Download or read Becoming a Man PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Harcourt. This book was released on 1992 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author relates his experiences and feelings growing up gay in a small New England town in the 1950s and the pain of living a lie to keep his homosexuality hidden
Download or read Becoming a Man PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-03-25 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The National Book Award–winning coming-out memoir. “One of the most complex, moral, personal, and political books to have been written about gay life” (LA Weekly). Paul Monette grew up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted. As a child of the 1950s, a time when a kid suspected of being a “homo” would routinely be beaten up, Monette kept his secret throughout his adolescence. He wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to “pass” for straight. The story of his journey to adulthood and to self-acceptance with grace and honesty, this intimate portrait of a young man’s struggle with his own desires is witty, humorous, and deeply felt. Before his death of complications from AIDS in 1995, Monette was an outspoken activist crusading for gay rights. Becoming a Man shows his courageous path to stand up for his own right to love and be loved. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Download or read Lightfall PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the village of Pitts Landing, true evil can linger for centuries It all started with the desperate urging of an internal voice, born from a pulse-pounding nightmare: Run. With that, Iris Ammons felt impelled to leave behind her husband, her children, her job, and her idyllic life. Her motive was never clear to her, just a notion that her entire life had become unfamiliar and that she had to get to the West Coast and the mystical village of Pitts Landing. Similarly focused on the town is its devilishly charismatic cult leader Michael Roman. Michael cuts a bloody swath through his followers in order to get to the secret at the heart of the village. As the coincidences pile up and the omens stack on top of one another like the bodies of Michael’s disciples, he and Iris find themselves at the center of a mystery that stretches back for generations and has effects that could be felt for centuries to come. Lightfall is an erotic horror epic from gifted National Book Award winner Paul Monette, a master of combining thrills with intense emotion, no matter what the genre. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Download or read Demian Die Geschichte Von Emil Sinclairs Jugend PDF, written by Hermann Hesse and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read Life Stories PDF, written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Download or read Telling Time PDF, written by Lisa Frieden and published by Lisa Frieden. This book was released on 2020-06-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Telling Time is a scholarly book that explores how novelists wrote about AIDS during the first decade of the epidemic, when HIV and AIDS were considered death sentences and most often associated with homosexuality and the gay community. The book explores the different narrative strategies used by novelists to represent the temporality of AIDS, looking at Paul Reed’s Facing It: a Novel of AIDS, David Feinberg’s Eighty-Sixed and Spontaneous Combustion, and Paul Monette’s Afterlife and Halfway Home, and how a few novels did manage to resist the apocalyptic dominant rhetoric of AIDS. The book also discusses the difficulties of publishing AIDS novels by people of color and such writers as E. Lynn Harris and Steve Corbin. Telling Time includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography of all American AIDS novels published from 1982-1992 as a reference guide for further reading.
Download or read Childhood in America PDF, written by Paula S. Fass and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 747 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collecting a vast array of selections from past and present--from colonial ministers to Drs. Benjamin Spock and T. Berry Brazelton, and from the poems of Anne Bradstreet to the writings of today's young people--this volume brings to light central issues relevant to American children. The 178 contributions explore a variety of topics connected with childbirth and infancy, adolescence and youth, discipline, working children, learning, children without parents, the vulnerable child, sexuality, the child and the state, and the child's world. Editors Fass (history) and Mason (social welfare) are both associated with the University of California at Berkeley. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read Reflections PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 1557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From an acclaimed memoirist and National Book Award winner: Three groundbreaking works of nonfiction put a human face on the AIDS epidemic. Paul Monette’s searing memoirs of growing up, coming out, and losing his beloved partner to AIDS are now available in a single volume. Becoming a Man: This National Book Award–winning memoir follows Monette’s childhood. Growing up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted, Monette wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to “pass” for straight. This intimate portrait of a young man’s struggle with his own desires and journey to adulthood and self-acceptance through grace and honesty is witty, humorous, and deeply felt. Borrowed Time: Chronicling Monette’s relationship with Roger Horwitz, this tragic true story follows Horwitz’s fight against and eventual death from AIDS. A “tender and lyrical” memoir (TheNew York Times Book Review), it remains one of the most raw and human tales of the AIDS era—a “searing, shattering, ultimately hope-inspiring account of a great love story” (San Francisco Examiner). The Last Watch of the Night: Compiling work from the last two years of his life, this collection of essays documents Monette’s reflections as he slowly succumbed to AIDS. Ringing with humor, rage, and passion, his words provide a breathtaking view from inside the AIDS scourge. Brutal, funny, and startlingly honest, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most important stories of the AIDS era.
Download or read Who S Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History PDF, written by Robert Aldrich and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2004. With subjects drawm from politics, the arts and popular culture, Who's Who in Contemporray Gay & Lesbian History, includes 500 entries from a large team of expert international contributors. The geographical scope takes in the whole of the Western world. Includes fascinating information about little-known figures as well as cult icons from World War II to the present day.
Download or read Reading Autobiography PDF, written by Sidonie Smith and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2010-07-02 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts. Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography.
Download or read Diverse Voices in Photographic Albums PDF, written by Mary Trent and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through a variety of case studies by global scholars from diverse academic fields, this book explores photographic-album practices of historically marginalized figures from a range of time periods, geographic locations, and socio-cultural contexts. Their albums' stories span various racial, ethnic, gender and sexual identities; nationalities; religions; and dis/abilities. The vernacular albums featured in this volume present narratives that move beyond those reflected in our existing histories. Essays examine the visual, material, and aural strategies that album-makers have used to assert control over the presentation of their histories and identities, and to direct what those narratives have to say, a point of special relevance as these albums move out of private domestic space and into public archives, institutions, and digital formats. This book does not consider photographic albums and scrapbooks as separate genres, but as a continuum of modern creative practices of photographic and mass-print collage aimed at self-expression and narrative-building that co-evolved and were readily accessible. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, history of photography, visual culture, material culture, media studies, and cultural studies.
Download or read Recovering Bodies PDF, written by G. Thomas Couser and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1997-11-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a provocative look at writing by and about people with illness or disability—in particular HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, deafness, and paralysis—who challenge the stigmas attached to their conditions by telling their lives in their own ways and on their own terms. Discussing memoirs, diaries, collaborative narratives, photo documentaries, essays, and other forms of life writing, G. Thomas Couser shows that these books are not primarily records of medical conditions; they are a means for individuals to recover their bodies (or those of loved ones) from marginalization and impersonal medical discourse. Responding to the recent growth of illness and disability narratives in the United States—such works as Juliet Wittman’s Breast Cancer Journal, John Hockenberry’s Moving Violations, Paul Monette’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, and Lou Ann Walker’s A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family—Couser addresses questions of both poetics and politics. He examines why and under what circumstances individuals choose to write about illness or disability; what role plot plays in such narratives; how and whether closure is achieved; who assumes the prerogative of narration; which conditions are most often represented; and which literary conventions lend themselves to representing particular conditions. By tracing the development of new subgenres of personal narrative in our time, this book explores how explicit consideration of illness and disability has enriched the repertoire of life writing. In addition, Couser’s discussion of medical discourse joins the current debate about whether the biomedical model is entirely conducive to humane care for ill and disabled people. With its sympathetic critique of the testimony of those most affected by these conditions, Recovering Bodies contributes to an understanding of the relations among bodily dysfunction, cultural conventions, and identity in contemporary America.
Download or read Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage PDF, written by Claude J. Summers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to this impressive body of work. It provides overviews of gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods; in-depth critical essays on major gay and lesbian authors in world literature; and briefer treatments of other topics and figures important in appreciating the rich and varied gay and lesbian literary traditions. Included are nearly 400 alphabetically arranged articles by more than 175 scholars from around the world. New articles in this volume feature authors such as Michael Cunningham, Tony Kushner, Anne Lister, Kate Millet, Jan Morris, Terrence McNally, and Sarah Waters; essays on topics such as Comedy of Manners and Autobiography; and overviews of Danish, Norwegian, Philippines, and Swedish literatures; as well as updated and revised articles and bibliographies.
Download or read True Relations PDF, written by G. Thomas Couser and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1998 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the state of autobiography in the postmodern world, demonstrating how writers use the experience of fragmentation to forge new kinds of collaborative identities.
Download or read The Long Shot PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An unlikely pair races to find a murderer in the hazy underbelly of Los Angeles Vivien Cokes and her husband, Jasper, are LA royalty, and they have the lifestyle to prove it. Big parties, a huge mansion in Malibu, and complicated affairs are all part of the package. However, during a morning swim, Vivien makes a discovery that changes her life forever. Smelling smoke, she sees her home in flames, and inside, she finds her husband dead in the hot tub with his male lover in an apparent double suicide. To find out the truth behind her husband’s death, Vivien must turn to the unlikeliest of sources: a failed writer and grifter who was the boyfriend of her husband’s late lover. After finding kinship in a sort of shared widowhood, the two set out to bring to justice the people behind their loved ones’ deaths. Paul Monette has a poet’s touch, and his aptitude is on full display in The Long Shot as he immerses readers in a mystery with a cast of characters that is as diverse and memorable as the city in which they live. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Download or read The Gold Diggers PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Monette’s uproarious, sexy novel takes us deep into the glamorous world of vintage Los Angeles Perched on top of a hill in the oldest part of Bel Air, Crook House is the grand mansion that gilded Hollywood dreams are made of. It seemed like the perfect place for the exhausted and neurotic Rita to take time away from her life and catch up with her old friend Peter and his lover, Nick. What she didn’t count on was her friends’ emotional baggage, not to mention the suspicious tales of a buried treasure underneath the house. This second novel from Paul Monette puts a tender focus on the ways in which money and time can distort relationships, while also demonstrating how the ties between friends can endure—and even grow stronger—no matter what the distance or history. As Rita, Nick, and Peter get closer to unraveling the mystery buried underneath Crook House, they begin to learn that what they are searching for could be the key to their very survival. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Download or read Halfway Home PDF, written by Paul Monette and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-22 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tom tried everything to get away from the world—but it had a way of getting back to him When Tom was diagnosed with AIDS, he thought of it as a death sentence. His life was effectively over. He packed up everything and moved to a beach house in California. There, he could live out what remained of his life in peace. His landlord was kind, understanding—and interested in him romantically. Tom had found the safe haven he sought. That is, until his brother, Brian, reappeared in his life. Brian’s shady business connections back home have him and his family on the run. With him are his homophobic wife, Susan, and his son, Daniel, who has never met his uncle. Thrown into an explosive situation, Tom and his family struggle to become closer. But when Brian’s dirty dealings follow him to California and threaten the lives of the entire family, the bond between the two brothers is put to the test. Paul Monette displays a keen awareness of family dynamics as he explores coming out, life-threatening illness, and the lifelong consequences of brotherly conflicts. Halfway Home is a novel about anger and reconciliation, love and danger. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.