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The Resource The Penguin book of gay short stories, edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt

The Penguin book of gay short stories, edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt

Label
The Penguin book of gay short stories
Title
The Penguin book of gay short stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt
Title variation
Gay short stories
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This is an anthology of stories that, in the words of its co-editor David Leavitt, "illuminate the experience of love between men, explore the nature of homosexual identity, or investigate the kinds of relationships gay men have with each other, with their friends, and with their families." It is not a collection of stories written exclusively by gay authors; indeed, readers may be surprised to discover that some of their favorite women writers and straight male writers have also explored the territory. What the stories do share is a refusal to ghettoize gay men as denizens of the gay nocturnal subculture. The men in these stories live very much in the world; their sexuality, though an important aspect of their lives, doesn't singularly define them." "The thirty-nine stories brought together here suggest the ways in which gay experience has - and hasn't - changed over the course of this century, starting with the tender, unarticulated longings of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story, as offered by well-known authors and by those less familiar to the devotees of the genre. There is wry humor in Barbara Pym's clever manipulation of romantic convention; painful accounts of discovery in Larry Kramer's "Mrs. Tefillin"; the consolation of age in Edmund White's "Reprise"; and in Randall Kenan's "Run, Mourner, Run," the breaking of both racial and sexual taboos. The anthology also encompasses a richly diverse subcategory of stories inspired by AIDS, from such writers as Allen Barnett, Michael Cunningham, Stephen Greco, Dennis McFarland, and Peter Wells: stories that explore not only the tragedy of the epidemic but also the triumphs, even the erotic possibilities, that have been generated in its wake."
  • "These stories illuminate the common ground of gay male experience - as well as its astonishing diversity."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.010806642
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1309.H57
LC item number
P46 1994
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1885-1930
  • 1904-1986
  • 1899-1973
  • 1896-1967
  • 1904-1991
  • 1876-1941
  • 1918-2009
  • 1908-2000
  • 1951-
  • 1928-2016
  • 1914-2009
  • 1940-
  • 1937-
  • 1947-
  • 1952-
  • 1951-
  • 1950-2019
  • 1879-1970
  • 1961-
  • 1958-
  • 1959-
  • 1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lawrence, D. H.
  • Isherwood, Christopher
  • Coward, Noel
  • Ackerley, J. R.
  • Greene, Graham
  • Anderson, Sherwood
  • Kirkup, James
  • Cheever, John
  • Maxwell, William
  • Windham, Donald
  • Hogan, Desmond
  • Trevor, William
  • Purdy, James
  • Pym, Barbara
  • White, Edmund
  • O'Brien, Edna
  • Kramer, Larry
  • Bailey, Paul
  • Barnett, Allen
  • Plante, David
  • Gurganus, Allan
  • Beattie, Ann
  • McFarland, Dennis
  • Cunningham, Michael
  • Kenan, Randall
  • Cooper, Bernard
  • Wells, Peter
  • McCann, Richard
  • Forster, E. M.
  • Leavitt, David
  • Bartlett, Neil
  • Glickman, Gary
  • Wojnarowicz, David
  • Cameron, Peter
  • Coe, Christopher
  • Albarelli, Gerry
  • Homes, A. M
  • Mitchell, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Short stories, English
  • Short stories, American
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
  • Gay men
  • Short stories, American
  • Short stories, English
  • Homoseksualiteit
Label
The Penguin book of gay short stories, edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27974656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 655 pages
Isbn
9780670843374
Lccn
93001390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)27974656
Label
The Penguin book of gay short stories, edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell ; introduction by David Leavitt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27974656
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxviii, 655 pages
Isbn
9780670843374
Lccn
93001390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)27974656

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