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The Club of Queer Trades By G.K. Chesterton
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A collection of related short stories by British author G. K. Chesterton. Each story is centered on a person who is making his living by some novel and extraordinary means (a "queer... More > trade"). To gain admittance to the Club, one must have a unique queer trade as principal source of income. "Cherub" Swinburne describes his quest for The Club of Queer Trades with his friend Basil Grant, a retired judge, and Rupert Grant, a private detective who is Basil's younger brother. Each of the stories describes their encounter with one of the trades. In the final story, Rupert Grant rescues a lady from her kidnappers but cannot understand why she refuses to be rescued. The answer leads to the unveiling of the mystery of The Club of Queer Trades.< Less
Nuclear Alternatives: Interracial and Queer Families in American Literature, 1840-1905 By Maureen Terese McCarthy
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Nuclear Alternatives: Interracial and Queer Families in American Literature, 1840-1905 is a doctoral dissertation that explores various ways white Americans imagined black-white interracial and... More > non-traditional families before and after the American Civil War. It moves through time, exploring what makes an interracial family visible, and analyzing how these families are constructed with regard to racial categorization and gendered expectations. Nuclear Alternatives contends that family is performative, meaning that it relies on repeated acts, social recognition, and particular performative speech acts such as naming. It argues that, throughout history, family is an idea separate from the bodies or structures that usually define it.< Less
G. K. Chesterton Series Six: The Club of Queer Traders By G. K. Chesterton
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About G. K. Chesterton Biographical Details Professional Writing Career Views on Works Influence The Club of Queer Traders Chapter 1. The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown Chapter 2. The... More > Painful Fall of a Great Reputation Chapter 3. The Awful Reason of the Vicar's Visit Chapter 4. The Singular Speculation of the House-Agent Chapter 5. The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd Chapter 6. The Eccentric Seclusion of the Old Lady ISBN: 978-1-105-09266-4< Less
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Bough Breaks By Tamiko Beyer
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The poetic sequence bough breaks sets out to interrogate queer motherhood, implications of gender, and the politics of adoption. Traveling across terrains (New York, Bangkok, Honolulu, Tokyo) and... More > time (from the speaker’s childhood to an imagined future that holds or does not hold an adopted child) the poem teases apart the idea of conception. Queer in content and form, this fiercely feminist yet tenderly personal poem takes on the lullaby-lyric of parenthood to lay claim, surprise, and engage. Kazim Ali says: "In a trance-driven lineage of serious thinkers which include the likes of Myung Mi Kim, Jessica Grim, and Bruna Mori, Tamiko Beyer does not separate the experience of a gendered body from genres of thought. This writing lies down between poetry and theory and makes a bed there, a bed of textured experience and fabulous rhythms."< Less
Concordant By Izzy Almaz
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Romy lives a happy life in a concordant society, because ever since Memory Screening technology was invented in 2032, the world has shifted into an era of honesty. She should want for nothing, and... More > yet, she does – a greedy trait considered most unstable by the governing Régime. When Richard Walcox, CEO of Halcyon Entertainment, reveals to her a secret and privileged world, Romy finds herself abandoning her friends, loving partner, and all morals and values to pursue the exciting life of the powerful and wealthy few.< Less
Concordant By Izzy Almaz
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Romy lives a happy life in a concordant society, because ever since Memory Screening technology was invented in 2032, the world has shifted into an era of honesty. She should want for nothing, and... More > yet, she does – a greedy trait considered most unstable by the governing Régime. When Richard Walcox, CEO of Halcyon Entertainment, reveals to her a secret and privileged world, Romy finds herself abandoning her friends, loving partner, and all morals and values to pursue the exciting life of the powerful and wealthy few.< Less
JOGS By Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
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JOGS is a re-writing, reading-by-re-cycling, of the 1977 book "The Joy of Gay Sex." Each poem takes its controlled vocabulary from one section of this book, rearranging and eliminating... More > words, though retaining the original title of its source section.< Less
Contritus --Part 2 By Red Jordan Arobateau
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The ongoing journal of an old transsexual man who lives in poverty in San Francisco with his cat and parrots, creating fine art, and fine literature. He is a spiritual seeker who is often found in... More > religious places, seeking to touch the Devine. He longs for better times here on earth.< Less
JOGS By Gabriel Ojeda-Sague
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JOGS is a re-writing, reading-by-re-cycling, of the 1977 book "The Joy of Gay Sex." Each poem takes its controlled vocabulary from one section of this book, rearranging and eliminating... More > words, though retaining the original title of its source section.< Less