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Lost Years: A Memoir 1945 - 1951

By: Christopher Isherwood

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: September 2000

Seller ID: 40559


The English writer Christopher Isherwood settled in California in 1939 and spent the war years working in Hollywood film studios, teaching English to European refugees, and converting to Hinduism. By the time the war ended, he realized he was not cut out to be a monk. With his self-imposed wartime vigil behind him, he careened into a life of frantic socializing, increasing dissipation, anxiety, and, eventually, despair.For nearly a half decade he all but ceased to wri... View more info

Beautiful Room Is Empty

By: Edmund White

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: March 1988

Seller ID: 30008


When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shr... View more info

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Gay Soul: Finding the Heart of Gay Spirit and Nature with Sixteen Writers, Healers, Teache

By: Mark Thompson

Price: $3.00

Publisher: HarperOne: May 1995

Seller ID: 23411


Gay spirituality and sensibility come to light in these pages of striking portraits and trenchant interviews. Thompson brings out the unique contributions of the esteemed gay men - including Will Roscoe, Joseph Kramer, Harry Hay, James Broughton, Andrew Harvey, Paul Monette, Malcolm Boyd, and Ram Dass - who lead the spiritual life. Thompson elicits vivid musings on such provocative issues as the third gender, S&M, ritual as 'holy fire', and spirituality in the a... View more info