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So famous and so gay : the fabulous potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein

Author: Jeff Solomon
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2017].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) and Truman Capote (1924-1984) should not have been famous. They made their names between the Oscar Wilde trial and Stonewall, when homosexuality meant criminality and perversion. And yet both Stein and Capote, openly and exclusively gay, built their outsize reputations on works that directly featured homosexuality and a queer aesthetic. How did these writers become mass-market celebrities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Gertrude Stein; Gertrude Stein; Truman Capote; Gertrude Stein
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Solomon
ISBN: 9780816696826 0816696829 9780816696796 0816696799
OCLC Number: 1015991227
Description: xvi, 276 pages, 16 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue : Beneath the Mask --
Introduction : Stein and Capote in Theory --
Part I. Truman Capote : "Here Was This Little Creature" : 1. Young, Effeminate, and Strange : The Debut of Truman Capote ; 2. Capote, Forster, and the Trillings : Homophobia and Literary Culture at Mid-Century --
Part II. Gertrude Stein : A Further Order of Strange : 3. Gertrude Stein, Opium Queen : Notes on a Mistaken Embrace ; 4. Gertrude Stein in Life and TIME : A Respectable Commodity ; 5. Three Lesbian Lives : A Map of Same-Sex Passion --
Coda : Janet Malcolm and Woody Allen Adrift in the Past.
Other Titles: Fabulous potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein
Responsibility: Jeff Solomon.

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