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  Barnes & Noble.com - Armistead Maupin - Books: Meet the Writers
Tales of the City themed scavenger hunts were held throughout San Francisco.
Tales of the City went on to spawn a critically acclaimed and successful string of novels, including More Tales of the City, Babycakes, and Significant Others.
Although the literary life of Tales of the City had come to an end, it picked up a new life -- and many new fans -- when it was adapted into three popular television miniseries, first for PBS and then for the Showtime cable network.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writerdetails.asp?cid=89988&z=y   (777 words)

  
  Tales of the City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tales of the City is a series of six books, originally serialized in the San Francisco Chronicle, written by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin.
Tales of the City is also the title of the first book in that series.
The Tales of the City series is lauded for being accurate in its portrait of a time and place in San Francisco's history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tales_of_the_City   (970 words)

  
 Tales Of The City
Tales of the City first began as a short-lived series in a San Francisco weekly newspaper in 1974, the fictionalized account of a real-life phenomenon occurring at a local Safeway supermarket where, on Wednesday nights, hordes of swinging singles would gather in search of romance.
When Tales of the City ran originally in the US, there was a lot of criticism from several conservative congressmen about the depictions of casual drug use, language, nudity, the sympathetic portrayals of the homosexual main characters, and especially the scenes of Mouse and Jon kissing.
Tales of the City captures the spirit of the 70s - disco, casual sex, drugs, Mary Hartman, homosexuality, bath houses, roller rinks, the Average White Band, waterbeds.
www.paulgross.org /totc.htm   (1371 words)

  
 Tales From The City - Bewitched @ Harpies Bizarre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the Bureau of Census, the population in Westport was 20,955 in 1960 and swelled to 27,318 by 1970.
That was the peak of the city's population and was during the last seasons of Bewitched.
So, in the 1830s, the name of the city was changed to Westport from Saugatuck to emphasize the shipping industries influence on the economy.
www.harpiesbizarre.com /talesfromthecity.htm   (1022 words)

  
 Interview: Armistead Maupin | By genre | guardian.co.uk Books
Tales of the City, the enormously popular series that Armistead Maupin began in 1974, is set at number 28 on a quiet, tree-dappled lane in San Francisco; Maupin himself lives at number 27 on a quiet, tree-dappled lane in San Francisco.
The Night Listener, one of two books that are not part of the Tales series (and which has been made into a film starring Robin Williams), seems to be the most closely autobiographical of all his novels.
Even in the relatively liberated atmosphere of mid-1970s San Francisco, Maupin's tales of the lives of gay men in the city were a shock.
books.guardian.co.uk /departments/generalfiction/story/0,,2098649,00.html   (1374 words)

  
 Goodreads | Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series, V. 1)
The stories inside chronicle the life and times of a new arrival to the city, long time socialites, gay tub-hoppers, and others, and a landlord who links many of the stories together (the others are all linked by crazy coincedence).
Tales of the City makes me want to be in that place, at that time, with those characters.
It beautifully captures life in San Francisco in the early 70's as well as life in nearly any city at that tumultuous...more Years ago, a lady in front of me on line at the bookstore was buying the whole Tales of the City series and I'd never heard of it.
www.goodreads.com /book/show/38273.Tales_of_the_City   (4920 words)

  
 Tales of the City - Cambridge University Press
Tales of the City brings together the academics’ abstract tales with the vivid stories about a particular city, Milton Keynes, and the often moving self-narrations of its residents.
The story that is now emerging, told by many individual actor narrators, is of the city as a natural setting for human life, in stark contrast to the pessimistic anti-urban tales of many academic narrators.
Drawing on narrative studies, cultural and linguistic anthropology and social theory, Professor Finnegan skilfully examines the narrative conventions and cultural implications of our multiple tales of the city, and relates them to profound mythic themes about urban life, community, and to the creative role of the active, reflecting individual.
www.cambridge.org /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521626234   (255 words)

  
 Tales of the City | MetaFilter
The framing of The City was important for me, and it turned the story into something living and breathing for me, and in turn, made this city even more alive for me than I ever thought it could be.
Tales of the City was my introduction to San Francisco when I moved here in 1988.
Tales of the City was a big consciousness raiser for me. I'd moved to California from very white, very straight Montana and was not at all comfortable with even the concept of homosexuality.
www.metafilter.com /71369/Tales-of-the-City   (4012 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Tales of the City: Armistead Maupin: Books
Not only is Tales of the City a witty, charming and altogether satisfying read but it has also kick-started my son's interest in books again.
Tales of the City is a modern masterpiece.
Tales of the City is a novel that gently guides the reader through thetwists and turns of life in San Franscisco.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tales-City-Armistead-Maupin/dp/0552998761   (967 words)

  
 Tales From the City: A Masterpiece in Progress
Tales From the City: A Masterpiece in Progress
One guy in New York City who has had one roller coaster of a ride and may actually have figured out what he wants out of life.
It only took him 30+ years to get there, getting laid off four times in the last eight years to do that, but he's almost there.
nyctales.blogspot.com   (178 words)

  
 dervala.net: Tales of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It’s propaganda!” He insisted that the city people were an asset, not a problem to be solved.
Now he works half the year in the old town in Prague, figuring out how cities should evolve.
City people think differently, spend differently, vote differently, and we need to figure out what that will mean.
www.dervala.net /archives/000736.html   (1288 words)

  
 Culture Shock: Flashpoints: Theater, Film, and Video: American Playhouse's Tales of the City
In 1993 Armistead Maupin's comic novel about San Francisco in the '70s, Tales of the City, is adapted for television by Britain's Channel 4, to be aired the following year in the United States on PBS' American Playhouse.
Telephones ring off the hook at public TV stations across the country, both before and after Tales of the City first airs in January 1994, with some viewers demanding the show be cancelled.
Tales of the City garners critical raves and PBS' highest ratings ever for a dramatic series.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/theater/tales_a.html   (358 words)

  
 Further Tales of the City
Tales of the City in 1976 as a serial in the daily San Francisco Chronicle.
At the time it was fresh and engaging, and it caught a certain tone of the life and thought then characterizing San Francisco--a city that, at least on the surface, opened its minds to the gays who were migrating there en masse.
Tacked on top of that background is a heavily contrived, improbable, and not very amusing plotline involving DeDe Halcyon, lesbian daughter of a socialite, who, with her partner and two kids managed to escape from Jonestown just in time to avoid the massacre.
www.culturevulture.net /Television/FurtherTalesoftheCity.htm   (681 words)

  
 Books » VÄ—jų miesto pasakos (Tales from the City of Winds)
The tales are first of all bound together by the place, the City of Winds, about which the author has learned from Curious Breeze.
One tale mentions Timid Shoemaker, while in another we learn about his daughter, Sandy, for whom “every object in the city has a sound” and who likes to dance in the street while it rains.
While the tales exhibit the model of toy stories, their most important aspect is their poeticism and allegorical allusions.
www.booksfromlithuania.lt /index.php?page_id=23&action=info&BookID=215   (276 words)

  
 Guide Entry 92.03.02
Some city-dwellers are native born, intimately conversant with the stories of the streets; others are migrants, bringing with them the stories, folklore and folk wisdom of small towns and villages.
“Tales from the City” is intended for use with tenth grade college track students.
Life in the large cities where migrants tended to settle was more often than not viewed as better than “back home,” despite its drawbacks.
www.cis.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/guides/1992/3/92.03.02.x.html   (242 words)

  
 Tales of the City Summary and Analysis Summary
There are 8 definitions for Tales of the City.
This article is about the novel series; see also Tales of the City (novel) and Tales of the City (miniseries) Tales of the City is a series of seven books written by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin.
Tales of the City is also the name of the...
www.bookrags.com /Tales_of_the_City   (395 words)

  
 "Tales of the City" heads to the stage -- Queer Lesbian Gay News -- Gay.com
Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" is slated to head to the Great White Way, Variety reported Friday.
The musical will mostly include stories from the original 1978 "Tales of the City" book, the first of seven in the series, Variety reported.
"Tales of the City" has been adapted for television in three miniseries that aired on PBS and Showtime.
www.gay.com /news/article.html?2008/03/14/3   (311 words)

  
 The Big Gay Read - Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City
Welcome to the legendary world of Tales of the City, and meet the weird and wonderful inhabitants of 28 Barbary Lane.
Tales of the City, the first in a series of six, has won a place in people's hearts, regardless of their age, race or sexual orientation.
Maupin's six-volume Tales of the City sequence - Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, and Sure of You - are now multi-million bestsellers published in eleven languages.
www.biggayread.com /bgrrecommends/armistead_maupin.php   (842 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Tales of the City (Tales of the City Series #1) by Armistead Maupin
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture — from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel to a television event that entranced millions around the world.
The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, and Further Tales of the City have been the basis of three highly acclaimed TV miniseries.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9780060964047-6   (273 words)

  
 INSPIRED MINDS
Selected Works: Tales of the City, 1978; Further Tales of the City, 1980; More Tales of the City, 1982; Babycakes, 1984; Significant Others, 1987; Sure of You, 1989; Maybe the Moon, 1992; The Night Listener, 2000.
With his Tales of the City series, author Armistead Maupin introduced a cast of eccentric characters who challenged the definition of "normal" and won the hearts of readers around the world.
Maupin found plenty of inspiration in his new city, and two years after settling there he started to write the "Tales of the City" as a serialized novel for the "San Francisco Chronicle" newspaper.
www.inspiredminds.de /detail.php?id=25   (815 words)

  
 Gay TV : Tales of the city
Brian Hawkins is a civil rights lawyer turned waiter, who devotedly pumps iron and picks up girls in a city where the odds are stacked in his favour.
This series was followed by : More tales of the city and Further tales of the city
Deze serie werd gevolg door More tales of the city en Further tales of the city.
gayinfo.tripod.com /talesofthecity.html   (460 words)

  
 Waterstones.com: Fiction: Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin (2007)
Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic "Tales of the City" series, is arguably the most beloved gay character in fiction.
While Maupin insists that this book is not, strictly speaking, a continuation of "Tales of the City", a reassuring number of familiar faces appear along the way.
I am very much a fan of Maupin’s Tales of the City series after being introduced to the ground-breaking range of gay fiction by my girlfriend (of all people) a few years ago, especially as one of the books (albeit partly) is set in our very own leafy suburb.
www.waterstones.com /waterstonesweb/displayProductDetails.do?sku=5589181   (1151 words)

  
 Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin :: The Skinny
Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin :: The Skinny
Although the original journalistic format produced a certain glibness in the one-liners and cliffhangers, the characters are fully-dimensional and sympathetic.
'Tales of the City' is the great novel of chosen family, as the residents of 28 Barbary Lane live in increasing intimacy under the cannabis-scented wing of Mrs Madrigal, "the mother of us all." Maupin's vision of Oz made it harder than ever to stay in Kansas.
www.theskinny.co.uk /article/35880-tales-of-the-city-armistead-maupin   (296 words)

  
 City Guides: Free San Francisco Walking Tours
We are volunteers who LOVE the City, its history, lore and legends...and we're ready to share it all with you.
During the month of May, City Guides will offer adiitional tours of some lesser known San Francisco neighborhoods.
Named for the longtime City Guide who saw the potential of this area long before anyone else, this walk covers Rincon Center to Rincon Hill and beyond.
www.sfcityguides.org   (454 words)

  
 'City' revisited / Kicking gay culture out of the closet
She's 25, single and mad for S.F. Tales of the City.
25 years ago, 'Tales' captured the spirit of '76 in San Francisco.
Dishy and deliciously topical, "Tales" was inspired, Maupin says, "by every crappy job I had, ever boring party, every one-night stand that went awry." It was all useful.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/05/01/DD205566.DTL   (370 words)

  
 Tales of the City - TV.com
Tales of the City (and it's sequels) follow the soap-operaish lives of the people living in 1970's and 1980's San Francisco, and are based on Armistead Maupin's novels.
The other 3 "Tales" novels, Babycakes, Significant Others, and Sure of You, have not been adapted for TV as of yet (Just for the record, "Babycakes" is not in any way related to the film that starred Ricki Lake).
', ' Tales of the City (and it\'s sequels) follow the soap-operaish lives of the people living in 1970\'s and 1980\'s San Francisco, and are based on Armistead Maupin\'s novels.
www.tv.com /tales-of-the-city/show/6143/summary.html   (707 words)

  
 TIME.com: Tales Of The City, Revisited -- Page 1
New York City is engaged in America's first experiment with a mass-casualty disaster that has no end point.
LifeNet, the main mental-health referral hotline in the city, is getting 600 calls a month related to 9/11, down from 1,000 a month last year.
When asked if it was a mistake to put the city's emergency command center in 7 World Trade Center, which collapsed on 9/11, he doesn't budge.
www.time.com /time/nation/article/0,8599,694956,00.html   (1507 words)

  
 Tales of the City author to appear at London Pride - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - ...
Tales of the City author to appear at London Pride - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News
Tales of the City author to appear at London Pride
The author, whose Tales of the City books about gay life in 1970s and 80s San Francisco have been compared to the work of Dickens, is making a special trip to show solidarity with London's gay community.
www.pinknews.co.uk /news/articles/2005-4794.html   (652 words)

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