A Young Man's Passage

Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116589

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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This is Julian Clary's story, in his own words - the tale of an awkward schoolboy who became a huge worldwide success on stage and screen. After a sheltered suburban upbringing, Julian was sent to St Benedict's, where beatings from 'holy' men gave him some brutal life lessons, and other 'unholy' boys his first awakenings of sexuality. He had just one true friend and ally, Nick - to his other school peers, Julian's aloof demeanour made him an enigma or simply a figure of ridicule. In school he was just another pained adolescent, but inside Julian was a new Jean Genet or Quentin Crisp bursting to get out. Leaving St Benedict's thankfully behind him, Julian went on to college where he found his true vocation as an entertainer with a peculiar comic brand of smut and glamour. At the same time, he was finding as much sex as he could, sometimes with remarkably less-than-glamorous characters. Periods in community theatre and the singing telegram industry followed before Julian hit the big time with cabaret co-star Fanny the Wonder Dog as The Joan Collins Fan Club. Soon, the world was his oyster. But fame came at a price, as Julian struggled not only with the reality of being a high-profile gay man in the 1980s but also the pain of losing his lover to terminal illness. Far more than just another celebrity autobiography or 'funny book', this is a touching, beautifully written and wryly witty account of a unique progression from shy child to comedy icon.

A Young Man's Guide to Discovering His Bible

Author: Jim George

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736960163

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 7630


How can a book written 2000 years ago help a teen guy to deal with today’s issues? Though the times have changed, the problems haven’t. Temptation. Peer pressure. Acceptance. Increased responsibilities. Getting along with parents. Friends. And girls. God wants to help—and that’s why He wrote the Bible. You can learn a lot from the people in it, as well as the adventures they experienced. You’ll be surprised how relevant the Bible is! God’s Word can change your life—for real. But that can’t happen until you commit yourself to knowing the Bible. That’s what this book is all about—knowing the Bible, discovering what it says, and making it your personal guide in all you do. Along the way, bestselling author Jim George offers many great ideas for Bible study and practical application. You’ll find this the beginning of an incredible adventure—one you’ll never get tired of!

American Hieroglyphics

Author: John T. Irwin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421421151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 9164


Along the way, he touches upon a wide range of topics that fascinated people of the day, including the journey to the source of the Nile and ideas about the origin of language.

The Young Man's Book

Author: William Weston Patton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young men

Page: 213

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Early Modern Prose Fiction

Author: Naomi Conn Liebler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134245114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 3050


Emphasizing the significance of early modern prose fiction as a hybrid genre that absorbed cultural, ideological and historical strands of the age, this fascinating study brings together an outstanding cast of critics including: Sheila T. Cavanaugh, Stephen Guy-Bray, Mary Ellen Lamb, Joan Pong Linton, Steve Mentz, Constance C. Relihan, Goran V. Stanivukovic with an afterword from Arthur Kinney. Each of the essays in this collection considers the reciprocal relation of early modern prose fiction to class distinctions, examining factors such as: the impact of prose fiction on the social, political and economic fabric of early modern England the way in which a growing emphasis on literacy allowed for increased class mobility and newly flexible notions of class how the popularity of reading and the subsequent demand for books led to the production and marketing of books as an industry complications for critics of prose fiction, as it began to be considered an inferior and trivial art form. Early modern prose fiction had a huge impact on the social and economic fabric of the time, creating a new culture of reading and writing for pleasure which became accessible to those previously excluded from such activities, resulting in a significant challenge to existing class structures.

The Treasury of David

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 492

View: 6269