Becoming A Man

Author: Paul Monette
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060595647
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A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret -- from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straight man, through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels abroad, loveless intimacy and unrequited passion, Paul Monette was haunted, and finally saved, by a dream of "the thing I'd never even seen: two men in love and laughing." Searingly honest, witty, and humane, Becoming a Man is the definitive coming-out story in the classic coming-of-age genre.

The Cambridge Companion To American Gay And Lesbian Literature

Author: Scott Herring
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316298981
Size: 20.87 MB
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This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. It surveys primary and secondary writings under the evolving category of gay and lesbian authorship, and incorporates current thinking in US-based LGBTQ studies as well as critical practices within the field of American literary studies. This Companion also addresses the ways in which queerness pervades persons, texts, bodies, and reading, while paying attention to the transnational component of such literatures. In so doing, it details the chief genres, conventional historical backgrounds, and influential interpretive practices that support the analysis of LGBTQ literatures in the United States.

Social Justice Multicultural Counseling And Practice

Author: Heesoon Jun
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960568
Size: 55.71 MB
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This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity. It aims to break down the traditional categorizations of racial/ethnic groupings and focuses on teaching students to think and learn in a multidimensional manner, rather than in a linear fashion. The key to the book lies in its aim to teach students to practise culturally competent counselling by taking into consideration a client's multiple identities, such as a middle-aged, African American woman, who might be facing issues due to her racial grouping, her age and her gender. The book is filled with activities, excercises and examples that help students think about racism in a non-traditional manner, rather than the typical ways often taught, making it very timely and reflecting the transformation of thinking that is occuring in the field.

Hollywood Biblical Epics Camp Spectacle And Queer Style From The Silent Era To The Modern Day

Author: Richard Lindsay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440837538
Size: 47.18 MB
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This is the only book of its kind to explore biblical epics from an LGBT perspective, studying films from the silent era, to the postwar major studio era, to the present day. • Considers pre-code films, production code films, and films under the modern MPAA ratings system • Analyzes biblical epics for gay characters and situations • Explores the relationship between biblical content and camp • Addresses the treatment of LGBT subjects in relation to Hollywood censorship regimes

Stories Of Illness And Healing

Author: Sayantani DasGupta
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780873389167
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Stories of Illness and Healing is the first collection to place the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives--poetry, essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral testimonies--as well as traditional analytic essays about themes and issues raised by the narratives. Stories of Illness and Healing bridges the artificial divide between women's lives and scholarship in gender, health, and medicine. The authors of these narratives are diverse in age, ethnicity, family situation, sexual orientation, and economic status. They are doctors, patients, spouses, mothers, daughters, activists, writers, educators, and performers. The narratives serve to acknowledge that women's illness experiences are more than their diseases, that they encompass their entire lives. The pages of this book echo with personal accounts of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. They reflect the social constructions of women's bodies, their experiences of sexuality and reproduction, and their roles as professional and family caregivers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Stories of Illness and Healing draws the connection between women's suffering and advocacy for women's lives.

The Dalkey Archive Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Author: Flann O’Brien
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007405898
Size: 62.78 MB
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From the author of the classic novel ‘At-Swim-Two-Birds’ comes this ingenious tale which follows the mad and absurd ambitions of a scientist determined to destroy the world.

Black Boy

Author: Richard Wright
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780808510529
Size: 35.79 MB
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The author relates his life as an African American growing up in the South during the Jim Crow years

One Man S Meat

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: G K Hall & Company
ISBN: 9780783883212
Size: 52.36 MB
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The early-twentieth-century writer and journalist recalls his thoughts and experiences while enjoying the simple life on a Maine farm