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By Brian Bromberger | May 2, 2018

After an eight-year absence, author Stephen McCauley has resurfaced with one of his best novels.

By Tim Pfaff | May 2, 2018

In Alexander Chee's new collection of essays, "How To Write an Autobiographical Novel" (Mariner Books), it's his voice that counts.

By John F. Karr | May 2, 2018

I do not come to bury Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber; nor do I come to marry him. I'm actually kinda indifferent to him. But I was intrigued by the idea of his autobiography, called "Unmasked: A Memoir."

By Tim Pfaff | April 18, 2018

Two ghosts loom over Martin Duberman's new memoir, "The Rest of It: Hustlers, Cocaine, Depression, and Then Some 1976-1988" (Duke University Press), neither of them named in the lengthy subtitle.

By Brian Bromberger | April 18, 2018

The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics, edited by Matt Bell (Wayne State University Press), is a hodgepodge of professorial contributions discussing aspects of the film/play.

By Jim Piechota | April 18, 2018

In his beautifully written, lucid, and emotionally intense third memoir, prolific author, poet, and educator Rigoberto Gonzalez describes his tumultuous early life with his brother Alex and their coming-of-age into adulthood amidst grief and trauma.

By Tim Pfaff | April 11, 2018

I found Udozinma Iweala's neck-snapping new novel "Speak No Evil" (Harper) a welcome palate-cleanser after the tooth-rotting peachiness of "Call Me by Your Name."

By Peter Garland | April 11, 2018

Throughout human history, the phallos has been a symbol that stood for much more than sex. The classic book "Phallos: A Symbol and Its History in the Male World" (1972) documents some of the more striking uses of the phallos as a symbol.

By Gregg Shapiro | April 11, 2018

Michael Imperioli makes his literary debut with The Perfume Burned His Eyes (Akashic), a novel in which 16-year-old narrator Matthew becomes enmeshed with the late rock legend Lou Reed and his trans muse Rachel.

By Gregg Shapiro | April 11, 2018

Observed every April since its 1996 launch, National Poetry Month was created by the American Academy of Poets as a means of celebrating and calling attention to poetry.

By Roberto Friedman | March 28, 2018

A new paperback edition of "Insomniac City - New York, Oliver Sacks, and Me" by Bill Hayes (Bloomsbury) comes emblazoned with a blurb from a B.A.R. review of the hardback.

By Garland Richard Kyle | March 21, 2018

There are few lesbian couples who are as famous, highly regarded, and talked about in Rio de Janeiro as American Pulitzer and National Book Award honoree poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian "modernist designer" Maria Carlotta Constallotta de Macedo Soares

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