Contemporary Gay Romances

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Author: Felice Picano

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602826404

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Contemporary Gay Romances is the third collection of short fiction by legendary novelist and memoirist, Felice Picano (The Lure, Like People in History, Ambidextrous). It is also his most diverse in terms of the times, places, themes, characters and situations he writes about. Filled with the unexpected, the true, and the amazing, Contemporary Gay Romances moves with ease from gas-lit, upper class London, to a future, climate-altered Bay Area; from semi-rural Florida to Southern California beaches, to an extrasolar planet where people have surprising existences. His characters range from ordinary American suburban housewives to extraordinary children, from grieving young geologists and memory-haunted middle aged men, to British Midlands soccer stars and 22nd Century war heroes. Picano subtitled this collection of stylish, unique, and moving works "Tragic, Comic, Mystic & Horrific," and they are all that and more. The ten tales include prize winners as well as stories published here for the first time, and are as different from any standard "romances" as you can get, but they will linger in the mind and memory.

Publishing Romance

The History of an Industry, 1940s to the Present

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Author: John Markert

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621241

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Romance novels have attracted considerable attention since their mass market debut in 1939, yet seldom has the industry itself been analyzed. Founded in 1949, Harlequin quickly gained market domination with their contemporary romances. Other publishers countered with historical romances, leading to the rise of “bodice-ripper” romances in the 1970s. The liberation of the romance novel’s content during the 1980s brought a vitality to the market that was dubbed a revolution, but the real romance revolution began in the 1990s with developments in the mainstream publishing industry and continues today. This book traces the history and evolution of the romance industry, covering successful (and not so successful) trends and describing changes in romance publishing that paved the way for the many popular subgenres flooding the market in the 21st century.

Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan

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Author: Beverley Curran,Nana Sato-Rossberg,Kikuko Tanabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317567056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of the ways it is theorized and approached as a significant social, cultural, or political practice, and harnessed by its multiple agents; (2) draws attention to the multi-platform translations of cultural productions such as manga, which are both particular to and popular in Japan but also culturally influential and widely circulated transnationally; (3) poses questions about the range of roles translation has in the construction, performance, and control of gender roles in Japan, and (4) enriches Translation Studies by offering essays that problematize critical notions related to translation. In short, the essays in this book highlight the diversity and ubiquity of translation in Japan as well as the range of methods being used to understand how it is being theorized, positioned, and practiced.

The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature

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Author: Scott Herring

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316298981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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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.

Beyond Sex and Romance?

The Politics of Contemporary Lesbian Fiction

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Author: Elaine Hutton

Publisher: Womens PressLtd

ISBN: 9780704345379

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Elaine Hutton examines the current state of lesbian literature and questions whether it continues to be relevant to lesbians. She asks whether the literature is now simply perpetuating heterosexual ideologies instead of challenging them.

Mind Your Head

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Author: Juno Dawson,Olivia Hewitt

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1471405419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson. We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people's mental health - whether fleeting or long-term - and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Today's Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short Story Writers, Scriptwriters, & Other Creative Writers

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Author: Jean Stine

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780810344013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

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Provides an extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary writers. Each entry also contains a biographical/critical introduction including pseudonyms and nationality, a listing of principal works, and sources for further study.

Contemporary Literary Criticism

1995 Yearbook

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Author: Gale Group,Brigham Narnis

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810392694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

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Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 6-8 novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative writers by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Among those profiled in this volume are: Stephen Jay Gould Sue Grafton Charles Johnson Modern African Literature

The Advocate

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gay liberation movement

Page: N.A

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The Laser Video Disc Companion

A Guide to the High-End Delivery System for Home Video

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Author: Douglas Pratt

Publisher: Baseline Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 472

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