Talk - Linda Rosenkrantz

None of her friends batted an eye in 1965 when Linda Rosenkrantz started recording conversations between her and her closest friends about love, sex, success. Three years later there was Talk was published and it took the literary and art worlds by storm. Today the culture's obsession with autobiography and yearning for authenticity has finally caught up with Rosenkrantz and this reads more like a stand-alone episode of Girls or Broad City than a historic and artistic document. Talk still has plenty to say fifty years on.

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By Linda Rosenkrantz, Stephen Koch (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590178447
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Published: NYRB Classics - July 7th, 2015

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States - Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell is like the hilarious, sarcastic, know-it-all in the back of the high-school history class who can’t help editorializing on the proceedings. For her latest trip through America’s strange history, Vowell follows the footsteps of the Marquis de Lafayette, a man tailor-made for our country’s ideals and landscape and thoroughly alien to his own. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States (Riverhead, $27.95) tells us that the future general was a ridiculously rich country boy who stepped on Marie Antoinette’s feet while dancing, that he insulted a prince, and abandoned his wife and child in order to ship off to America for glory in the cause of Liberty. And that was before he got shot in the leg. Still, Lafayette remained determined to support his father-figure, George Washington, with boundless enthusiasm in spite of the near-constant infighting between the military and congress. Indeed, Lafayette was part of the influx of foreign military and economic assistance that helped the American patriots achieve independence. Today, so many of this country’s towns, streets, and statues are dedicated to Lafayette that, Vowell argues, he remains an enduring example for us in times of crisis. Far and away our favorite Frenchman!

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ISBN: 9781594631740
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 20th, 2015

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ISBN: 9780399573101
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016

The Judas Kiss: A Play - David Hare

David Hare’s The Judas Kiss takes place immediately before and after Oscar Wilde’s arrest and prison sentence for his illicit affair with Lord Alfred Douglas. Hare’s Wilde is a charming martyr, refusing to play the game, while Douglas is a selfish beauty wanting love but refusing to pay its price. The Judas Kiss beautifully conveys how love can blind us to the judgements of others, but also to our own destruction.

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ISBN: 9780802135728
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Published: Grove Press - April 14th, 1998

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