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Leavitt, David 1961-

Works: 184 works in 1,021 publications in 21 languages and 19,773 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Gay fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Short stories  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Recipient, Correspondent, Contributor, Other, Commentator for written text, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3562.E2618, 813.54
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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer by David Leavitt( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer
The lost language of cranes by David Leavitt( Book )

124 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

25 year-old Philip realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to this family is Philip's father's own struggle with his latent homosexuality, realized only in his Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip's admission to his parents and his father's hidden life provoke changes that forever alter the landscape of their worlds
The Indian clerk by David Leavitt( Book )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leavitt's novel centers on the relationship between mathematicians G.H. Hardy (1877-1947) and Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). In January of 1913, Cambridge-based Hardy receives a nine-page letter filled with prime number theorems from S. Ramanujan, a young accounts clerk in Madras. Intrigued, Hardy consults his colleague and collaborator, J.E. Littlewood; the two soon decide Ramanujan is a mathematical genius and that he should emigrate to Cambridge to work with them. Hardy recruits the young, eager don, Eric Neville, and his wife, Alice, to travel to India and expedite Ramanujan's arrival; Alice's changing affections, WWI and Ramanujan's enigmatic ailments add obstacles. Meanwhile, Hardy, a reclusive scholar and closeted homosexual, narrates a second story line cast as a series of 1936 Harvard lectures, some of them imagined. Ramanujan comes to renown as the the Hindu calculator discussions of mathematics and bits of Cambridge's often risque ̌academic culture (including D.H. Lawrence's 1915 visit) add authenticity
The two Hotel Francforts : a novel by David Leavitt( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe--a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class"--Dust jacket flap
Family dancing : stories by David Leavitt( Book )

82 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astonishing collection of short stories--set deep in the twisted heart of middle class America--from one of America's most promising and highly acclaimed young writers. Leavitt lays bare the terrible lies of love and pain that bind us all in this "astounding collection of short stories".--New York Times. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Equal affections : a novel by David Leavitt( Book )

69 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family matriarch Louise Cooper, mother of gay siblings April and Danny, suffers one medical malady after another, while Nat, her computer scientist husband, enjoys a longterm affair on the side. As Louise's condition deteriorates, tensions mount and family members attempt to define and justify their conflicting feelings
While England sleeps by David Leavitt( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, this is the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic, self-educated employee of the London Underground and a Communist Party member
A place I've never been by David Leavitt( Book )

41 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel verhalen over diverse vormen van relaties
The page turner : a novel by David Leavitt( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At eighteen, Paul Porterfield aspires to play the piano at the world's great concert halls. So far the closest he has come has been to turn pages of sheet music for his idol, the dashing, temperamental Richard Kennington, a former piano prodigy on the cusp of middle age. Months later, while on holiday with his mother in Italy, Paul encounters Richard a second time. Their earlier attraction develops into an intense affair. As the innocence of first love becomes entangled with the quest for a more enduring happiness, Paul comes to realise that he cannot be a page turner all his life and that he has to confront his ambitions. With artful storytelling, shrewd perception and arch humour, THE PAGE TURNER testifies to the bittersweet truths of strained relationships and the resiliency of the human heart." - Prové de l'editor
The body of Jonah Boyd : a novel by David Leavitt( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman fra et amerikansk universitetsmiljø omkring 1970
Arkansas : three novellas by David Leavitt( Book )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas featuring homosexual relationships. In The Term Paper Artist, a poet at a California college acquires lovers among straight men by writing papers for them, in The Wooden Anniversary a woman in love with a gay man finds he prefers her male cook, while Saturn Street is on the lot of victims of AIDS in Los Angeles
The Penguin book of gay short stories by David Leavitt( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Pages passed from hand to hand : the hidden tradition of homosexual literature in English from 1748 to 1914 by Mark Mitchell( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There have been several recent anthologies of twentieth-century gay fiction, but Mark Mitchell and David Leavitt's book is the first to explore the texts that circulated before the genre of "gay fiction" came into being, and before greater tolerance allowed writers to treat homosexual themes directly. The result is both an entertaining and a revelatory anthology, and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the literary treatment of homosexuality."--Jacket
The marble quilt : stories by David Leavitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these nine stories, David Leavitt surveys the complicated politics of human relationships in families and communities, in the present day and over the course of the last century." "Here are stories that range in form from a historical survey to a police interrogation to an e-mail exchange. In 'The Infection Scene,' a young man's determined effort to contract HIV is juxtaposed with an account of the early life of Lord Alfred Douglas. In the title story, an expatriate tries to make sense of his ex-partner's senseless murder. In 'Crossing St. Gotthard' the members of an American family traveling in Europe at the turn of the twentieth century find themselves confronting their own mortality as they plunge into a train tunnel in Switzerland. And in 'Black Box,' the partner of a man killed in a plane crash is drawn into an unholy alliance with a fellow "crash widow."--Jacket
Martin Bauman, or, A sure thing by David Leavitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the dawn of the Reagan era, Martin Bauman - nineteen, clever, talented, and insecure - is enrolled at a prestigious college with a hard-won place under the tutelage of the legendary and enigmatic Stanley Flint, a man who can make or break careers with the flick of a weary hand. Martin is poised on the brink of the writing life, and his twin desires, equally urgent, are to get into print and find his way out of the closet." "As he makes his way through the wilderness of New York - falling in love, going to parties, and coming to terms with the emerging chaos of AIDS - Martin matures from brilliant student, to apprentice in a Manhattan publishing house, to one of the golden few to be anointed by the highly regarded magazine in which it is every young writer's dream to be published. Yet despite his apparent successes, his emotional and creative desires stubbornly refuse to be satisfied, and his every achievement is haunted by that austere and troubling image of literary perfection, his elusive mentor, Stanley Flint."--Jacket
The M word : writers on same-sex marriage( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As it heads through the courts, dividing the nation and shaping the political landscape, the issue of same-sex marriage is becoming one of the major civil-rights battles of our generation. Now, some of the country's finest writers, gay and straight, explore the nuances of one of the most complicated issues of our time." "Drawing on personal experiences or culling from history, the headlines, or their own fertile imaginations, eleven noted writers present an all-too-human look at gay matrimony and its implications for marriage in general - and how our traditional marriages both influence and measure up to these new unions."
Selected stories by E. M Forster( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects short stories written by Edward Morgan Forster, including "The Celestial Omnibus," "The Machine Stops," and "The Story of the Siren."
Collected stories by David Leavitt( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original youth : the real story of Edmund White's boyhood by Keith Fleming( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is much to be learned and untangled in the true story of Edmund White's own boyhood - the weirdness and extent of his young sex life, the depth of both his occasional despair and treachery, and the intellectual and artistic brilliance that White displayed so early on." "Forced from the age of three to be best friend and "advisor" to his unhinged, divorced mother, fearful of his imperious father yet also sexually attracted to him, White evolved into a teenager who was at once a Buddhist, a cruiser of hustlers and married men, an "A" student, an FBI drug informant, a writer of plays and novels, a wily seducer of classmates, and someone who could be so defiant that he shocked his mother by informing her he wished to marry her boyfriend's son. White also anguished about his homosexuality, at one point demanding that his parents send him to a psychoanalyst to be "cured."" "Drawing on extensive interviews with those closest to "Eddie," and on revealing letters such as those between his divorved parents in which more than one family secret is exposed, Original Youth is a relentlessly readable biography that is breathtakingly honest in its portrayal of its subject. Informed throughout by intimate, probing interviews with White himself that can be found nowhere else, the final result is an eloquently written and sure-footed work that neither exploits White nor suffers from being a cozily "authorized" biography."--Jacket
Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and through Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive's country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening. A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970. It offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man's erotic and political self-discovery." "The introduction, by David Leavitt, explores the significance of the novel in relation to Forster's own life and as a founding work of modern gay literature. This edition reproduces the Abinger text of the novel, and includes new notes, a chronology and further reading
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The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention of the computer
The lost language of cranesThe Indian clerkFamily dancing : storiesEqual affections : a novelWhile England sleepsA place I've never beenThe page turner : a novelThe body of Jonah Boyd : a novel
Alternative Names
David Leavitt Amerikaans schrijver

David Leavitt amerikansk författare

David Leavitt amerikansk skribent

David Leavitt écrivain américain

David Leavitt scrittore statunitense

David Leavitt US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Hochschullehrer

Leavitt, David

Libit, Deēvid 1961-

Livit, Deēvid 1961-

Дэвид Ливитт

לוויט, דיוויד, 1961-

לויט, דוד, 1961-

ליוויט, דוד, 1961-

לװיט, דײװיד

לװיט, דײװיד 1961־


レーヴィット, デイヴィッド


レーヴィットデイヴィッド 1961-