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Descript.
327 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary
"It's August in Paris, but 17-year-old Khayyam-American, Desi, Muslim, the only child of Chicago-based academics with a summer apartment on the Ile de la Cite-is at a crossroads. Uncertain of her relationship with Zaid, the boy back home, she can't hold on to the past. Stung by her dream college's rejection of the essay she wrote to apply early, she doesn't see a clear future. Khayyam is alone in her belief that the mysterious "raven-tressed lady" in the poems of Alexandre Dumas not only inspired the paintings of Eugڗٽne Delacroix, they were based on a real person named Leila. A chance encounter with a descendant of Alexandre Dumas plunges Khayyam back into her research and the hunt for the truth. Interstitials offer a tantalizing glimpse of Leila's life as it could have been-defined by a high-wire balance of privileged status, servitude, and survival as a Muslim woman subject to European patriarchy and colonialism. As the stakes rise for both, Khayyam and Leila must ultimately wrestle with desires and expectations outside of their control to determine their own fates"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327).
Subject
Title
Mad, bad and dangerous to know
ISBN/ISSN
9781616959890 (hardcover)
1616959894 (hardcover)
Call #
FIC SAL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
278 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
"It's just weeks after the historic Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and all Sebastian Mote wants is to settle down. A high school art history teacher, newly single and desperately lonely, he envies his queer students their freedom to live openly the youth he lost to fear and shame. So when he runs into his childhood friend Oscar Burnham at a wedding in Washington, D.C., he can't help but see it as a second chance. Now thirty-five, the men haven't seen each other in a decade. But Oscar has no interest in their shared history. Instead, he's outraged by what he sees as the death of gay culture: bars overrun with bachelorette parties; friends getting married, having babies. While Oscar and Sebastian struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world, each is drawn into a cross-generational friendship that treads the line between envy and obsession: Sebastian with one of his students and Oscar with an older icon of the AIDS era. And as they collide again and again, both men must come to reckon not just with one another, but with themselves."--Provided by publisher.
Subject
Local Subj
Title
Let us get back to the party
ISBN/ISSN
9781616209575 (hardcover)
1616209577 (hardcover)
Call #
B STOPPARD
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
x, 872 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Note
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 766-834) and index.
Contents
First acts --In transit --Englishness --The newcomer --Brennus --Walking on water --On the scene --Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead --Success --Miriam --Tom Stoppard doesn't know' --Acrobatics --The home team --Travesties --Terra firma --Prisoners of conscience --The fourth estate --Undiscovered countries --The real thing --Crossing --Doubles --Script doctor --Changing states --Arcadia --Mother and son --Reinventions --The scar of time --Sir Tom, OM --Utopia --Commitments and engagements --Rock 'n' roll --Parade's end --Circumspice --The eightieth year --A charmed life.
Summary
"A perfect match of writer and subject: one of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights--with his cooperation and access to a trove of hitherto unseen material. Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech," Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him. Lee's in-depth analysis seamlessly weaves Stoppard's life and work together into a vivid, insightful, and always riveting portrait of a remarkable man"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780451493224 (hardback)
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