Search Results: "Christopher Bram"


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EXILES IN AMERICA by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A carefully crafted effort to bring some rather specialized relationships into the mainstream."
The comfortable marriage of a gay couple is tested by a new friendship with a complex foreign couple. Read full book review >

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FATHER OF FRANKENSTEIN by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 1995

"A lumbering, toothless monster."
The fictionalized last days of James Whale, the gay Hollywood director who made Show Boat and Frankenstein, are uncompellingly and clunkily rendered by Bram (Hold Tight, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALMOST HISTORY by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 1992

"Some of this is programmatic, but Bram convincingly re-creates a historical moment from a gay perspective."
Bram's fourth novel (In Memory of Angel Clare, 1989, etc.) dramatizes 35 years in the life of a career diplomat who comes out of the closet; the backdrop consists of political intrigue in the Philippines during the Marcos era. Read full book review >

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GOSSIP by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1997

"In hindsight, the story seems at least as subtle as it is slow. (Author tour)"
Bram, whose last novel (Father of Frankenstein, 1995) focused on Hollywood in the 1930s, makes a bold, imaginative leap with considerable skill in this new tale, taking on gay involvement in the '90s Republican comeback in Washington. Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE CIRCUS ANIMALS by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Slick, smart, and funny."
Straight and gay lives share the stage in a good-natured Broadway valentine refreshingly free of theatrical excess. Read full book review >

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THE NOTORIOUS DR. AUGUST by Christopher Bram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

A deeply felt novel about the "crimes" of love that ultimately brings fresh meaning to that tired phrase "family values." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"An educative mixture of analysis, celebration, description, disappointment, disdain and, finally, love."
Novelist and Guggenheim Fellow Bram (Exiles in America, 2006, etc.) charts the emergence of gay writers, decade by decade, from the mostly-closeted 1940s to the whole-house present. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF HISTORY by Christopher Bram
NON-FICTION
Released: July 5, 2016

"Though Bram teaches at NYU, there's no hint of academic stuffiness in a book that offers the joy of reading as well as praising it."
An amiable stroll through selected works of history and historical fiction, showing how the lines between them blur and how each can inform the other. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Dijkstra, who writes about sex with irrepressible verve, could be Camille Paglia's twin brother, kidnapped in childhood by moralists and raised in the cult of race-gender-and-class guilt. (37 illustrations, not seen)"
An ideologically framed study of women as sexually insatiable vampires in the racist culture of Europe and the United States at the turn of the last century. Read full book review >

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RUFUS THE WRITER by Elizabeth Bram
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"The idea is original and appealing, but the execution is less than inspiring. (Picture book. 4-7)"
"Rufus was watching a cloud shaped like a cushion turn into a cat when the idea first came to him. ‘I'm not going to have a lemonade stand this summer,' he said. ‘I'm going to have a story stand!' " Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN WRITINGS OF BRAM STOKER by Bram Stoker
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"A dogged but uneven work of literary excavation of most interest to literary scholars."
A curious collection of miscellaneous writing by the author of Dracula. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE MY BABY by Christopher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2014

"A complex, powerful concept strained by its own length and ambition."
Ware's debut novel spans decades, taking on the abortion debate from the immediate aftermath of Roe v. Wade to the present day. Read full book review >