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Gay American Novels, 1870-1970: A Reader's Guide

Gay American Novels, 1870-1970: A Reader's Guide (Paperback)

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Examining the development of gay American fiction and providing an essential reading list, this literary survey covers 257 works-novels, novellas, a graphic story cycle and a narrative poem-in which gay and bisexual male characters play a major role. Iconic works, such as James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room and Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, are included, along with titles not given attention by earlier surveys, such as Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring, Dashiel Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Julian Green's Each in His Darkness, Ursula Zilinsky's Middle Ground and David Plante's The Ghost of Henry James. Chronological entries discuss each work's plot, significance for gay identity and publication history, along with a brief biography of the author.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalGLBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 14/01/2016 ISBN-13: 9780786499052  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Drewey Wayne Gunn is professor emeritus of English at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA. He is the author, editor, or translator of eleven previous books, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists.

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