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The Life to Come and Other Stories by E.M. Forster
"This collection, complete with introduction, made me realise something I hadn't quite realised in so many words before:

Literary criticism of E.M. Forster is so full of snobby bullshit.

The intro here basically reflects what I've heard and read befo..." Read more of this review »
Tyler and 9 other people liked Elizabeth's review of The Lost Weekend:
The Lost Weekend by Charles   Jackson
"My favorite line from the book: "Spinal tap, baby."

I read the novel first, then saw the film. Both are excellent, but very different. Novel: super gay (sex in the church sheds with boyhood friend Melvin; getting kicked out of his fraternity for hi..." Read more of this review »
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Better Angel by Forman Brown
Better Angel
by Forman Brown
recommended for: Fans of Early Gay Fiction
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What was it like to grow up and live as a gay man in the dark past? That temporal puzzle enlivens the literature of the early twentieth century in which the subject is broached or alluded to. This book, published in 1933 under a pseudonym just as ...more
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Mama's Boy by Dustin Lance Black
Mama's Boy: A Story from Our Americas
by Dustin Lance Black
recommended for: Fans of Biography
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In this book Dustin Lance Black tells one story, of his remarkable mother and their family, and also another, that of his political activism for lgbt rights. Mr. Black, or Lance, if I may, pulls these strands together to show how the power of story ...more
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Revolution & Counter-Revolution in Spain by Felix Morrow
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Though a bit repetitive and in need of a glossary to help modern readers navigate the ins and outs of the discussion, this account of the political forces at play in the Spanish Civil War, written while the war was still in progress, is a perfect ...more
Tyler and 6 other people liked James Murphy's review of Hart Crane: A Life:
Hart Crane by Clive Fisher
"One can think of a biography as being epical, as a total definition of an artist and his work set not only in terms of his personal narrative but in those of his work in context of the poetry of his day and his influence, as well as the times in w..." Read more of this review »
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Rabindranath Tagore
“Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity. I will not buy glass for the price of diamonds, and I will never allow patriotism to triumph over humanity as long as I live. ”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”
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Socrates
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
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“Reading maketh a full man; and writing an axact man. And, therefore, if a man write little, he need have a present wit; and if he read little, he need have much cunning to seem to know which he doth not.”
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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”
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