Wayne Koestenbaum





Wayne Koestenbaum


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In addition to Hotel Theory (Soft Skull, 2007), Wayne Koestenbaum has published five books of nonfiction prose: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queens Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and five books of poetry: Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He wrote the libretto for an opera, Jackie O (music by Michael Daugherty). His essays and poetry have appeared in such anthologies as The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, and The Art of the Essay, and in such magazines as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Ha ...more

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Humiliation

3.67 avg rating — 325 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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My 1980s and Other Essays

3.75 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Andy Warhol

3.59 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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The Queen's Throat: Opera, ...

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3.81 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Hotel Theory

3.94 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2007
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Jackie Under My Skin: Inter...

3.61 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Cleavage: Essays on Sex, St...

3.95 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2000
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The Pink Trance Notebooks

3.89 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2015
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Moira Orfei in Aigues-Morte...

3.81 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2004
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Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films

3.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2006
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“The world was doing its best to ignore the fact that I was a writer.”
Wayne Koestenbaum

“Yes to fingerfucking the dialectic! Or to using the dialectic as a method of fingerfucking the binary!”
Wayne Koestenbaum, Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire

“I am demonstrating to you how tasty I think words are. I’m having sex with words in front of you. I’m playing around with them. I’m getting off. I’m trying to titillate you. There’s this magical substance, language, that I’m laying out for you. Then you’re going to fondle it.”
Wayne Koestenbaum, Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire
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