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  • 18 years ago | Books

    Dorothy Allison has a knack for controversy. Her acclaimed first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, was overlooked for a Lambda Literary Award because it wasn't considered lesbian enough.

  • 18 years ago | Books

    A paean to a pre-AIDS era, Jane Hamilton's new novel shuttles between the supposedly inglorious present decade and a halcyon past.

  • 18 years ago | Books

    Jacki Lyden Daughter of the Queen of Sheba Houghton Mifflin TO JACKI LYDEN'S credit, this memoir of her mother's descent into madness leaves the author as the one looking crazy. Daughter of the Queen of Sheba is essentially an account of how Lyden...

  • 18 years ago | Books

    Gary Indiana Resentment: A Comedy Doubleday THE TV TRIAL is our modern morality play, in which others' passions serve as the measure of our own. So Gary Indiana's choice to build his brilliant satiric novel around the spectacle of a popular murder...

  • 18 years ago | Books

    Michael Peppiatt Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma Farrar, Straus and Giroux GOSSIP, NABOKOV SAID, is the materia prima of literature. Certainly, it is the mainstay of biography. Francis Bacon, the highly readable biography penned by the painter...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    WATCHING DANCERS TWIRL past in a blur of boots and bolos at the Town House country bar in St. Paul, it's hard to see right off what distinguishes this place from any other two-stepping joint in town. There's the faux kerosene lanterns suspended fr...


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