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The Resource Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson

Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson

Label
Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette
Title
Gay lives
Title remainder
homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette
Statement of responsibility
Paul Robinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Paul Robinson reads the memoirs of fourteen French, British, and American gay authors - including Jean Genet, Quentin Crisp, and Martin Duberman - through the prism of sexual identity: How did these men understand their homosexuality? Did they embrace or reject it? How did they express their often conflicted desires, in words ranging from the defiant and brutally frank to the ambiguous and abstract? Robinson shows how all these authors struggled to cope with their sexuality and to reconcile it with prevailing conceptions of masculinity; he considers, through their writings, the choices each man made to accommodate himself to society's homophobia or live in protest against his oppression. And Robinson also discovers national patterns among them as he explores the English obsession with social class and the French association of homosexual attraction with geographical or racial difference."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.76/62/0922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.2
LC item number
.R63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-412) and index
Contents
The man of letters and the don: John Addington Symonds and Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson -- Auden & Co.: Christopher Isherwood and Stephen Spender -- The detective and the comedian: J.R. Ackerley and Quentin Crisp -- Three French novelists: André Gide, Jean Genet, and Julien Green -- Two American diarists / Jeb Alexander and Donald Vining -- The closet and its discontents / Andrew Tobias, Martin Duberman, and Paul Monette
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780226721804
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98024460
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: "Uncorrected page proof" with different dimensions and pagination (24 cm. ; xxii, [i], 412 p.). Glazed, blue wrappers printed in yellow, white and orange. Gift of Dan Luckenbill, 2006.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210092
  • ucoclc39210092
Label
Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-412) and index
Contents
The man of letters and the don: John Addington Symonds and Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson -- Auden & Co.: Christopher Isherwood and Stephen Spender -- The detective and the comedian: J.R. Ackerley and Quentin Crisp -- Three French novelists: André Gide, Jean Genet, and Julien Green -- Two American diarists / Jeb Alexander and Donald Vining -- The closet and its discontents / Andrew Tobias, Martin Duberman, and Paul Monette
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 428 p.
Isbn
9780226721804
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98024460
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: "Uncorrected page proof" with different dimensions and pagination (24 cm. ; xxii, [i], 412 p.). Glazed, blue wrappers printed in yellow, white and orange. Gift of Dan Luckenbill, 2006.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39210092
  • ucoclc39210092

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