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Gooch, Brad 1952-

Works: 34 works in 125 publications in 4 languages and 5,998 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Paranormal fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Poetry 
Roles: Author, win, Author of introduction, Contributor, Dedicatee, Donor
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Most widely held works about Brad Gooch
Most widely held works by Brad Gooch
Flannery : a life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a biography of American novelist, short-story writer and essayist Flannery O'Connor (1926-1964), who despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia, managed to fundamentally change the landscape of American literature with her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories. The author brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships -- with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others -- and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. O'Connor was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. O'Connor's writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics
City poet : the life and times of Frank O'Hara by Brad Gooch( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the openings at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery or at the Museum of Modern Art, where O'Hara brilliantly curated one-man shows of the work of Robert Motherwell, David Smith, and Franz Kline. And, here, above all, is the genesis of his poems - often dashed off in a crowded banquette at the Cedar bar - poems whose special quality Allen Ginsberg has perfectly expressed: "He taught me to really see New York for the first tinge. It was like having Catullus change your view of the Forum in Rome."
Rumi's secret : the life of the Sufi poet of love by Brad Gooch( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America as well as around the world. He has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom. Yet his life has long remained the stuff of legend rather than intimate knowledge. In this biography, Brad Gooch brings to life the man and puts a face to the name Rumi, coloring in his time and place--a world as rife with conflict as our own. Gooch traces this epic journey from Central Asia, where Rumi was born in 1207, traveling with his family, displaced by Mongol terror, to settle in Konya, Turkey. Pivotal was the disruptive appearance of Shams of Tabriz, who taught him to whirl and transformed him from a respectable Muslim preacher into a poet and mystic. Their vital connection as teacher and pupil, friend and beloved, is one of the world's greatest spiritual love stories. When Shams disappeared, Rumi coped with the pain of separation by composing joyous poems of reunion, both human and divine. Rumi's Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi's devotion to a "religion of love."--From publisher description
Scary kisses by Brad Gooch( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The East Village in the early eighties - Andy Warhol, DBGBs, Max's Kansas City, 'flower shops' on St. Mark's Place, carnival-barking madmen in Tompkins Square Park - what's a boy like Todd doing in a place like this? He's working the front desk nine-to-five at an uptown travel agency and drifting through a youthfully close relationship with his girlfriend Lucy - a relationship that hasn't yet found its dark side, but it's about to. Todd just doesn't belong here; for one thing, he's just too damn good looking. When a modeling scout's business card is slipped into Todd's hand, a door is opened to a new world: a bazaar of celebrity, money, drugs, bisexuality, and old-school indulgence - he is welcomed to the eighties. Todd and Lucy's tour through this underworld is guided by Frank, a cynical model with an omnivorous appetite, whose presence insinuates itself into all aspecs of their lives, breaking their bond with every inhibition, just as he threatens to break their bond with each other and to the selves they thought they knew."--Page 4 of cover
The golden age of promiscuity by Brad Gooch( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel brings to life a night world that no longer exists, a subterranean New York of drugs, dim lights, and strange bare rooms where medieval-seeming acts are performed and intimacy is anonymous. Energized, even hypnotized, by this scene, yet remaining detached, Devlin moves deliberately toward his goal - to be a famous filmmaker in the tradition of Warhol - and we watch him becoming, in the process, the ultimate voyeur, seeing and experiencing his own life through his camera
Finding the boyfriend within by Brad Gooch( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of the perennial bestseller I'm OK, You're OK, noted author Brad Gooch offers single and coupled gay men a provocative, sophisticated, and inspirational guide that addresses the big issues of love, romance, and being alone. Part memoir, part self-help, Finding the Boyfriend Within is a remarkably practical and helpful guide in the quest for self-discovery for the thousands of gay men who despair of ever being in a committed relationship. Filled with anecdotes, romantic advice, problem-solving suggestions, and humor -- as well as wisdom from both the East and West -- Finding the Boyfriend Within offers simple self-awareness exercises to help discover the respect, happiness, and love that come first, and most enduringly, from within
Zombie00 by Brad Gooch( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dating the Greek gods : empowering spiritual messages on sex and love, creativity and wisdom by Brad Gooch( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the highly successful and influential Finding the Boyfriend Within comes an inspirational guide for gay men seeking spiritual fulfillment. When Brad Gooch began promoting his self-help book Finding the Boyfriend Within, the first of its kind directed toward a gay readership, he was overwhelmed by the response it generated. Thousands of gay men embraced the book's message of looking into themselves to find comfort and purpose in life. So enthusiastic was the response to the book that Gooch began conducting workshops and, in the process, conceived Dating the Greek Gods as both a follow-up and a companion to the earlier book -- a self-help book designed as a sort of "advanced class" for readers of Finding the Boyfriend Within. Because of the conflicted reaction many gay men have to any discussion of religious spirituality, Gooch hit upon the idea of drawing on an older spiritual base -- that of Ancient Greece -- for examining and explaining his approach to achieving a higher understanding of self through spirituality. The stories of the Greek gods have inspired human consciousness for more than thirty centuries, the outgrowth of a society in which homosexuality was an accepted aspect of human behavior. Dating the Greek Gods explores these stories as well as the dominant characteristics of those Greek deities, tying the spirituality of being a gay male to the inner patterns -- or archetypes -- that shape men's personalities and personal relationships. Gooch organizes the book into a series of meditations and personal exercises shaped around the characters, stories, and dominant traits of the deities. For example, in chapter one, Apollo addresses wisdom; chapter two concerns Dionysus and deals with sexuality and disco nights; chapter three is about Hermes and concerns communication, and so on, from Hephaestos and Eros (creativity and romance) to Zeus (independence and freedom). Gooch delves into these enduring archetypes to show men how, by understanding the philosophy behind these gods, they can come to better understand themselves and, in the process, enrich their lives. Unique in its approach and totally accessible in its realization, Dating the Greek Gods is an enlightened and literary self-help book that encourages readers to turn to their own inner oracle -- the inner voice that prompted them to "come out" in the first place -- and in the process to revitalize themselves through viewing the world's spiritual traditions in a more inclusive and caring fashion
Jailbait and other stories by Brad Gooch( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson by Ray Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Johnson (1927-95) was a seminal Pop artist, a proto-conceptualist and a pioneer of mail art. Always one to throw sand in the gears of art-world institutions, he tended to circulate his work either in truly alternative spaces (like sticking up out of the uneven floorboards of a warehouse downtown) or through the US Postal Service. Throughout his life, Johnson sent collages, drawings and less easily categorized forms of printed matter to friends, colleagues and strangers. Already in 1965, Grace Glueck described Johnson as New York?s most famous unknown artist.?0Though his work resists efforts to pin it down, Johnson can be said to have found a particularly useful medium in collage. Collage allowed Johnson to reflect?but also to participate in?the modern collision of visual and verbal information that only became more frenzied as the 20th century wore on.This volume collects 42 collages made by Johnson between 1966 and 1994, most never exhibited or published before, with a new essay by writer Brian Gooch, who first came into contact with Johnson when he began receiving unsolicited mail art shortly before the artist?s death. The collection of works in this volume shows the artist at his most expansive, combining art history with celebrity, word with image and the personal with the universal
Uncommon grace : the life of Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O'Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th Century literature. With the rural South as her backdrop, she brought to life a string of eccentric characters torn between their worldly ambitions and the need for a more enduring truth. This film traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing. Featuring expert commentary and rare photographs, Uncommon Grace will give you a new appreciation for this highly celebrated, yet often misunderstood, storyteller. -- Container
The daily news by Brad Gooch( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hall and Oates by Brad Gooch( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zombie OO by Brad Gooch( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Idol by Brad Gooch( Book )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiki Smith : photographs : a looking at Native American beadwork and baskets from the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker by Kiki Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Primera gran biografía de la escritora norteamericana Flannery O'Connor (un verdadero clásico por sus relatos y novelas, en particular "Sangre sabia"), que descubre las claves de su universo literario: su origen católico y sureño, su vitriólica ironía, su enfermedad, y, sobre todo, su hondo compromiso con el trabajo de creación."--Google books web site
Another country tune / Brad Gooch ; etchings : Frank Moore by Brad Gooch( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persephone [1996-11-30]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First thirty-four minutes of footage shows crew setting up stage with some background conversation in French. House opens thirteen minutes into footage. On stage, backdrop changes colors from dark blue to white as audience is seated. Performance begins thirty-four minutes into footage. After performance, crew shown striking the set
Smash cut : a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s by Brad Gooch( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brad Gooch, the author of the acclaimed City Poet, returns with a searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City. Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the 1970s, eager for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut is his bold and intimate memoir of this exhilarating time and place, complete with its cast of wild bohemians, celebrities, and budding artists, such as Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and Madonna. At its center is his love affair with film director Howard Brookner, recreated from fragments of memory and a crosshatch of conflicting emotions, from innocent romance to bleak despair. Gooch and Brookner's intense relationship is challenged by sex and drugs, and by a culture of extreme experimentation. As both men try to reconcile love and fidelity with the irresistible desire to sample the legendary abandon of the era, they live together and apart. Gooch works briefly as a model in Milan, then returns to the city and discovers his vocation as a writer. Brookner falls ill with a mysterious virus that soon has a terrifying name: AIDS. And the story, and life in the city, is suddenly overshadowed by this new plague that will ravage a generation and transform the creative world. Gooch charts the progress of Brookner through his illness, and writes unforgettably about endings: of a great talent, a passionate love affair, and an incandescent era. Beautifully written, full of rich detail and poignant reflection, recalling a city and particular period and group of friends with affection and clarity, Smash Cut is an extraordinary memoir and an exquisite unflinching account of an epoch
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City poet : the life and times of Frank O'HaraScary kissesThe golden age of promiscuityFinding the boyfriend withinZombie00Dating the Greek gods : empowering spiritual messages on sex and love, creativity and wisdomZombie OO