*MAJOR UPDATE IN PROGRESS* I’m revising this entire website, including LGBTQ+ Literature and Film. Thank you for understanding.
LGBTQ+ Book Reviews
- Berlin Alexanderplatz, Alfred Döblin’s landmark 1929 avant-garde novel that inspired Rainer Werner Fassbinder‘s epic film.
- Boy-Wives and Female Husbands: Studies in African Homosexualities, edited by Stephen O. Murray & Will Roscoe — fascinating collection of anthropological and historical studies about LGBTQ+ lives in Africa.
- Hero, science fiction novel about a gay teen superhero, by Perry Moore, the late film producer and author.
- Modern Nature (1992) — filmmaker/painter/poet/memoirist Derek Jarman‘s experimental memoir.
- Phallic Frenzy: Ken Russell and His Films by Joseph Lanza.
- The Queer Cinema of Derek Jarman by Niall Richardson, a study of Jarman‘s major films focused on their connections to gender, history, and politics.
- Queer Cowboys and Other Erotic Male Friendships in Nineteenth-Century American Literature by Chris Packard, explores same-sex relationships on the American frontier, drawing on literary, non-fiction, and visual sources.
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder: Berlin Alexanderplatz, edited by Klaus Biesenbach (a monumental, large-format 664-page analysis of and tribute to Fassbinder‘s 16-hour masterpiece, including his complete screenplay in English translation, essays by Fassbinder, Biesenbach, and Susan Sontag, hundreds of color and black & white photos, more).
- “You Can Tell Just by Looking”: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People, by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico.
PLEASE NOTE: I will soon redo the below graphic to reflect the new, more inclusive name of this part of my website: LGBTQ+ Literature.
Begun 1997 / Revised October 26, 2020