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    Seasons in Hell

    France is like Dante taking us on a tour of the Inferno; he makes us care for the people whose conduct he admired and dislike those whose behavior he found reprehensible.

  • Peter Shaffer

    Playwrights Who Rewrote the Rules

    Their identity as outsiders is what allowed both Albee and Shaffer to recognize the terror that lies behind the masks we wear to be accepted by society.

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    George Michael Made It Big

    George Michael— Grammy-Award-winning singer-songwriter— sold more than 100 million albums over a thirty-year career and cofounded the British pop duo Wham!

  • Tea FINAL

    A Novelist Gets Personal

    The narrative focus on Michelle [Tea]’s unrealistic search for happiness gives this book a flavor of adolescent self-obsession. However, much of it can be read as a parody of more earnest dystopian and utopian fiction about approaching doom and miraculous redemption, and the social satire is often hilarious.

  • Natalie Clifford Barney, 1896, painted by her mother, Alice Pike Barney

    A Steamy Novel from ‘the Amazon’

    In Women Lovers, Barney writes explicitly and unflinchingly about sex (really hot sex) and gender role-play between women ... (Natalie Clifford Barney, 1896, painted by her mother, Alice Pike Barney)

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