art, academic and non-fiction books
publishers’ Eastern and Central European representation

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Crush
ISBN: PB: 9780300246308, Yale University Press, January 2020
80 pp., 21x14 cm
Richard Siken's "Crush", selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional,...
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£14,99
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Harvey Milk His Lives and Death
ISBN: PB: 9780300248555, ISBN: HB: 9780300222616, Yale University Press, November 2019
304 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 15 black&white illus.
Harvey Milk – eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck – was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, but he had not even served a full year in office when he was shot by a homophobic fellow supervisor. Milk's assassination at the a...
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£10,99
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£16,99
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Cruising the Dead River David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront
ISBN: PB: 9780226603759, ISBN: HB: 9780226603612, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
240 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 50 halftones
In the 1970s, Manhattan's west side waterfront was a forgotten zone of abandoned warehouses and piers. Though many saw only blight, the derelict neighborhood was alive with queer people forging new intimacies through cruising. Alongside the piers' se...
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£26,00
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£74,00
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Men without Maps Some Gay Males of the Generation before Stonewall
ISBN: PB: 9780226656113, ISBN: HB: 9780226656083, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones
In "Men without Maps", John Ibson uncovers the experiences of men after World War II who had same-sex desires but few affirmative models of how to build identities and relationships. Though heterosexual men had plenty of cultural maps – provided by n...
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£22,00
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£62,00
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Queer Encounters with Communist Power Non-Heterosexual Lives and the State in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1989
ISBN: PB: 9788024642666, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, November 2019
250 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! In the repressive context of East European Communist regimes, how did young girls and boys come to realize their sexuality? What did they do with that self-awareness – and later on, as adu...
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£15,00
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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language
ISBN: HB: 9781789141320, Reaktion Books, July 2019
320 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 39 illus.
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expressin...
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£15,99
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Coming Together The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979
ISBN: PB: 9780226634371, ISBN: HB: 9780226634234, University of Chicago Press, July 2019
264 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 40 halftones
In "Coming Together", Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger an...
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£27,00
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£79,00
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Evidence of Being The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence
ISBN: PB: 9780226589824, ISBN: HB: 9780226589794, University of Chicago Press, December 2018
192 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
"Evidence of Being" opens on a grim scene: Washington D. C. 's gay black community in the 1980s, ravaged by AIDS, the crack epidemic, and a series of unsolved murders, seemingly abandoned by the government and mainstream culture. Yet in this darkest...
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£20,50
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£62,00
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Receptive Bodies
ISBN: PB: 9780226579764, ISBN: HB: 9780226579627, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
144 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 2 halftones
Leo Bersani, known for his provocative interrogations of psychoanalysis, sexuality, and the human body, centers his latest book around a surprisingly simple image: a newborn baby simultaneously crying out and drawing its first breath. These twin idea...
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£17,00
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£50,50
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Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science
ISBN: HB: 9780226439471, University of Chicago Press, November 2018
400 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 73 halftones
Aby Warburg's "Mnemosyne Atlas" (1925-1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg's allusive atlas sought to illuminat...
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£34,00
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