for the first time in decades As funny and entertaining as it is captivating and heartrending i A Gay and Melancholy Sound i is a shattering depiction of modern disconnection and the tragic consequences of a life bereft of love br br Joshua Bland has lived the kind of life many would define as extraordinary Born in a small Iowa town to a controlling delusional mother who had always wanted a daughter rather than a son her anger at him colors his life His father a compassionate drinker incapable of dealing with Joshua s mother walks out on his wife and son leaving a vacuum in the family that is damagingly filled by his tutor cum stepfather Petrarch Pavan scion of a wealthy New York family who has secrets of his own Playing on Joshua s brilliance Petrarch trains him to win a nationwide knowledge competition but Joshua s disappointing results in the finals are met with anger and disbelief by both his mother and stepfather If Petrarch was unsuccessful in teaching Joshua the information he needed to win the contest he had more success in instilling Joshua with the cynicism self doubt and self hatred that fill his own soul br br Enlisting in the army during World War II he serves first as an infantryman where his irreverent letters home turn him into a best selling author Then as a paratrooper he meets the physical challenges he thought were beyond his reach and helps free the concentration camps before being wounded as the Allied forces free Buchenwald Back home after the war he becomes a wildly successful producer and all of this by the age of thirty seven But when his production company flounders amid critical and financial woes the reality of who he is becomes perfectly depressingly clear he has had a lifetime of extraordinary experiences and no emotional connection to any of it


Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights

From the Boy Scouts and the U S military to marriage and adoption the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of em Making History em originally published in Using the heart felt stories of more than people he carries us through the compelling five decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society br br The rich tapestry that emerges from em Making Gay History em includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents journalists and housewives from the little known Dr Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former Vice President Al Gore Ellen DeGeneres and Abigail Van Buren Together these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law


Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

Riveting Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre Stonewall America and how the oppression and pent up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night Boston Globe br br In a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn a gay bar in New York City s Greenwich Village changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves Now based on hundreds of interviews an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic Stonewall brings this singular event to vivid life in this the definitive story of one of history s most singular events


The Joy of Gay Sex

For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex love and life br br Invaluable as a sex guide a resource on building self esteem and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet em The Joy of Gay Sex em covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from anus to wrestling Noted psychologist Dr Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties on emotional and relationship oriented issues such as long term couples loneliness and growing older and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man s bookshelf


The Second Rule of Ten (A Tenzing Norbu Mystery, #2)

i Beware your old limited models of thinking no matter how safe they make you feel eventually you will become their prisoner That s the second rule of Ten i br br Tenzing Ten Norbu ex monk and ex cop is back In i The Second Rule of Ten i the next book in the Dharma Detective series i i our daring detective faces a dead Hollywood producer an ailing philanthropist s missing sister and a way too sexy pathologist who are all wreaking havoc with his serenity and that s i before i the arrival of cartel king and arch nemesis Chaco Morales As Ten moves deeper into the case things get personal when his two best friends in Dharamshala go missing and his former LAPD partner Bill turns oddly distant Ten s journey for the truth propels him from gang ridden dangerous Boyle Heights in east LA to Lhasa Tibet and back again He must wrestle with more than one limiting thought and inner enemy if he is to identify much less overcome his rapidly multiplying outer ones The clues to solving this complex cluster of mysterious events are sprinkled all over the City of Angels but the ultimate answers as always for Ten lie inside


BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL (Modern Philosophy Series): From World's Most Influential & Revolutionary Philosopher, the Author of The Antichrist, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, ... The Gay Science and The Birth of Tragedy

This carefully crafted ebook BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents br In Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality The work moves into the realm beyond good and evil in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach br Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher cultural critic poet philologist and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history Because of Nietzsche s evocative style and provocative ideas his philosophy generates passionate reactions His works remain controversial due to varying interpretations and misinterpretations of his work In the Western philosophy tradition Nietzsche s writings have been described as the unique case of free revolutionary thought that is revolutionary in its structure and problems although not tied to any revolutionary project br Helen Zimmern was naturalised British writer and translator born in Germany She was instrumental in making European culture more accessible in English


Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

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Mark's Not Gay (Brac Pack #11)

Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance M M werewolves consensual BDSM sex toys br br Mark Forest decides to sell his tattoo shop after he inherits his granddad s auto shop When he glides down the highway on his motorcycle to visit his friends after his granddad s funeral he finds himself in a small town filled with shape shifters br br Caden McQueen is only ninety years old and the youngest of the timber wolves but he holds his own as a sentry who guards the mates residing in Alpha Maverick s home Little does he know that Tangee s very straight friend who blows into town for a few days will turn out to be his mate br br After Caden chases his fleeing mate into the city he s attacked by rogue vampires and left for dead Even so his biggest problem may be how to get a guy so deep in the closet that he doesn t even know he s gay to come out br br Note Each book in Lynn Hagen s Brac Pack collection focuses on a different romantic couple To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters we recommend reading the series in sequential order


The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters

div As a young reporter for i The New York Times i in Gay Talese published his first book i New York A Serendipiter s Journey i a series of vignettes and essays that began New York is a city of things unnoticed It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars two stone armadillos crawling up St Patrick s Cathedral and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building br br Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese s writing and i The Gay Talese Reader i brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles This collection opens with New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed and includes Silent Season of a Hero about Joe DiMaggio Ali in Havana and Looking for Hemingway as well as several other favorite pieces It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese s finest writings These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft br br Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Blue Eyes in Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Talese captures his subjects be they famous infamous or merely unusual in his own inimitable elegant fashion The essays and profiles collected in i The Gay Talese Reader i are works of art each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual place or moment div


Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays

A selection of witty and provocative essays from the father of New Journalism Gay Talese s i Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays i is published in Penguin Modern Classics br br Gay Talese is the father of American New Journalism who transformed traditional reportage with his vivid scene setting sharp observation and rich storytelling His piece for i Esquire i one of the most celebrated magazine articles ever published describes a morose Frank Sinatra silently nursing a glass of bourbon struck down with a cold and unable to sing like Picasso without paint Ferrari without fuel only worse The other writings in this selection include a description of a meeting between two legends Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali a brilliantly witty dissection of the offices of i Vogue i magazine an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraising actor Peter O Toole and a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio which turns into a moving immaculately crafted meditation on celebrity br br Gay Talese b is an American author He wrote for i The New York Times i in the early s and helped to define literary journalism or new nonfiction reportage also known as New Journalism His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra He lives in New York with his wife Nan Talese br br If you enjoyed i Frank Sinatra has a Cold i you might like George Orwell s i Essays i also published in Penguin Modern Classics br br The best American prose of the second half of the twentieth century br i Atlantic Monthly i br br The best non fiction writer in America br Mario Puzo author of i The Godfather i br br A masterful New Journalism pioneer raises the magazine article to the level of an art form br i Los Angeles i i Times i


Ayiti

The debut collection from the vibrant voice of Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction nonfiction and poetry all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience


Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider

First published in em Weimar Culture em is one of the masterworks of Peter Gay s distinguished career A study of German culture between the two wars the book brilliantly traces the rise of the artistic literary and musical culture that bloomed ever so briefly in the s amid the chaos of Germany s tenuous post World War I democracy and crashed violently in the wake of Hitler s rise to power Despite the ephemeral nature of the Weimar democracy the influence of its culture was profound and far reaching ushering in a modern sensibility in the arts that dominated Western culture for most of the twentieth century Vivid and eminently readable em Weimar Culture em is the finest introduction for the casual reader and historian alike


Honor Thy Father

El primer libro de no ficci n que desvel los secretos de la Mafia y puso en jaque la vida de su autor quien viaj a Sicilia y se infiltr en la intimidad de los Bonanno durante seis a os br br Una lluviosa noche de octubre de dos g ngsters secuestraron al famoso jefe mafioso Joseph Bonanno y a la ma ana siguiente la polic a neoyorquina inform de que estaba muerto Un a o despu s Bonanno reapareci de forma misteriosa y su vuelta desat una sangrienta disputa entre familias mafiosas br br Esta obra monumental que se lee como una trepidante novela llena de detalles ntimos y fruto de una brillante labor period stica se convirti en un bestseller desde su publicaci n en y fue llevada a la pantalla televisiva en miniseries de la CBS luego inspirar a Los Soprano Ning n otro libro ha contribuido tanto a desvelar los secretos la estructura las guerras las luchas de poder las vidas familiares y las personalidades fascinantes y aterradoras de la mafia


A Gay Romance (A Gay Series #1)

i Where can a sexy alpha cop and the hottest man on the planet solve a murder save a fabulous plant fall in love and discover an endless supply of lube Homosapia of course where absolutely anything gay is possible i br br All American Ram Rage is a dedicated officer of the law He hates crooked cops communicates in growls and loves his applesauce But when the town heartthrob calls in a stiffie pun intended Ram is drawn into the web of a sadistic killer who is every gay man s nightmare a vagina The investigation leads him on a wild chase involving a sassy retired stripper a strange little town and of course crazy hot acrobatic stunts of an intense sexual nature with the gorgeous man at the center of it all br br To meet Kory Pleyes is to instantly fall in love Literally However Kory has never returned those feelings until the moment sexy alpha cop Ram Rage comes barging lights and sirens into his life Kory s friends keep popping up dead but it s NBD and provides Kory with the excuse he needs to cling to the one man who doesn t seem to mind that he s a slow poke this pun also intended When the killer threatens the man he loves will Kory be able to protect him with nothing but his average wits and incredible charm Duh It s Homosapia where anything gay is possible


Twelfth Night or What You Will

Penny Gay has written a new Introduction to this updated edition of Shakespeare s popular comedy She stresses the play s theatricality its elaborate linguistic games and its complex use of Ovidian myths In addition Gay analyzes its delicate balancing of romance and realism and exploration of gender sexuality and identity First Edition Hb First Edition Pb


Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond

Peter Gay s most ambitious endeavor since Freud explores the shocking modernist rebellion that beginning in the s transformed art literature music and film with its assault on traditional forms Beginning his epic study with Baudelaire whose lurid poetry scandalized French stalwarts Gay traces the revolutionary path of modernism from its Parisian origins to its emergence as the dominant cultural movement in world capitals such as Berlin and New York A work unique in its breadth and brilliance Modernism presents a thrilling pageant of heretics that includes among others Oscar Wilde Pablo Picasso and D W Griffiths James Joyce Virginia Woolf and T S Eliot Walter Gropius Arnold Schoenberg and of course Andy Warhol Finally Gay examines the hostility of totalitarian regimes to modernist freedom and the role of Pop Art in sounding the death knell of a movement that dominated Western culture for years Lavishly illustrated Modernism is a superlative achievement by one of our greatest historians


How to Be Gay

No one raises an eyebrow if you suggest that a guy who arranges his furniture just so rolls his eyes in exaggerated disbelief likes techno music or show tunes and knows all of Bette Davis s best lines by heart might just possibly be gay But if you assert that male homosexuality is a cultural practice expressive of a unique subjectivity and a distinctive relation to mainstream society people will immediately protest Such an idea they will say is just a stereotype ridiculously simplistic politically irresponsible and morally suspect The world acknowledges gay male culture as a fact but denies it as a truth br br David Halperin a pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are Inspired by the notorious undergraduate course of the same title that Halperin taught at the University of Michigan provoking cries of outrage from both the right wing media and the gay press How To Be Gay traces gay men s cultural difference to the social meaning of style br br Far from being deterred by stereotypes Halperin concludes that the genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised features its aestheticism snobbery melodrama adoration of glamour caricatures of women and obsession with mothers The insights impertinence and unfazed critical intelligence displayed by gay culture Halperin argues have much to offer the heterosexual mainstream


Straight Man Gay (Straight Man Gay, #1)

What would you do if true love showed up in the wrong package and knocked your socks off American actor John Kaiser lives in London where he s found fame as a television celebrity and theatrical star He unwittingly falls in love with Brian Mallory a reclusive Scottish millionaire who takes refuge in his London penthouse once a year to conduct business Brian sees John as a shy nervous and clumsy new friend but John hopes they ll be much more than just friends until he learns of a love rival curvaceous blonde and sexy Carol Lexington He s devastated when he realizes he can t compete with this beautiful woman Or can he And even if he could win Brian s love what other forces would lie in wait to tear them apart From the ritzy charity galas of London s elite to an English countryside manor and a stunning riverfront luxury penthouse this love story takes you on a journey of humor happiness pain jealousy and bitter betrayal Filled with quirky best friends catastrophic events and undying love and devotion it s the story of a straight man who falls in love with a gay man who did everything wrong and still got everything right Straight Man Gay does what Giovanni s Room and Brokeback Mountain couldn t It takes the shame out of being gay and in love


The Kingdom and the Power: Behind the Scenes at The New York Times: The Institution That Influences the World

The classic inside story of i The New York Times i the most prestigious and perhaps the most powerful of all American newspapers Bestselling author Talese lays bare the secret internal intrigues behind the tradition of front page exposes in a story as gripping as a work of fiction and as immediate as today s headlines


The Road to Winterhill

In the silence of St George s Cathedral the clergyman s voice rang out unnaturally loud Do you Richard Branston Earl of Berrington take this woman Belinda Presleigh of Hunsley Manor as your lawful wedded wife to love and honor until death do you part br br The few wedding guests crowding around them waited for Berrington s response which was long in coming Belinda saw their smirks and heard their muffled laughter br br She felt the sting of tears in her eyes at the long pause and realized she could not undo what she had done The awful deed had come to roost in her heart br br She wished he would say no She d rather be jilted than that awful hesitation in which everyone looked at each other some with smirks of I told you so br br Finally Lord Berrington s voice rang out loud impatient and clear I do br br Society shuns Belinda Presley when her mother s scheme results in a forced offer of marriage from Richard Branston the Earl of Berrington the man she loves in secret br br Warm conversations during the day and passionate nights of love at night on their three days journey give Belinda the only happiness she has ever known Yet on arriving at Winterhill Belinda feels the family s animosity as the earl unaware of the danger she leaves her in and still resentful returns to London br br Her only friend Lord Wilbur and solitary walks are her solace but Belinda s enemies hatred soon place her in extreme peril br br br br br br


Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Committment

Here is a powerful new program that can clear away the unconscious agreements patterns that undermine even your best intentions Through their own marriage and through twenty years experience counseling more than one thousand couples therapists Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks have developed precise strategies to help you create a vital partnership and enhance the energy creativity and happiness of each individual You will learn how to br Let go of power struggles and need for control br Balance needs for closeness and separateness br Increase intimacy by telling the microscopic truth br Communicate in a positive way that stops arguments br Make agreements you can keep br Allow more pleasure into your life br br Addressed to individuals as well as to couples i Conscious Loving i will heal old hurts and deepen your capacity for enjoyment security and enduing love


A Forbidden Rumspringa (Gay Amish Romance #1)

b When two young Amish men find love will they risk losing everything b br br In a world where every detail of life down to the width of a hat brim is dictated by God and the all powerful rules of the community two men dare to imagine a different way At Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon Minnesota where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world Isaac knows he ll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long but he yearns for something else something he can t name br br Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters and he can t put off joining the church any longer But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust David shares his sinful secrets and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith family and community br br Now that they ve found each other are they willing to lose it all br br Note Contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language This is not an inspirational Christian romance


The Gay Place

Set in Texas The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels each with a different protagonist a member of the state legislature the state s junior senator and the governor s press secretary The governor himself Arthur Fenstemaker a master politician infinitely canny and seductive remains the dominant figure throughout


Leaves of Grass

Whitman is today regarded as America s Homer or Dante His work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World In Leaves of Grass he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry breaking the standard metred line discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme amp using the vernacular Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual amp physiological allusions as disgraceful but Emerson saw the book as the most extraordinary piece of wit amp wisdom that America has yet contributed A century later it s his judgement of this autobiographical vision of the vigor of the American nation that has proved the more enduring This is the most up to date edition for student use with full critical apparatus


The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism

The eighteenth century Enlightenment marks the beginning of the modern age when the scientific method and belief in reason and progress came to hold sway over the Western world br br In the twentieth century however the Enlightenment has often been judged harshly for its apparently simplistic optimism Now a master historian goes back to the sources to give a fully rounded account of its true accomplishments


Rapture Practice: A True Story About Growing Up Gay in an Evangelical Family

b What happens when the person you re becoming isn t the one your family wants you to be b br br When Aaron Hartzler was little he couldn t wait for the The Rapture that moment when Jesus would come down from the clouds to whisk him and his family up to heaven But as he turns sixteen Aaron grows more curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord He begins to realize he doesn t want Jesus to come back just yet not before he has his first kiss sees his first movie or stars in the school play br br Whether he s sneaking out making out or playing hymns with a hangover Aaron learns a few lessons that can t be found in the Bible He discovers that the girl of your dreams can just as easily be the boy of your dreams and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you br br In this funny and heartfelt coming of age memoir debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey from devoted to doubtful and the search to find his own truth without losing the fundamentalist family who loves him


Black Panther: World of Wakanda

Wakanda Home of the Black Panther a proud and vibrant nation whose legends and mysteries run deep Now delve deep into Wakanda s lore with a love story where tenderness is matched by brutality You know them as the Midnight Angels but for now they are just Ayo and Aneka young women recruited to become Dora Milaje an elite task force trained to protect the crown of Wakanda at all costs But with their king shamed and their queen killed Ayo and Aneka must take justice into their own hands They ve been officers Rebels Lovers But can they be leaders Plus the return of former White Tiger Kasper Cole As Wakanda burns Cole can only watch helplessly from halfway around the world Will he find a new beginning or meet a painful end br br Collecting BLACK PANTHER WORLD OF WAKANDA


The Midwife

Hannah Blau the midwife fought savage religious prejudice to gain medical training in Moscow s legendary Imperial College She fought her own doubts and fears as she plunged into a forbidden love affair and an even more hazard filled marriage She fought the awesome odds facing a Jewish immigrant and the bitter hostility of male doctors in turn of the century New York She fought for her burning dreams and desires She fought and she won br br b This magnificent novel follows the courageous and passionate Hannah Blau from the corridors of the Imperial Palace to the Lower East Side and finally to New York s Fifth Avenue mansions recreating a whole new world of striving of love of lust of life death and birth b


Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True

You never know when it is going to happen when you will experience a moment that dramatically transforms your life When you look back often years later you may see how a brief conversation or an insight you read in a book changed the entire course of your life Gay Hendricks had an extraordinary life altering experience during a conversation at a party The gift he received in that meeting became his touchstone for creating the life of his dreams Now in this wonderful gem of a book he passes on to all of us the pivotal insight he gained in that magic moment Could reading this book be one of those life changing moments for you GAY HENDRICKS has become one of the most popular writers and speakers of our time His books seminars and web courses have helped hundreds of thousands of people profoundly change the quality of their lives The Hendricks Institute offers seminars online courses audio programs and trainings Gay s newest project is Illumination University where the world s greatest teachers join in cybercourses and telegatherings He also cofounded the Spiritual Cinema Circle which brings vibrant new movies to people in more than seventy countries around the world He lives and works with his wife Kathlyn in Ojai California


Murder Most Gay (Murder Most Gay, #1)

A serial killer is targeting gay men preying on them in popular bars and parks Assigned to the case rookie cop Pat St James feels all too close to the victims He s gay and firmly in the closet at work The fact that he s sent undercover as a gay man is a stroke of irony br br Pat and his fellow cop Hank are hanging out in bars trying to get a lead on the killer At the same time Pat s looking for Mr Right juggling three men hoping he ll find the perfect match for himself He picked up Bill at a bar Dean s a longtime friend and in yet another ironic twist his partner Hank is also gay and on the list of possible beaus br br As the killer continues to rampage strangling and raping his victims Pat has to focus on his work and hope that his personal life survives the stress But when his hopes and dreams for happiness overlap with the investigation Pat may be headed for big trouble


A Gay and Melancholy Sound

The first book in nationally renowned librarian Nancy Pearl s new Book Lust Rediscoveries series this lost literary classic is available for the first time in decades As funny and entertaining as it is captivating and heartrending i A Gay and Melancholy Sound i is a shattering depiction of modern disconnection and the tragic consequences of a life bereft of love br br Joshua Bland has lived the kind of life many would define as extraordinary Born in a small Iowa town to a controlling delusional mother who had always wanted a daughter rather than a son her anger at him colors his life His father a compassionate drinker incapable of dealing with Joshua s mother walks out on his wife and son leaving a vacuum in the family that is damagingly filled by his tutor cum stepfather Petrarch Pavan scion of a wealthy New York family who has secrets of his own Playing on Joshua s brilliance Petrarch trains him to win a nationwide knowledge competition but Joshua s disappointing results in the finals are met with anger and disbelief by both his mother and stepfather If Petrarch was unsuccessful in teaching Joshua the information he needed to win the contest he had more success in instilling Joshua with the cynicism self doubt and self hatred that fill his own soul br br Enlisting in the army during World War II he serves first as an infantryman where his irreverent letters home turn him into a best selling author Then as a paratrooper he meets the physical challenges he thought were beyond his reach and helps free the concentration camps before being wounded as the Allied forces free Buchenwald Back home after the war he becomes a wildly successful producer and all of this by the age of thirty seven But when his production company flounders amid critical and financial woes the reality of who he is becomes perfectly depressingly clear he has had a lifetime of extraordinary experiences and no emotional connection to any of it


Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights

From the Boy Scouts and the U S military to marriage and adoption the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of em Making History em originally published in Using the heart felt stories of more than people he carries us through the compelling five decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society br br The rich tapestry that emerges from em Making Gay History em includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents journalists and housewives from the little known Dr Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former Vice President Al Gore Ellen DeGeneres and Abigail Van Buren Together these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law


Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

Riveting Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre Stonewall America and how the oppression and pent up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night Boston Globe br br In a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn a gay bar in New York City s Greenwich Village changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves Now based on hundreds of interviews an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic Stonewall brings this singular event to vivid life in this the definitive story of one of history s most singular events


The Joy of Gay Sex

For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex love and life br br Invaluable as a sex guide a resource on building self esteem and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet em The Joy of Gay Sex em covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from anus to wrestling Noted psychologist Dr Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties on emotional and relationship oriented issues such as long term couples loneliness and growing older and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man s bookshelf


The Second Rule of Ten (A Tenzing Norbu Mystery, #2)

i Beware your old limited models of thinking no matter how safe they make you feel eventually you will become their prisoner That s the second rule of Ten i br br Tenzing Ten Norbu ex monk and ex cop is back In i The Second Rule of Ten i the next book in the Dharma Detective series i i our daring detective faces a dead Hollywood producer an ailing philanthropist s missing sister and a way too sexy pathologist who are all wreaking havoc with his serenity and that s i before i the arrival of cartel king and arch nemesis Chaco Morales As Ten moves deeper into the case things get personal when his two best friends in Dharamshala go missing and his former LAPD partner Bill turns oddly distant Ten s journey for the truth propels him from gang ridden dangerous Boyle Heights in east LA to Lhasa Tibet and back again He must wrestle with more than one limiting thought and inner enemy if he is to identify much less overcome his rapidly multiplying outer ones The clues to solving this complex cluster of mysterious events are sprinkled all over the City of Angels but the ultimate answers as always for Ten lie inside


BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL (Modern Philosophy Series): From World's Most Influential & Revolutionary Philosopher, the Author of The Antichrist, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, ... The Gay Science and The Birth of Tragedy

This carefully crafted ebook BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents br In Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche accuses past philosophers of lacking critical sense and blindly accepting dogmatic premises in their consideration of morality The work moves into the realm beyond good and evil in the sense of leaving behind the traditional morality which Nietzsche subjects to a destructive critique in favour of what he regards as an affirmative approach br Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher cultural critic poet philologist and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history Because of Nietzsche s evocative style and provocative ideas his philosophy generates passionate reactions His works remain controversial due to varying interpretations and misinterpretations of his work In the Western philosophy tradition Nietzsche s writings have been described as the unique case of free revolutionary thought that is revolutionary in its structure and problems although not tied to any revolutionary project br Helen Zimmern was naturalised British writer and translator born in Germany She was instrumental in making European culture more accessible in English


Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America

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Mark's Not Gay (Brac Pack #11)

Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance M M werewolves consensual BDSM sex toys br br Mark Forest decides to sell his tattoo shop after he inherits his granddad s auto shop When he glides down the highway on his motorcycle to visit his friends after his granddad s funeral he finds himself in a small town filled with shape shifters br br Caden McQueen is only ninety years old and the youngest of the timber wolves but he holds his own as a sentry who guards the mates residing in Alpha Maverick s home Little does he know that Tangee s very straight friend who blows into town for a few days will turn out to be his mate br br After Caden chases his fleeing mate into the city he s attacked by rogue vampires and left for dead Even so his biggest problem may be how to get a guy so deep in the closet that he doesn t even know he s gay to come out br br Note Each book in Lynn Hagen s Brac Pack collection focuses on a different romantic couple To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters we recommend reading the series in sequential order


The Gay Talese Reader: Portraits and Encounters

div As a young reporter for i The New York Times i in Gay Talese published his first book i New York A Serendipiter s Journey i a series of vignettes and essays that began New York is a city of things unnoticed It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars two stone armadillos crawling up St Patrick s Cathedral and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building br br Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese s writing and i The Gay Talese Reader i brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles This collection opens with New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed and includes Silent Season of a Hero about Joe DiMaggio Ali in Havana and Looking for Hemingway as well as several other favorite pieces It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese s finest writings These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft br br Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Blue Eyes in Frank Sinatra Has a Cold Talese captures his subjects be they famous infamous or merely unusual in his own inimitable elegant fashion The essays and profiles collected in i The Gay Talese Reader i are works of art each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual place or moment div


Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays

A selection of witty and provocative essays from the father of New Journalism Gay Talese s i Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays i is published in Penguin Modern Classics br br Gay Talese is the father of American New Journalism who transformed traditional reportage with his vivid scene setting sharp observation and rich storytelling His piece for i Esquire i one of the most celebrated magazine articles ever published describes a morose Frank Sinatra silently nursing a glass of bourbon struck down with a cold and unable to sing like Picasso without paint Ferrari without fuel only worse The other writings in this selection include a description of a meeting between two legends Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali a brilliantly witty dissection of the offices of i Vogue i magazine an account of travelling to Ireland with hellraising actor Peter O Toole and a profile of fading baseball star Joe DiMaggio which turns into a moving immaculately crafted meditation on celebrity br br Gay Talese b is an American author He wrote for i The New York Times i in the early s and helped to define literary journalism or new nonfiction reportage also known as New Journalism His most famous articles are about Joe DiMaggio Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra He lives in New York with his wife Nan Talese br br If you enjoyed i Frank Sinatra has a Cold i you might like George Orwell s i Essays i also published in Penguin Modern Classics br br The best American prose of the second half of the twentieth century br i Atlantic Monthly i br br The best non fiction writer in America br Mario Puzo author of i The Godfather i br br A masterful New Journalism pioneer raises the magazine article to the level of an art form br i Los Angeles i i Times i