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The Resource Gay American autobiography : writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman

Gay American autobiography : writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman

Label
Gay American autobiography : writings from Whitman to Sedaris
Title
Gay American autobiography
Title remainder
writings from Whitman to Sedaris
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Bergman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In the first anthology to survey the full range of gay men's autobiographical writing from Walt Whitman to the present, Gay American Autobiography draws excerpts from letters, journals, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies to provide examples of the best life writing over the last century and a half. Volume editor David Bergman guides the reader chronologically through selected writings that give voice to every generation of gay writers since the nineteenth century, including a diverse array of American men of African, European, Jewish, Asian, and Latino heritage. Documenting a range of life experiences that encompass tattoo artists and academics, composers and drag queens, hustlers and clerks, it contains accounts of turn-of-the-century transvestites, gay rights activists, men battling AIDS, and soldiers attempting to come out in the army. Each selection provides important insight on the wide spectrum of ways gay men have defined and lived their lives, highlighting how self-awareness changes an author's experience. The volume includes an introduction by Bergman and headnotes for each of the nearly forty entries. Bringing many out-of-print and hard-to-find works to new readers, this challenging and comprehensive anthology chronicles American gay history and life struggles over the course of the past 150 years
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 920.0086/64
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.G39
LC item number
G39 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bergman, David
Series statement
Living out
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Gay authors
Label
Gay American autobiography : writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
"Selected gay autobiographies and life writings": pages [401]-403
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Permissions -- Introduction -- From his journals / Henry David Thoreau -- From his letters to Peter Doyle / Walt Whitman -- From his letters to Hendrick Andersen / Henry James -- Chumming with a Savage: Kana-ana / Charles Warren Stoddard -- Love's Dungeon Flower / Alexander Berkman -- Fleeing from Self (25 to 27) / Claude Hartland -- From Autobiography of an Androgyne / Earl Lind -- From Rat and the Devil / Russell Cheney F O Matthiessen -- From Jeb and Dash /Jeb Alexander -- From Continual Lessons / Glenway Wescott -- Carlsen, Crane / Lincoln Kirstein -- Magic Summer / Samuel M Steward -- Spring and Summer 1956 / Paul Goodman -- Priest and the Pagans / Tobias Scheebaum -- From The New York Diary / Ned Rorem -- Gay in the Army / Edward Field -- From Minette: Recollections of a Part-Time Lady / Minette -- Larry / Martin Duberman -- From A Day and a Night at the Baths / Michael Rumaker -- Voice Over: Four Factions of the Rear Guard / John Rechy -- From Young Man from the Provinces / Alan Helms -- From Under the Rainbow / Arnie Kantrowitz -- Writing Gay / Edmund White -- From The Motion of Light in Water / Samuel R Delany -- My Harvard / Andrew Holleran -- Puck / Paul Monette -- Last Days of Reinaldo Arenas: A Sadness as Deep as the Sea / Jaime Manrique -- Cherry / Kevin Killian -- End of Being Known / Michael Klein -- Memories That Smell Like Gasoline / David Wojnarowicz -- On the Drip / David B Feinberg -- Hejira / David Sedaris -- Ceremonies / Essex Hemphill -- Aryan Boy / Wayne Koestenbaum -- Chivalry / Gil Cuadros -- Judas Boogied until His Slippers Wept / Justin Chin -- Selected gay autobiographies and life writings
Control code
259754283
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 403 pages
Isbn
9780299230449
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)259754283
Label
Gay American autobiography : writings from Whitman to Sedaris, edited by David Bergman
Publication
Bibliography note
"Selected gay autobiographies and life writings": pages [401]-403
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Permissions -- Introduction -- From his journals / Henry David Thoreau -- From his letters to Peter Doyle / Walt Whitman -- From his letters to Hendrick Andersen / Henry James -- Chumming with a Savage: Kana-ana / Charles Warren Stoddard -- Love's Dungeon Flower / Alexander Berkman -- Fleeing from Self (25 to 27) / Claude Hartland -- From Autobiography of an Androgyne / Earl Lind -- From Rat and the Devil / Russell Cheney F O Matthiessen -- From Jeb and Dash /Jeb Alexander -- From Continual Lessons / Glenway Wescott -- Carlsen, Crane / Lincoln Kirstein -- Magic Summer / Samuel M Steward -- Spring and Summer 1956 / Paul Goodman -- Priest and the Pagans / Tobias Scheebaum -- From The New York Diary / Ned Rorem -- Gay in the Army / Edward Field -- From Minette: Recollections of a Part-Time Lady / Minette -- Larry / Martin Duberman -- From A Day and a Night at the Baths / Michael Rumaker -- Voice Over: Four Factions of the Rear Guard / John Rechy -- From Young Man from the Provinces / Alan Helms -- From Under the Rainbow / Arnie Kantrowitz -- Writing Gay / Edmund White -- From The Motion of Light in Water / Samuel R Delany -- My Harvard / Andrew Holleran -- Puck / Paul Monette -- Last Days of Reinaldo Arenas: A Sadness as Deep as the Sea / Jaime Manrique -- Cherry / Kevin Killian -- End of Being Known / Michael Klein -- Memories That Smell Like Gasoline / David Wojnarowicz -- On the Drip / David B Feinberg -- Hejira / David Sedaris -- Ceremonies / Essex Hemphill -- Aryan Boy / Wayne Koestenbaum -- Chivalry / Gil Cuadros -- Judas Boogied until His Slippers Wept / Justin Chin -- Selected gay autobiographies and life writings
Control code
259754283
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 403 pages
Isbn
9780299230449
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008039537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)259754283

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