Books Acquired Recently

Cuadros, Gil. City of God. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1994. I recently read about this book dealing with the AIDS epidemic and decided to buy it because of its use of multiple genres. Hancock, Ange-Marie. Intersectionality: An Intellectual History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. Intersectionality is an important concept in my current writingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

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Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition

Last week I was in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and I visited the Jane Addams Book Shop. It is a lovely little place, with three floors full of used books. I was good and only bought three things. Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire. New York: Poseidon Press, 1993. I’ve enjoyedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Jane Addams Book Shop Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Mostly 2019 Edition

Hemmings, Clare. Bisexual Spaces: A Geography of Sexuality and Gender. New York: Routledge, 2002. I recently came across a citation of this book and decided to buy it despite its age because I am bisexual and because my research is concerned with space. With the exception of Moore’s book, which I bought directly from theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Mostly 2019 Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Albany Book Festival Edition

Yesterday I attended the second annual Albany Book Festival at SUNY Albany. It was an excellent time, with readings by big-name authors, writing workshops, and a large book fair of local authors and their work. I showed great restraint and only bought four books, all of which I was able to get inscribed. Bartow, Stuart.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Albany Book Festival Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Snaza, Nathan. Animate Literacies: Literature, Affect, and the Politics of Humanism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2019. I received a promotional email about this book from the publisher and ordered a copy right away because the book examines several texts that I teach in my courses through the lens of affect theory, an approach thatContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: 2019 Edition

Bonomo, Joe. No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. I’ve loved Roger Angell’s baseball writing since I first encountered it in the New Yorker in the mid-2000s. I am thus excited to read this book about his writing. Darling, Ron, with DanielContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: 2019 Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Ali, Agha Shahid. A Nostalgist’s Map of America. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991. I ordered this book after encountering an excerpt of one of its poems in Gayatri Gopinath’s Unruly Visions. I am always interested in investigating the work of queer authors whom I haven’t read before. Ewalt, David M. Of Dice and Men: TheContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Navratilova, Martina, with George Vecsey. Martina. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. I became obsessed with tennis and Navratilova when I was nine years old, and my local public library had her autobiography, so I read it avidly. Lately I’ve been writing about books that have influenced me, and in hindsight I realized that thisContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Hobart Book Village Edition

This past weekend I went to the Hobart Book Village in Hobart, New York, for the first time. Hobart is a tiny village in the Catskills, but it has five independent bookstores within two blocks of each other. They all have slightly different specialties and cooperate with each other rather than being competitors. I onlyContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Hobart Book Village Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Gay Nostalgia Edition

Delany, Samuel R. Letters from Amherst: Five Narrative Letters. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2019. I am a Delany fanatic so I buy all of his books. I had pre-ordered this book from amazon.com and it came this week. Vidal, Gore. Myra Breckinridge. 1968. New York: Vintage International, 2019. I’ve only read one of Vidal’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Gay Nostalgia Edition”