New in February: Hilton Als, Guy Mark Foster, Radclyffe, and Annie Rachele Lanzillotto
New Month! New books!¬†February is here and with it a¬†plethora¬†of new LGBT titles‚ÄĒranging from cultural¬†criticism¬†to¬†romance.
Pornography and¬†feminism walk hand and hand in¬†The Feminist Porn Book,¬†a new collection from¬†Feminist¬†Press.¬†Edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu and Mireille Miller-Young, this collection brings together pornographers,¬†artists, and¬†academics¬†to¬†investigate¬†pornography’s place¬†in the feminist movement.
From the publisher:
The Feminist Porn Book¬†brings together for the first time writings by feminists in the adult industry and research by feminist porn scholars. This book investigates not only how feminists understand pornography, but also how feminists¬†do¬†porn‚ÄĒthat is, direct, act in, produce, and consume one of the world’s most lucrative and growing industries. With original contributions by Susie Bright, Candida Royalle, Betty Dodson, Nina Hartley, Buck Angel, and more,¬†The Feminist Porn Book¬†updates the debates of the porn wars of the 1980s, which sharply divided the women’s movement, and identifies pornography as a form of expression and labor in which women and other minorities produce power and pleasure.
Mscweeny’s is publishing, White Girls,¬†the long-awaited new book by noted New Yorker critic and¬†firebrand¬†Hilton Als.
[...]¬†Hilton Als‚Äôs first book since ‚ÄúThe Women‚ÄĚ fourteen years ago, finds one of¬†The New Yorker‚Äôs boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of ‚Äúwhite girls,‚ÄĚ as Als dubs them‚ÄĒan expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O‚ÄôConnor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and non-fiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.
This month sees the release of a new short story collection¬†The Rest of Us¬†by Guy Mark Foster.
From Tincture/Lethe Press:
[a] collection of short stories that embrace the breadth and depth of being a gay African-American, [this book] approaches life from the angst of youth and first love to the familiarities of cruising and romancing later in life. The boys and men in Guy Mark Foster’s tales refuse to be bound by the heavy chains of oppressive religion in the family household or racism encountered on campus. And this strength will be needed to face the passions stirring in their chests, their bedrooms, their lives.
February is the time for love (It’s heart-shaped candies¬†consumption¬†time!) and to help usher in all those feelings of¬†adoration Cleis Press is releasing The Best¬†Lesbian¬†Romance 2013¬†edited¬†by¬†renowned¬†writer and publisher¬†Radclyffe:
Radclyffe, the¬†Best Lesbian Romance¬†series legendary editor and a bestselling romance writer herself, says it best: ‚ÄúLove and romance may defy simple definition, but every story in this collection speaks to the universal thread that binds lovers everywhere‚ÄĒpossibility.‚ÄĚ In Radclyffe‚Äôs own ‚ÄúStaying Power,‚ÄĚ a farm boi falls for an older, blond equestrienne at the horse ranch. A tryst with a gorgeous masked stranger at an ‚ÄúExotic Masquerade‚ÄĚ boosts the confidence and desire of a married couple in L.T. Marie‚Äôs charming and surprising tale. Seeing and being seen is the subject of Catherine Paulssen‚Äôs ‚ÄúLife Drawing,‚ÄĚ in which a ravishing artist‚Äôs model turns looking into longing and perhaps something more. Heart-melting love stories from Cheyenne Blue, Andrea Dale, Charlotte Dare, Sacchi Green, Anna Meadows and more. These are tales to read and fall in love by, all year long.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- In This Small Spot by¬†Caren Werlinger, Bywater Books
- Get Your Rocks Off: Stories of Passion, Sex, and Music¬†by Richard Labonte, Bold Strokes Books
- Mundo Cruel by Luis Negr√≥n, Seven Stories Press
- The Rest of Us: Stories¬†by¬†Guy Mark Foster, Tincture/Lethe Press
- The Second Footman by¬†Jasper Barry,¬†Matador
- A Stone for Amer¬†by¬†Connie Claire Szarke,¬†Heron Bay Publishing
- An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings¬†by Jason Edward Black and Charles E. Morris III, University of California Press
- The Feminist Porn Book: The Politics of Producing Pleasures¬†edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu, and Mireille Miller-Young,¬†Beacon Press
- In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood¬†by Michael Sadowski,¬†Temple University Press
- Lesbian Relationships by¬†Nicci Talbot,¬†Nee2know
- Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East by¬†Isobel Coleman,¬†Random House
- Spirit of the Pacific by¬†Walter L. Williams,¬†Lethe Press¬†
- White Girls¬†by Hilton Als, McSweeney’s Books
- Evolutionary Rhetoric: Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism¬†edited by Wendy Hayden,¬†Southern Illinois University Press
- Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies edited by¬†Michelle A. Gibson, Jonathan Alexander, and Deborah T. Meem, Sage Publications
- How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women: Work, Family and Liberation by¬†Lindsey German,¬†Pluto Press
- Indigenous Women’s Rights: Challenging Social and Gender Hierarchies¬†edited by Helena Whall and Meena Shivdas,¬†Commonwealth Secretaria
- Media, Erotics, and Transnational Asia edited by¬†Purnima Mankekar and Louisa Schein, Duke UniversityPress
- Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America¬†by¬†Jaime Harkers,¬†University Of Minnesota Press
- The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love by¬†Gilles Herrada,¬†SelectBooks
- Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance edited by¬†Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Shawn Schulenberg, Lexington Books¬†
- Todd Haynes (Contemporary Film Directors)¬†edited by Rob White,¬†Paradigm Publishers
- Best Gay Romance 2013 edited by¬†Richard Labonte,¬†Cleis Press
- Best Lesbian Romance 2013 edited¬†by¬†Radclyffe,¬†Cleis Press
- Captive Prince: Volume Two¬†by S.U. Pacat,¬†Gatto
- Cut to the Chase by¬†Lisa Girolami,¬†Bold Strokes Books
- Colour Scheme¬†by John R Gordon,¬†Team Angelica Publishing
- Dirty Money (Dirty Trilogy)¬†by¬†Ashley Bartlett,¬†Bold Strokes Books
- Every Second Counts¬†by D. Jackson Leigh,¬†Bold Strokes Books
- Lexington Connection by¬†M.E. Logan,¬†Bella Books
- More Than Friends¬†by Erin Dutton,¬†Bold Strokes Books
- Promises in Every Star¬†by Todd Gregory,¬†Bold Strokes Books
- You Can’t Run From Love¬†by¬†Kate Snowdon, Bella
- No Safewords: A Marketplace Fan Anthology¬†edited by Laura Antoniou, Luster Editions
- Wild Rides: Three Gay Novellas¬†by Elizabeth Coldwell, Xcite Books
- A Magical Echo: An Echo Branson Investigation¬†by Linda Kay Silva, Bella Books
- This Time Around (Station One)¬†by Justin McLachlan, Boxfire Press
- The Blue Guitar by¬†Ann Ireland,¬†Dundurn
- How to Greet Strangers a novel by Joyce Thompson, Tincture/Lethe Press
- The Inscrutable Mr. Elizabeth by¬†Marlene Leach,¬†Spinster Ink
- Natural Predators by Neil¬†Plakcy,¬†MLR Press
- Poison Flowers by¬†Nat Burns, Bella Books
- The Best-Kept Boy in the World: The Life and Loves of Denny Fouts by¬†Arthur Vanderbilt, Magnus Books
- George Cukor: A Double Life¬†by¬†Patrick McGilligans,¬†University Of Minnesota Press
- L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir¬†by Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, Suny Pres
- Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour by Jack Gray, Simon & Schuster
- A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams¬†by Gioia Diliberto,¬†Agate Midways
- Sacrilegion¬†by L. Lamar Wilson,¬†Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series
- Heartwrecks by¬†Nicolas Destino,¬†Sibling Rivalry Press
- My Brother’s Book by¬†Maurice Sendak,¬†HarperCollins