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Perry Brass There are so many fictional landscapes I'd like to visit, from so many different writers. I think I'd love to go to Dostoyevski's "The Idiot," or…moreThere are so many fictional landscapes I'd like to visit, from so many different writers. I think I'd love to go to Dostoyevski's "The Idiot," or "Crime and Punishment," Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises"—a book I wanted to "live in," when I was a kid, and of course, "King of Angels," the Savannah, GA, of my youth. What would I do in these worlds: just be alive, look a lot, see a lot, and be alive to the magic of art. (less)
Perry Brass I am currently reading Oliver Sacks's memoir "On the Move," which is interesting in that he is open about being gay in it, something that he avoided…moreI am currently reading Oliver Sacks's memoir "On the Move," which is interesting in that he is open about being gay in it, something that he avoided for most of his life. I met Sacks several times, and found him to be distant and elusive, although I have several friends who were close to him. I think the fact that I am an openly gay writer bothered him. He did come from a horribly homophobic Jewish background in pre-World War II England. I am somewhat familiar with that background from other friends of mine who went through the same kind of painful oppression there. As Quentin Crisp said about the difference between America and England: "In America, everyone wants to be your friend." After numerous trips to England, I found that very much to be true. (less)
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Angel Lust:  An Erotic Nove...

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Albert, Or, the Book of Man

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Circles

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I just posted a review of two books from The Other Press—"Madonna in a Fur Coat" and "For Two Thousand Years" on my Huffington Post blog. You can access it at:

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I also reviewed "God's Own Country," a beautifully framed queer-themed movie set in England's wild Yorkshire country, home of Edward Carpenter and other English romantics and eccentrics, on Huffingt... Read more of this blog post »
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“If you are what you eat, then why aren’t you what you desire?"
Desire stands in the great no-man’s land of human activity: the zone of most conflict, fear, and anxiety. It scares us. We are often asked to hate it—by those who claim to have given it up for “better” things, and who often, hypocritically, haven’t.”
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“If you are what you eat, then why aren’t you what you desire?"
Desire stands in the great no-man’s land of human activity: the zone of most conflict, fear, and anxiety. It scares us. We are often asked to hate it—by those who claim to have given it up for “better” things, and who often, hypocritically, haven’t.”
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