Author: Jon W. Finson
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Often bawdy, always lyric, and sometimes romantic, A Chosen Landscape relates the tale of a young gay professor among the pleasures, temptations, and hypocrisies of life at a university in the Bible Belt. He journeys through the rich sexual country of this wickedly involuted world, usually titillated but often unsatisfied by his carnal escapades. Whether he can discover his chosen landscape in the duplicitous society of a smug Southern academic town remains to be seen."Here follows a gay wanderer's song cycle about his earlier years. In this genre a young man leaves home for the wider world in search of his fortune and some amorous exploits (perhaps even a mate). . . . Such lyrical fables conclude in one of two ways: with a chanson about arrival in a chosen landscape or about the wayfarer's last end. Enjoy the voyage as far as it goes. I did."
Author: Jon W. Finson
Release Date: 2014-07-03
"When we mourn our youth in later years, we do not regret our physical losses so much as our capacity for swift, generous affection and intuitive companionship." In this romantic and scenic novel of coming out, Scott Van Met journeys to Boulder, Colorado for summer school. There he encounters the magnificent landscape of the front range and the extraordinary beauty of David Stolz. David not only guides Scott through a series of hikes and climbs in the Colorado Rockies but also to a profound revelation of unexpected sexuality. Their adventures unfold over a period of just eight weeks that coalesce in an exquisite singularity.
Author: Charles Jackson
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Charles Jackson (1903-1968) achieved international success with his first book, The Lost Weekend (1944), a groundbreaking novel about alcoholism that sold more than 600,000 copies and was adapted for an Academy Award-winning film version. Jackson followed this triumph with a novel that was even more daring, The Fall of Valor (1946), arguably the first major American novel to deal openly with the theme of homosexuality. The Fall of Valor is an unflinching portrayal of a marriage that has faded to a mere duty. John and Ethel Grandin take a summer vacation to Nantucket with the hope of recapturing the happiness they felt in the early days of their relationship. But instead the holiday blasts their marriage wider apart than ever when John falls hopelessly in love with a handsome marine captain. This edition features a new introduction by Michael Bronski, who argues that Jackson's novel deserves rediscovery and a place alongside later classics such as Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar, Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead, and the works of James Baldwin. "A finer and more skilful work than [The Lost Weekend] ... a milestone in our literary progress." - Saturday Review "A courageous, ruthlessly probing book." - Thomas Mann "One of the best books I've ever read." - Book Week
"Imre is one of the first openly gay American novels with a happy ending. Described by the author as "a little psychological romance," the narrative follows two men who meet by chance in a cafe in Budapest, where they forge a friendship that leads to a series of mutual revelations and gradual disclosures. With its sympathetic characterizations of homosexual men, Imre's 1906 publication marked a turning point in literature in English." "This edition includes material relating to the novel's origins, contemporary writings on homosexuality, other writings by Prime-Stevenson, and a contemporary review."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Jon W. Finson
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2007
Arguably no other nineteenth-century German composer was as literate or as finely attuned to setting verse as Robert Schumann. Finson challenges long-standing assumptions about Schumann's Lieder, engaging traditionally held interpretations. Arranged in part thematically, rather than merely by strict compositional chronology, this book speaks to the heart of Schumann's music.
Author: Jennifer Sinor
Publisher: Utah State University Press
Release Date: 2007-03-31
A set of creative writers here responds to the call for literature that addresses who we are by understanding where we are—where, for each of them, being somehow part of the academy. Their personal essays delineate the diverse, sometimes unexpected roles of place in shaping them, as writers and teachers in varied environments, through unique experiences and distinctive worldviews—in reconfiguring their conjunctions of identity and setting, here, there, everywhere, and in between. Offering creative comments on place, identity, and academic work are authors Charles Bergman, Mary Clearman Blew, Jayne Brim Box, Jeffrey M. Buchanan, Norma Elia Cantú, Katherine Fischer, Kathryn T. Flannery, Diana Garcia, Janice M. Gould, Seán W. Henne, Rona Kaufman, Deborah A. Miranda, Erin E. Moore, Kathleen Dean Moore, Robert Michael Pyle, Jennifer Sinor, Scott Slovic, Michael Sowder, Lee Torda, Charles Waugh, and Mitsuye Yamada.
Author: Vincent Terrace
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Performing Arts
This is a supplement to the author’s Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925–2010. It covers 1,612 series broadcast between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2016. Major networks—ABC, CBS, the CW, Fox and NBC—are covered along with many cable channels, such as AMC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Lifetime, Discovery, TNT, Comedy Central and History Channel. Alphabetical entries provide storylines, casts, networks and running dates. A performer index is included.
Author: Charlotte Pence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Mike Pence's pet rabbit is the best thing about Washington." —The Week "Marlon is ridiculously cute and appears to be fully aware of that fact." —The Washington Post Marlon Bundo is "an objectively good name for a bunny." —John Oliver, HBO's Last Week Tonight "The Vice President and his wife could kiss their audience's attention goodbye once Marlon Bundo was introduced!" — CNN, covering Marlon Bundo's appearance at a White House military appreciation event From the moment he hopped into the home of America's "Second Family," black-and-white bunny rabbit Marlon Bundo captured the hearts of Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen, and his children Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey. But little Marlon Bundo isn't just a family pet: like Peter Rabbit and Bugs Bunny before him, Marlon—or BOTUS (Bunny of the United States)—is a national celebrity! With his appearances at official White House events, his rides on Air Force 2, and his popular Instagram account, Marlon Bundo has become a beloved member of the Trump-Pence administration. So how does a bunny experience a day in the life of the Vice President? Now young readers can follow Marlon Bundo along as he hops after "Grampa" (Vice President Mike Pence) in this delightful story penned by Charlotte Pence and illustrated faithfully with watercolors from the "Second Lady" herself, Karen Pence.
Author: Jon W. Finson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1989-12-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Robert Schumann sketched his First Symphony in only four days--a remarkable feat for an artist poorly versed in the genre. In this study, Jon Finson examines these sketches to show how the composer's experience with symphonic composition and his autodidactic course in orchestration assisted in the rapid fashioning of this symphony--a work deliberately calculated to establish his reputation as a major artist. Finson also provides examples of the autograph score and subsequent editions of the Spring Symphony to reveal Schumann's empirical method of orchestration and his concern for the exigencies of performance.
Author: Peter Drucker
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Political Science
Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism shows how the successive 'same-sex formations' of the past century and a half have led to both gay 'normality' and queer resistance. It sees sexual rebellions and queer social justice struggles as harbingers of a queer anti-capitalism.