Andreas Steinhöfel (born January 14, 1962) is a German author for children and young adult books, and a translator. The novel Die Mitte der Welt is especially popular among teenagers: Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. But Phil can’t remain a bystander forever. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love—until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world.
Charles Bell & Willard Ching: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3526854.html
Charles Bell was an American Photorealist and Hyperrealist, known primarily for his large scale still lifes. Bell died in Manhattan, New York of lymphoma on April 1, 1995. He had AIDS at the time of his death. His partner of 22 years, interior decorator Willard Ching, had died of an AIDS-related illness three years earlier, in 1992. The New York Times quoted Henry Geldzaler as saying, "[the pinball series is] the artist's greatest achievement -- visually, technically and technologically."
Lady Eve Balfour, Beryl Hearnden & Kathleen Carnley: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4132311.html
Lady Evelyn Barbara "Eve" Balfour (1899 - January 14, 1990) was an English farmer, educator, organic farming pioneer, and a founding figure in the organic movement. She was one of the first women to study agriculture at an English university, graduating from the University of Reading. Balfour lived on a farm with her companion Beryl ‘Beb’ Hearnden (1897-1978) from 1919 to about 1951, and then lived with agri-culturalist Kathleen Carnley (1889-1976) until this latter's death.
Gerald Arpino & Robert Joffrey: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3907462.html
Born of an Afghani Muslim father and an Italian Catholic mother, Robert Joffrey cofounded the Joffrey Ballet with Gerald Arpino in 1956. The company grew from a small touring group to become one of the most prominent dance troupes in US. Gerald Arpino studied ballet with Mary Ann Wells, while stationed with the Coast Guard in Seattle, Washington. Arpino first met Robert Joffrey at Wells' school. After the death of Robert Joffrey in 1988, Arpino became the Artistic Director of the Joffrey Ballet.
Harry Stack Sullivan & James Inscoe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4132398.html
Harry Stack Sullivan was a Neo-Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who held that the personality lives in, and has his or her being in, a complex of interpersonal relations. Sullivan introduced the term “significant other” to describe a person of great importance to an individual's life. Sullivan had a 22-year relationship with Jimmie Inscoe. His colleague Helen Swick Perry's biography of Sullivan mentions the relationship and it is clear his close friends were well aware they were partners.
Ralph Chubb (February 8, 1892 - January 14, 1960): http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3052846.html
Ralph Nicholas Chubb (1892 - 14 Jan 1960) was an English poet, printer and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one that was anti-materialist and sexually revolutionary. Chubb's own assessment of his work conforms to the general critical reaction: "I do not necessarily claim to be a great artist or writer; but I claim to be a true spirit – this is a subtler test. Seek me out; but you may not find me."
Robert Odeman & Günter Nöring: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4132804.html
Robert Odeman was a classical pianist, actor, writer, and composer. He was a Holocaust survivor. In 1922, 17 years old Odeman met his first love, architecture student Martin Ulrich Eppendorf known as Muli. The two shared a close relationship for 10 years until Muli's death. In 1937 he was arrested under Paragraph 175 and sentenced to 27 months in prison. In 1959, Odeman met Günter Nöring, with whom he lived until his death. Since the two were unable to marry, Odeman adopted his younger partner.
Sam Wagstaff & Robert Mapplethorpe: http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4132991.html
Sam Wagstaff was an American art curator and collector as well as the artistic mentor and benefactor of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was also his lifetime companion. Wagstaff is known in part for his support of Minimalism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art and Earthworks, but his aesthetic acceptance and support of photography presaged the acceptance of the medium as a fine art. Sam Wagstaff met Robert Mapplethorpe in 1972 at a party. Wagstaff called Mapplethorpe "his shy pornographer."
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