March 20th, 2014

andrew potter

Agustín Gómez Arcos (January 15, 1933 - March 20, 1998)

Agustín Gómez Arcos (or Agustin Gomez-Arcos, a name adopted during his exile in France) (Enix, Almería, Spain, January 15, 1933 - Paris, March 20, 1998) was a Spanish writer.

Gómez Arcos was born into a large Republican family. He was youngest of seven brothers and was only three years old when the civil war broke out. During the war, his family was in trouble, suffering the postwar consequences of the Franco regime. From an early age, Agustín is interested with literature, which he uses as a mean of escape from the sad facts of life. His high school teacher in Almeria, Celia Viñas, encourages and guides his love for literature, making him known the classics and cultivating the interest of Augustine for writing and theater.

In 1953 he finished high school in Almería and moved to Barcelona, ​​where he obtained a scholarship to enroll in law school. He collaborated for the literary magazine "Poesía Española", and published a collection of poems, "Ocasión de paganismo", and got a national prize for short stories for "El último Cristo". At the same time he was active in the theater group at the university. Three years after starting law school he decided to abandon it, and moved to Madrid with a clear purpose: to dedicate to the theater.

Back in Madrid, he worked as a playwright, actor, director and translator. He wrote a total of fifteen works: "Doña Frivolidad", "Elecciones generales", "El tribunal", "Balada matrimonial", "Diálogos de la herejía", "Los gatos" and "Queridos míos, es preciso contaros ciertas cosas". In 1960 he debuted in the theater with "Elecciones generales" that won a prize at the Primer Festival Nacional de Teatro Nuevo.

At the same time he also dedicated to the translation and adaptation of French plays: "La folle de Chaillot", "Intermezzo" by Jean Giraudoux and "La révélation" by René-Jean Clot. In 1962 he was finalist for the Premio Nacional Calderón de la Barca and won the Premio Nacional Lope de Vega for "Diálogos de la herejía", an award that was quickly snatched away after granting; the work was prohibited in all the Spanish stages in a political maneuver of censorship. In 1964 he finally managed to release it in a censored version. In 1965 he debuted with "Los gatos", also in a censorship version.


The Carnivorous Lamb, cover illustration by Mel Odom

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Source (in spanish): http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agust%C3%ADn_G%C3%B3mez_Arcos
As frequently happens when bookish gay men are exploring their sexuality, I assumed the library was my best bet for discovery. [...] Somehow, in one of those serendipitous moments of chance, an inconspicuous book found its way into my hand. The title was intriguing — The Carnivorous Lamb — and immediately appealed to my hyper-Christian sensibilities associated with the word "lamb," not to mention the lamb imagery replete in Lorca‘s aforementioned play. First impressions are always lasting ones, and my first encounter with Gomez-Arcos was shrouded mythic possibilities which my mind has continued to romanticize ever since. --Richard Reitsma, for The Lost Library
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It Happened Today: March 20

Agustín Gómez Arcos (January 15, 1933 - March 20, 1998): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/1122434.html

Agustín Gómez Arcos (Enix, Almería, Spain, January 15, 1933 - Paris, March 20, 1998) was a Spanish writer. "The Carnivorous Lamb — and immediately appealed to my hyper-Christian sensibilities associated with the word "lamb," not to mention the lamb imagery replete in Lorca‘s aforementioned play. First impressions are always lasting ones, and my first encounter with Gomez-Arcos was shrouded mythic possibilities which my mind has continued to romanticize ever since." --Richard Reitsma

Gary Glickman & David Leavitt: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3510844.html

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Sir Isaac Newton & Nicolas Fatio de Duillier: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4264267.html

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Jeff Miner & David Zier, John Tyler Connoley & Rob Connoley: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4264517.html

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John Tyler Connoley is the son of Wesleyan missionaries. He came out to himself in 1991, while attending Indiana Wesleyan University. He is married to Rob Connoley. "The night my spouse and I first met, another couple in the room made bets on how long it would be before we were married. For me, it was one of those love-at-first-sight moments. He walked up to me at a Metropolitan Community Church event, smiled, and said, "Hi, my name's Rob," and I fell head over heels." --John Tyler Connoley

Ruby Rose, Catherine McNeil & Phoebe Dahl: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3510220.html

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Stephen Petronio & Jean-Marc Flack: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3511069.html

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2014 Rainbow Awards Submission: Powerline, Nicholas

Gay Sci-fi / Futuristic
Powerline : Nicholas Book One by Derekica Snake
Amazon Kindle: Powerline : Nicholas Book One

Magic never leads to happiness.

Nicky walked out of the Wild into the civilized world and within a few years he carved out a territory with a selected pack of loyal gang members. He had a secret to keep that not only could affect his hard won territory but also his very existence. Secrets are always found out, especially when that secret involves magic.

Magic was the backbone of the Miradryl Empire; wherever magic can be found the Empire moves to take it as its own. Those who can wield that power are the chosen and the privileged few.
King Tiger, Battle Mage Arthur Magnus is searching for a special kind of battery, a Latent – a person who could control energy. The discovery of a new powerful source leads him to this backwater world. His intention was to force a union between them but then the magic decided to bond them forever.
Nicky and Magnus found themselves mage mated, not only was their magic intertwined but now their lives were as well. Their hearts were another matter.

Charities Donation program progress:
25$ YouthCare: www.youthcare.org/
25$ Point Foundation: www.pointfoundation.org/
25$ CARE: careprogram.org/
25$ Lost-n-Found Youth: www.lost-n-found.org/
25$ Lambda Legal: www.lambdalegal.org/
50$ Wes for Youth: wesforyouth.privacemail.com/
83$ COLORS: www.colorsyouth.org/
125$ Cancer Research Institute: www.cancerresearch.org/
132$ Galop: www.galop.org.uk/
160$ UCAN: www.ucanchicago.org/
165$ SAGE: giveto.sageusa.org/
350$ Ali Forney Center: www.aliforneycenter.org/
TOTAL: 1190$*

* more than 150$ is a direct donation from a supporter of the Rainbow Awards who isn't submitting; while some authors were more than generous, arriving to donate 5 times the suggested amount, being the submission fee a non mandatory and voluntary direct donation, we were struggling to raise the same amount as last year and there is who decided to cover part of it. I thank you for all you are doing, and if you wish to donate to the above links, please drop me a note with your donation and I will update the total.

2014 Rainbow Awards Guidelines: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4162490.html

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