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Robert Rodi

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Robert was born in Chicago in the conformist 1950s, grew up in the insurrectionist 1960s, came of age in the hedonist 1970s, and went to work in the elitist 1980s. This roller-coaster ride has left him with a distinct aversion to isms of any kind; it also gave him an ear for hypocrisy, cant, and platitudes that allowed him, in the 1990s, to become a much-lauded social satirist.

After seven acclaimed novels set in the gay milieu, Robert grew restless for new challenges — which he found in activities as wide-ranging as publishing nonfiction, writing comic books, launching a literary-criticism blog, and taking to the stage (as a spoken-word performer, jazz singer, and rock-and-roll front man).

In 2011, excited by the rise of digital e-books, he
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Ten years after its first attempt, the BBC took another stab at Sense and Sensibility. In some respects, it’s a step sideways, if not backwards; this 1981 production looks in many cases even cheaper than its predecessor, despite using actual houses of the period rather than wobbly stage sets. Lighting seems to be the culprit; videotape is entirely different from film, and what looks sharp and... Read more of this blog post »
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Closet Case

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Fag Hag

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I love Kingsley Amis’s work; Lucky Jim is one of my favorite comic novels (not that I’m alone in that). And at times One Fat Englishman reads like a sequel to that earlier novel…one in which Lucky Jim has grown up gross and embittered and roiling wit ...more
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Dawn Powell is my favorite novelist. She was ahead of her time in that she wrote without a shred of sentimentality — which was rare even for male writers of the period, but virtually unheard of for a woman. (Only Dorothy Parker could match her, and P ...more
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I've long loved the Mapp and Lucia series by E.F. Benson -- razor-sharp, spittingly funny British comedies of manners -- as well as the two pitch-perfect sequels by Tom Holt. Guy Fraser-Sampson has now stepped in with three entries to the series, of ...more
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“To be fated to lose. To know destiny itself the architect of my torment. Can it be true? Is to be Loki to be without hope? And if so...to whom can a god appeal for mercy?”
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