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  • Dan Savage: The First Gay Celebrity

    There are many Dan Savages: the author of the Savage Love advice column, syndicated around the country; the radio essayist beloved by This American Life fans; the author of a best-selling book about his gay marriage, and another about his son’s open adoption; the prankster who ruined Rick Santorum’s life; and the founder of the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying campaign. But never before have we ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Why Bowie Matters

    by Will Brooker ...
    A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and journey, and why he will always matter.When David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, it seemed the whole world was united in mourning. His greatest hits were sung tearfully in pubs up and down ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley Complete Planet Savers Science Adventure

    Her 1958 novel The Planet Savers introduced the planet of Darkover, which became the setting of a popular series by Bradley and other authors. The Darkover milieu may be considered as either fantasy with science fiction overtones or as science fiction with fantasy overtones, as Darkover is a lost earth colony where psi powers developed to an unusual degree. Bradley wrote many Darkover novels by ... Read more

    $7.11 AUD

  • Between Women

    Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England

    by Sharon Marcus ...
    Women in Victorian England wore jewelry made from each other's hair and wrote poems celebrating decades of friendship. They pored over magazines that described the dangerous pleasures of corporal punishment. A few had sexual relationships with each other, exchanged rings and vows, willed each other property, and lived together in long-term partnerships described as marriages. But, as Sharon Marcus ... Read more

    $31.67 AUD

  • Queer: A Graphic History

    Illustrated by Jules Scheele ...
    series Introducing...
    'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' ViceActivist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Jules Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • Disturbing Attachments

    Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History

    by Kadji Amin ...
    series Theory Q
    Jean Genet (1910–1986) resonates, perhaps more than any other canonical queer figure from the pre-Stonewall past, with contemporary queer sensibilities attuned to a defiant non-normativity. Not only sexually queer, Genet was also a criminal and a social pariah, a bitter opponent of the police state, and an ally of revolutionary anticolonial movements. In Disturbing Attachments, Kadji Amin ... Read more

    $30.79 AUD

  • Sophia Parnok

    The Life and Work of Russia's Sappho

    series The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series
    The weather in Moscow is good, there's no cholera, there's also no lesbian love...Brrr! Remembering those persons of whom you write me makes me nauseous as if I'd eaten a rotten sardine. Moscow doesn't have them--and that's marvellous."-Anton Chekhov, writing to his publisher in 1895Chekhov's barbed comment suggests the climate in which Sophia Parnok was writing, and is an added testament to to ... Read more

    $37.28 AUD

  • Genders

    series The New Critical Idiom
    The concept of gender continues to be a central issue in literary and cultural studies, with a significance that crosses disciplinary boundaries and provokes lively debate. In this fully revised and updated second edition, David Glover and Cora Kaplan offer a lucid and illuminating introduction to ’gender’ and its implications, including:an overview of the critical language and concepts ... Read more

    $33.76 AUD

  • Dead Letters Sent

    Queer Literary Transmission

    by Kevin Ohi ...
    Literary texts that address tradition and the transmission of knowledge often seem concerned less with preservation than with loss, recurrently describing scenarios of what author Kevin Ohi terms “thwarted transmission.” Such scenes, however, do not so much concede the impossibility of survival as look into what constitutes literary knowledge and whether it can properly be said to be an object to ... Read more

    $31.45 AUD

  • Middlebrow Queer

    Christopher Isherwood in America

    by Jaime Harker ...
    How could one write about gay life for the mainstream public in Cold War America? Many midcentury gay American writers, hampered by external and internal censors, never managed to do it. But Christopher Isherwood did, and what makes his accomplishment more remarkable is that while he was negotiating his identity as a gay writer, he was reinventing himself as an American one. Jaime Harker shows ... Read more

    $25.73 AUD

  • The Inverted Gaze

    Queering the French Literary Classics in America

    Translated by David Homel ...
    François Cusset is a major intellectual star in France; French Theory, his first book published in English, was published in 2008 (University of Minnesota Press) and won acclaim in the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere. (French Theory is about the radical French thinkers who achieved an improbable level of influence and fame in the US in the late 1970s and 80s—Foucault, Derrida, ... Read more

    $21.11 AUD

  • Time Binds

    Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories

    series Perverse modernities
    Time Binds is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined, and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic. Challenging queer theory’s recent emphasis on loss and trauma, Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature, film, video, and art. She examines ... Read more

    $29.69 AUD

  • Heaven

    One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books by LGBTQ AuthorsEmerson Whitney writes, "Really, I can't explain myself without making a mess." What follows is that mess-electrifying, gorgeous, defiant.At Heaven's center, Whitney seeks to understand their relationship to their mother and grandmother, those first windows into womanhood and all its consequences. Whitney retraces a roving youth in ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • How To Be Gay

    A pioneer of LGBTQ studies dares to suggest that gayness is a way of being that gay men must learn from one another to become who they are. The genius of gay culture resides in some of its most despised stereotypes—aestheticism, snobbery, melodrama, glamour, caricatures of women, and obsession with mothers—and in the social meaning of style. ... Read more

    $25.18 AUD

  • Don't Read Poetry

    A Book About How to Read Poems

    An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genreIn Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

  • Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic Sexuality, Literature, Archives

    Sexuality, Literature, Archives

    Samuel Steward and the Pursuit of the Erotic: Sexuality, Literature, Archives examines one of the most fascinating sexual renegades of the twentieth century and the social, cultural, pedagogical, and erotic projects with which he was engaged. This innovative collection, edited by Debra A. Moddelmog and Martin Joseph Ponce, examines the life and work of Samuel Steward at their most daring and ... Read more

    $34.20 AUD

  • On Brokeback Mountain

    Meditations about Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film

    On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations About Masculinity, Fear, and Love in the Story and the Film provides a close, detailed, comparative discussion of the short story and the film in relation to ways of understanding masculinity and love between men in American culture. It uses analytical ideas from gay and lesbian/queer studies, American studies, social history, film history, and literary history, ... Read more

    $72.26 AUD

  • Writing Queer Women of Color

    Representation and Misdirection in Contemporary Fiction and Graphic Narratives

     Queer women of color have historically been underrepresented or excluded completely in fiction and comics. When present, they are depicted as "less than" the white, Eurocentric norm. Drawing on semiotics, queer theory, and gender studies, this book addresses the imbalanced representation of queer women of color in graphic narratives and fiction and explores ways of rewriting queer women of color ... Read more

    $48.50 AUD

  • The Romanov Sisters

    Not everything that dies stays dead. In the year 2054, the human race suffers the attack of the Resurrected Ones.A global war marks the end of humanity where humans are no longer the ruling population on earth.The ancient species force the remaining people into slavery and blood supply.The survivors hide in fear of being captured and killed, including Avery Pierce. She tries to escape her death by ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Che te ne fai di un cielo senza stelle?

    by Alessio Poeta ...
    Che cosa diavolo fai se scopri che il tuo fidanzato va a letto con un altro uomo conosciuto in palestra?E cosa pensi di quelli che ti chiedono rispetto mentre “WhatsAppano” con altri uomini?E’ giusto, nella vita, non dare seconde chance a nessuno?Questi sono i dubbi di Valerio. Di Valerio Falabella, un ragazzo romano che dal giorno alla notte perde tutto. Ma proprio tutto. Tranne la dignità, le ... Read more


  • El personaje gay

    Un acercamiento crítico desde la perspectiva de género, los estudios gay y la teoría queer en seis cuentos mexicanos

    series Pùblicacrítica #12
    El personaje gay ha aparecido en el cuento mexicano de la segunda mitad del siglo xx con mucho vigor: desde una tímida representación homoerótica hasta una afirmación contundente de la disidencia sexual. En consecuencia, este género literario ha sido un depósito muy ferviente de los numerosos cambios acaecidos en el país en cuanto al tema que la sexualidad refiere y, por sus mismos componentes ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Melodrama

    An Aesthetics of Impossibility

    series Theory Q
    Offering a new queer theorization of melodrama, Jonathan Goldberg explores the ways melodramatic film and literature provide an aesthetics of impossibility. Focused on the notion of what Douglas Sirk termed the "impossible situation" in melodrama, such as impasses in sexual relations that are not simply reflections of social taboo and prohibitions, Goldberg pursues films by Rainer Werner ... Read more

    $29.69 AUD

  • Virginia Woolf

    Lesbian Readings

    series The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series
    The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work. Such traditional institutions as The New York Review of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional advertisements; her face is used to sell everything from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale.Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the first book devoted to Woolf's ... Read more

    $37.28 AUD

  • Complete Humorous Satire Anthologies of Honoré de Balzac

    Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multifaceted characters, who are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. His writing influenced many subsequent novelists such as Marcel Proust, Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, ... Read more

    $11.38 AUD