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The Resource Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories, edited by Patrick Merla

Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories, edited by Patrick Merla

Label
Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories
Title
Boys like us
Title remainder
gay writers tell their coming out stories
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patrick Merla
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Boys Like Us presents the true "coming out" stories of a stellar line-up of gay writers, spanning two generations. Written specifically for this collection, these are powerful, often stunning evocations of the primal process by which men come to terms with their desire for other men
  • Coming out is undeniably central to every gay man's life, but the phrase encompasses multiple meanings. Here are accounts of revealing one's sexual identity to parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers and, in one notable instance, to a stockbroker. Men tell of their first sexual encounters from their preteens to their thirties, with childhood friends who rejected or tenderly embraced them, with professors, with neighbors, with a Broadway star
  • One man writes of his marriage to a lesbian poet, another of leaving his wife for a male lover. Several selections reveal the autobiographical underpinnings of famous novels. These are intense, sometimes unexpectedly funny tales of romance and heartbreak, repression and liberation, rape and first love - defining moments
  • . Arranged chronologically from Manhattan in the late '40s to San Francisco in the early '90s, these personal essays ultimately form a documentary of changing social and sexual mores in the United States during the last half-century - a literary, biographical, sociological, and historical tour de force
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.76/62
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.7
LC item number
.B69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories, edited by Patrick Merla
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-364)
Contents
Coming out / Samuel R. Delany (1949-1957) -- Cinnamon Skin / Edmund White (1954) -- He's one, too / Allan Gurganus (1957) -- Fishing practice / Philip Bockman (1961) -- Coming out. Going back in. Coming out again. etc. / Brad Gooch (1965) -- Memories of Heidelberg / Andrew Holleran (1968) -- Beyond words / Philip Gambone (1968) -- Siren song / Dr. Charles Silverstein (1968) -- Being alive / Keith McDermott (1970) -- Slow learners / Christopher Bram (1971-1975) -- Let the living creature lie / David Bergman (1974) -- Boys like us / Michael Nava (1974) -- Homo sex story / Matthew Stadler (1973) -- The other invisible man / Essex Hemphill (1975) -- Let's say / Stephen McCauley (1975) -- My fountain pen / J.D. McClatchy (1975) -- How to grow fruit / Tim Miller (1976) -- Hell's kitchen / Douglas Sadownick (1978) -- Chemistry / Ed Sikov (1979) -- The impossible city / Michael T. Carroll (1980) -- Disneyland / Norman Wong (1981) -- Out-takes / Ron Caldwell (1983) -- Ant / Scott Heim (1983-1987) -- The cure / Dennis Hunter (1987) -- January 18, 1989 / William Sterling Walker -- Explaining it to dad / Rodney Christopher (1989) -- These trees were once women / Alex Chee (1990) -- Money talks / David Drake (1992) -- Sea level / Carl Phillips (1995)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 365 p.
Isbn
9780380973408
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96020705
Note
  • Law Library Williams Institute Collection on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy.
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket, quarter light grey paper, cream paper over boards. Gift of Dan Luckenbill, 2006.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34788643
  • ucoclc34788643
Label
Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories, edited by Patrick Merla
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-364)
Contents
Coming out / Samuel R. Delany (1949-1957) -- Cinnamon Skin / Edmund White (1954) -- He's one, too / Allan Gurganus (1957) -- Fishing practice / Philip Bockman (1961) -- Coming out. Going back in. Coming out again. etc. / Brad Gooch (1965) -- Memories of Heidelberg / Andrew Holleran (1968) -- Beyond words / Philip Gambone (1968) -- Siren song / Dr. Charles Silverstein (1968) -- Being alive / Keith McDermott (1970) -- Slow learners / Christopher Bram (1971-1975) -- Let the living creature lie / David Bergman (1974) -- Boys like us / Michael Nava (1974) -- Homo sex story / Matthew Stadler (1973) -- The other invisible man / Essex Hemphill (1975) -- Let's say / Stephen McCauley (1975) -- My fountain pen / J.D. McClatchy (1975) -- How to grow fruit / Tim Miller (1976) -- Hell's kitchen / Douglas Sadownick (1978) -- Chemistry / Ed Sikov (1979) -- The impossible city / Michael T. Carroll (1980) -- Disneyland / Norman Wong (1981) -- Out-takes / Ron Caldwell (1983) -- Ant / Scott Heim (1983-1987) -- The cure / Dennis Hunter (1987) -- January 18, 1989 / William Sterling Walker -- Explaining it to dad / Rodney Christopher (1989) -- These trees were once women / Alex Chee (1990) -- Money talks / David Drake (1992) -- Sea level / Carl Phillips (1995)
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 365 p.
Isbn
9780380973408
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
96020705
Note
  • Law Library Williams Institute Collection on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy.
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Dust jacket, quarter light grey paper, cream paper over boards. Gift of Dan Luckenbill, 2006.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34788643
  • ucoclc34788643

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