Search Results: "David Berg"


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RUN, BROTHER, RUN by David Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Engrossing family history and an appealingly salacious tale, related in a bemused tone that does not hide the social ugliness and personal heartbreak underneath."
Gritty memoir with unusual connections to the criminal underworld, the legal world and Hollywood. Read full book review >

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A YEAR OF LESSER by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"There's enough sensitivity and restraint in the narration to keep the proceedings from turning into soap opera, but at times it's a close call."
First-timer Bergen offers a strong, evocative, but ultimately rather unmoving representation of a small prairie town in Canada and of the dramas that it contains. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1994

This rich anthology of essays, stories, and correspondences offers the cumulative voice of the important post-Stonewall generation of gay writers who called themselves the Violet Quill. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1996

"Intense and uncompromising fiction from one of the great, neglected Yiddish storytellers."
Bergelson (18841952) was a Russian Jewish writer whose hopeful embrace of Communism persuaded him briefly to write according to the dictates of Socialist Realism, and whose subsequent disillusionment stimulated his passionate commitment to the dissemination and survival of Yiddish culture, leading to his arrest and murder in a Stalinist prison camp. Read full book review >

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GREENBEAUX by David Bergheim
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A winsome political tale about a candidate from a very particular minority."
A modern-day satire about a clown who runs for president—and might just win. Read full book review >

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2005

"A beautifully composed, unflinching and harrowing story. Perhaps the best fiction yet to confront and comprehend the legacy of Vietnam."
A Canadian soldier's return to Vietnam 30 years after the war sends powerful ripple effects throughout several lives, in Winnipeg author Bergen's moving fifth novel. Read full book review >

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MEN ON MEN 6 by David Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"As a gay literary institution, this one ranks with the best over the past two decades."
As Bergman (The Violet Quill Reader, 1994) admits in his introduction, Men on Men has become an institution, a bellwether of gay taste. Read full book review >

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HEROIC MEASURES by David Bergman
Released: May 1, 1998

"Poems about his aging father, including the wonderful title piece, combine Bergman's campy charms with his expressive clarity: While his father asks that no —heroic measures— be taken to sustain his life, his son preserves that life quite elegantly in his own strong measures."
paper 0-8142-0784-7 Towson State English professor and editor of numerous anthologies of gay fiction, Bergman (Cracking the Code) relies on his superb knowledge of traditional prosody in the various forms he so purposefully explores in this, his second collection. Read full book review >

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MEN ON MEN 7 by David Bergman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1998

"An instructive and admirably varied gathering of stories."
The latest addition to this now venerable series (the first volume was issued in 1986) offers once again a useful summary of current concerns and approaches in fiction dealing with gay experience. Read full book review >

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SEE THE CHILD by David Bergen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2002

"Mature and engrossing fiction, from one of Canada's best new writers."
A keen sensitivity to the frailty of the physical body—and to the inescapable fact of mortality—subtly enriches this emotionally compelling tale by the Winnipeg author (A Year of Lesser, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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BOHEMIANS by Paul Buhle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"A terrific appraisal of culture's gypsies, tramps and thieves, worthy of the editors' judgment: 'Obituaries for bohemia have, in short, always been premature.'"
What do Walt Whitman, Josephine Baker and Woody Guthrie have in common? Here, their lives are interwoven with the artistic and cultural movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, all under the umbrella of "bohemianism." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

MEN ON MEN 2000Best New Gay Fiction for the MillenniumBergman, David & Karl Woelz—Eds. Read full book review >