literature http://kalw.org en The Book Report: Anisse Gross http://kalw.org/post/book-report-anisse-gross <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Book Report is a new series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. Writer </span>Anisse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gross shared her pick, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Abortion,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;with </span>Ninna<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Gaensler-Debs<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:25:27 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 47222 at http://kalw.org The Book Report: Anisse Gross Lesbian Pulp Fiction, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch http://kalw.org/post/lesbian-pulp-fiction-career-girls-bruce-vilanch <p>While a young housewife with kids in the 1950s and ’60s, Ann Bannon was a paperback writer of lesbian love stories. Scorned by the literary elite, her and other authors’ pulp fiction helped build the gay rights movement, and reading them now gives us a historical glimpse into gay and lesbian life in those times. Monica Nolan just finished the fourth book in her Lesbian Career-Girl series, spoofs of 1960s high school girls’ career primers that humorously pay homage to lesbian pulp fiction like Ann’s from last century. They both join host Eric Jansen live tonight. We’ll also hear from comedy writer and actor Bruce Vilanch, now starring in 42nd Street Moon’s production of the 1939 musical <i>Du Barry Was A Lady</i>. Did you know he wrote a disco song for Eartha Kitt? You'll hear about that, too, in this&nbsp;special hour-long edition of Out in the Bay. Thu, 08 May 2014 23:40:58 +0000 Eric Jansen 43503 at http://kalw.org Lesbian Pulp Fiction, Career Girls, & Bruce Vilanch Interview: With 'Ripper,' Isabel Allende aims to thrill http://kalw.org/post/interview-ripper-isabel-allende-aims-thrill <p>Isabel Allende is one of Latin America's most beloved writers -- and she happens to call the Bay Area her home. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, the author has lived in Marin County for 26 years now. During that time, Allende has produced an incredible amount of work -- since her bestselling novel <em>The House of Spirits</em> was published in 1982, she's written 19 more books, which have sold more than 60 million copies worldwide.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:51:44 +0000 Holly Kernan 42030 at http://kalw.org Interview: With 'Ripper,' Isabel Allende aims to thrill Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style http://kalw.org/post/lesbian-pulp-fiction-21st-century-style <p><span style="font-size: 13pt;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 13pt;">San Francisco writer <a href="http://www.MonicaNolan.com">Monica Nolan</a> has just completed the fourth book in her saucy Lesbian Career Girl series. With titles like “Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary," “Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher”&nbsp;and “Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilletante,” they’re spoofs of 1950s and ‘60s career primers for high school girls, and humorous homages to lesbian pulp fiction of the same era – often-maligned literature that helped build the gay rights movement.</span> Join Nolan with <em>Out in the Bay</em> host Eric Jansen as they read selections from her racy fiction -- including a sneak peek from her yet-to-be-released "Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady" --&nbsp; and discuss how historically-set novels and film document the changes in societal norms and LGBT rights over the years. (Aired April 3) Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:37:14 +0000 Eric Jansen 41909 at http://kalw.org Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 21st Century Style National Poetry Month on Philosophy Talk http://kalw.org/post/national-poetry-month-philosophy-talk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April is National Poetry Month, so a philosopher might ask: what is poetry? Mere word play? A pretty, or at any rate striking, way of expressing thought and emotion? Or does great poetry involve an approach to the world that provides insight and information not available in other ways? Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 41760 at http://kalw.org National Poetry Month on Philosophy Talk