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The Violet Hour

Author : David Bergman
ISBN : 9780231130509
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill -- Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore -- collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. David Bergman's social history shows how the works of these authors reflected, advanced, and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture. The death toll of the AIDS epidemic, including four of the Violet Quill's seven members, has made putting such recent events into a historical context all the more important and difficult. The work of the Violet Quill expresses the joy, suffering, grief, hope, activism, and caregiving of their generation. The Violet Hour meets the urgent need for a history of the men who bore witness not only to the birth but also to the decimation of a culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

At The Violet Hour

Author : Sarah Cole
ISBN : 9780195389616
Genre : History
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At the Violet Hour offers a richly historicized, trenchant look at the interlocking of literature with violence in British and Irish modernist texts.
Category: History

The Violet Hour

Author : Richard Montanari
ISBN : 9781407059549
Genre : Fiction
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He's waited twenty years. He'll wait no longer. A gripping stand-alone thriller by the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Byrne and Balzano series. Johnny Angel is found brutally murdered with a dead prostitute in his bed and a needle full of heroin in his arm. It's all the more shocking because he's a priest. But when Dr Bennett Marc Crane, a prestigious plastic surgeon, is the next victim of a vicious attack of the same manner, it becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose... And as this homicidal maniac exacts his vengeance upon more innocent victims, evidence of another long-buried crime is uncovered. One that starts with a Halloween celebration at an exclusive college party twenty years ago and ends with a murderous plan for delayed revenge. For Nicky Stella, a hungry journalist, this is just the sort of sordid story that could land him a cover article. But when he digs a bit too deep, the killer's attention turns towards Nicky and he must find the killer before he becomes the next victim...
Category: Fiction

The Violet Hour

Author : Katherine Hill
ISBN : 9781476710334
Genre : Fiction
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Ending their marriage after a revelation of infidelity, Abe and Cassandra evaluate the compromises, legacies, and losses of their relationship, from their first encounter at a San Francisco public health clinic through their daughter's acceptance into Harvard.
Category: Fiction

The Violet Hour

Author : Daniel Judson
ISBN : 1429961112
Genre : Fiction
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In Daniel Judson's powerful new thriller, Bridgehampton auto mechanic Caleb Rakowski gets paid under the table at his friend Eric Carver's auto repair shop and lives in an apartment above. He's good at his job, he's a hard worker, and he's making a decent living. But right now he's sheltering a pregnant friend who'll do anything to keep her abusive husband away from herself and her baby. Cal has sworn to protect her; that's the kind of guy he is, a true friend. Little does he know, though, the trouble destined to come down on them over the course of three days---Mischief Night, Halloween, and the Day of the Dead---when he learns the truth about Eric Carver and what he's been hiding all these years. And little does Cal know how those lies will force him to risk everything to save the people closest to him. Daniel Judson is a craftsman of modern noir, an incredibly talented writer in the vein of Ellroy or Chandler but with the Hamptons in all their glitz and stark shadows as his canvas. Like his two previous Hamptons novels, The Water's Edge and The Darkest Place, The Violet Hour is tightly drawn, hauntingly atmospheric, and completely searing.
Category: Fiction

The Violet Hour

Author : Joy M Zurzolo
ISBN : 9781483531076
Genre : Fiction
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Supernaturals seduce mortals at Juilliard's opera center one blistering New York summer. Sexy, soulful soprano, Jasmine Dee, is torn between the passions of two sexually magnetic classical music icons. She doesn't realize that her prospective lovers are supernatural. The characters come to terms with their talents, their desires and their destinies amidst New York’s steaming summer streets and Venetian waterways. The novel climaxes as the protagonists face increasingly deadly obstacles until they are bought together at the American Opera Center Theater to fight for their lives at the Violet Hour. Phisto, Vampire and world acclaimed conductor, vows to vanquish his competitor, Luca, a rare supernatural creature - the Vampayre. Their feud begins during the Italian Renaissance and peaks in the present as they fight for Jasmine Dee’s love and talent. Will Jasmine Dee gamble her heart or her career for lasting love? This is the first novel in the Violet Hour Duet.
Category: Fiction

The Violet Hour

Author : Sergio Del Molino
ISBN : 8494349619
Genre : Fiction
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An excellently written heartbreaking read that shows us the inner life of a man confronted with his own limitations.
Category: Fiction

The Violet Hour

Author : Katie Roiphe
ISBN : 0349008531
Genre : Authors, American
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The last days of five great thinkers, writers and artists - as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death Katie Roiphe's extraordinary book is filled with intimate and surprising revelations. Susan Sontag, consummate public intellectual, finds her rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Seventy-six year old John Updike's response to a fatal diagnosis is to begin a poem. Dylan Thomas's fatal collapse on the floor of a Greenwich Village tavern is preceded by a fortnight of almost suicidal excess. Sigmund Freud understands his hastening decline. Maurice Sendak shows his lifelong obsession with death in his beloved books. The Violet Hour - urgent and unsentimental - helps us to be less afraid in the face of death.
Category: Authors, American

The Violet Hour

Author : Whitney A. Miller
ISBN : 0738737216
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Seventeen-year-old Harlow Wintergreen, plagued by mental voices and visions while traveling through Asia, must confront the evil sources of them when the hallucinations start bleeding into reality"--
Category: Juvenile Fiction