Unlimited embrace : a canon of gay fiction, 1945-1995 (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Unlimited embrace : a canon of gay fiction, 1945-1995

Author: Reed Woodhouse
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1998]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, a gay literary critic evaluates a half-century of fictional works "by, for, and about" homosexual men and situates them in the context of an emerging American gay culture. Reed Woodhouse shows how the best gay fiction of the period, like all good literature, not only reflected but anticipated social changes that were afoot - from the founding of the first enduring gay rights organizations through the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodhouse, Reed, 1949-
Unlimited embrace.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607050605
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reed Woodhouse
ISBN: 1558491325 9781558491328 1558492593 9781558492592
OCLC Number: 37981719
Notes: The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Description: x, 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: From the closet to the theater (via the electric chair). James Baldwin's Giovanni's room ; Tennessee Williams's gay short stories --
Sexual dandyism and the legacy of Oscar Wilde. Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge ; Boyd McDonald's Straight to hell --
Immodesty and immolation. Dennis Cooper's Frisk ; James Purdy's Narrow rooms --
The life of desire in 1978. Larry Kramer's Faggots ; Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the dance --
Virtually normal, and vice-versa. David Leavitt's The lost language of cranes ; Christopher Isherwood's A single man. Homeward bound. Michael Cunningham's A home at the end of the world ; Ethan Mordden's short stories --
A wedding and three funerals: four AIDS novels. John Weir's The irreversible decline of Eddie Socket ; Samuel R. Delany's The mad man ; Christopher Davis's Valley of the shadow ; Dale Peck's Martin and John --
Boy's life: Neil Bartlett's Ready to catch him should he fall --
White lies: Edmund White's gay fiction.
Responsibility: Reed Woodhouse.

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