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Picano, Felice 1944-

Works: 67 works in 297 publications in 6 languages and 9,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  History  Anecdotes  Short stories  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Erotic fiction  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.I25, 813.54
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Like people in history by Felice Picano( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel chronicling life in the homosexual world from the 1950s to the present. It focuses on the relationship of two cousins and their love for the same man, a Vietnam War hero. The novel describes the spirit of community which aids created
The lure by Felice Picano( Book )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noel Cummings's life is about to change. Irrevocably. After witnessing a brutal murder, Noel is recruited by the police to serve as a lure for the killer at large. Undercover, Noel delves deeply into New York's gay underground - shadowy backroom bars, pulsing strobe-lit private clubs, the thrill-seeking world of extreme wealth - where he gradually becomes aware of the darker forces at work in his once-placid life. Suddenly he knows too much, or maybe not enough. Caught between an obsessive policeman and his mysterious prey, Noel must decide: Whom can he trust? And he'd better make the right decision, because his life depends on it."--Page 4 of cover
Art and sex in Greenwich Village : gay literary life after Stonewall by Felice Picano( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost a decade after the Stonewall rebellion lit the political fuse of gay liberation in 1969, its impact on the arts remained minimal. While a handful of gay plays and films and a small number of gay-themed novels were available, few of these reflected the new post-Stonewall out-of-the-closet realities. Then in 1977, three small, all-gay presses formed, which all came together in 1981 to form Gay Presses of New York--not only was it the most successful gay press of its day, but the founders had made their move at the right time and place. GPNy played a vital role in the growth of what is now gay culture, consisting of bookstores, magazines, newspapers, theater companies, and art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Here is an insider's account of the rise of contemporary gay culture.--From publisher description
Late in the season by Felice Picano( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and German and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most telling novels about gay life after Stonewall, Late in the Season is one of the finest novels in the long career of one of the founding members of the Violet Quill Club." "Set on Fire Island in late September, this is the story of an unlikely pair of friends - a gay composer in his late thirties and an eighteen-year-old schoolgirl - both of whom are trying to make sense of their complicated lives. But, much more than this, it is a compelling portrait of a magical time and place, after the Stonewall riots opened up so many possibilities and before AIDS forever changed the face of the gay world."--Jacket
The joy of gay sex by Charles Silverstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetical entries offer advice on every aspect of the gay experience, dealing with such topics as the bar scene, depression, chat rooms, and cruising, as well as describing and illustrating lovemaking techniques
The book of lies by Felice Picano( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bright, ambitious, and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt is a highflier in the fashionable field of queer studies, flourishing amid the backstabbing and petty intrigues of academia. He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of papers and works of Damon Von Slyke, prominent man of letters and leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle."--BOOK JACKET. "Sorting through the papers, Ross stumbles across a "lost" work by an unknown author. His quest to identify the mystery writer and achieve the glory of scholastic tenure unveils the lives and wild times of a group of writers who in the 1970s and 1980s broke new ground in the creation of a gay literary sensibility. As his search uncovers increasingly bizarre and unbalanced facts about the Purple Circle members, Ross finds himself the target of menacing attempts to derail his investigation."--BOOK JACKET. "But the dark truth contained within The Book of Lies is even more startling."--BOOK JACKET. "Felice Picano's novel is at once a mystery, a comical roman a clef, and a send-up of the new Ivory Tower."--Jacket
To the seventh power by Felice Picano( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and German and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House of cards by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mesmerist by Felice Picano( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onyx by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray is restless as his lover, Jesse, dies of AIDS until he meets Mike Tedesco
Smart as the devil : a novel by Felice Picano( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Joy of gay sex by Charles Silverstein( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With eight color paintings and fifty line drawings by noted illustrators Deni Ponty and Ron Fowler, The New Joy of Gay Sex carries on the pioneering effort of the original edition to become a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf."--Jacket
Eyes by Felice Picano( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking glass lives : a novel by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in a triangle with his wife and her cousin, searching for answers, Roger Lynch "uncovers the long-hidden secret of their small town."--Cover
Ambientes : new queer Latino writing by Lázaro Lima( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner-city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of gay and lesbian
The New York years : stories by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A True likeness : lesbian and gay writing today( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat verhalen, poëzie en drama door o.a. bekende schrijvers als E. White, J. Rule en A. Holleran, bijna allen afkomstig uit New York, Boston en San Francisco
Men on men 4 : best new gay fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de homo-erotische liefde, al dan niet verondersteld bedrog, geweld, ziekte en dood
Ambidextrous : the secret lives of children by Felice Picano( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een groepje upper middle-class tieners in New York, midden jaren vijftig
Dryland's end by Felice Picano( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set five thousand years in the future, Dryland's end takes place in a fabulous techno-empire ruled by intelligent, powerful women. While the Matriarchy has ruled for over two thousand years, and altered human language, thought and society, it is now unraveling. Military rivalries, religious fanaticism and economic competition threaten to destroy the empire from within, just as a fierce rebellion also threatens human existence throughout the galaxy."--Page 4 of cover
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Like people in history
Alternative Names
Felice Picano American writer

Felice Picano Amerikaans romanschrijver

Felice Picano escritor estadounidense

Felice Picano US-amerikanischer Autor

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English (189)

German (27)

French (4)

Spanish (4)

Japanese (3)

Danish (2)

The lureArt and sex in Greenwich Village : gay literary life after StonewallLate in the seasonThe joy of gay sexThe book of liesOnyxThe new Joy of gay sexLooking glass lives : a novel