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The Resource Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America, Christopher Bram

Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America, Christopher Bram

Label
Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America
Title
Eminent outlaws
Title remainder
the gay writers who changed America
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bram
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how the trailblazing, post-war gay literary figures, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Allen Ginsberg, paved the way for newer generations, including Armistead Maupin, Edmund White, and Edward Albee. In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James Baldwin, the harrowingly perceptive novelist and social critic. Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who became a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing introduced America to gay experience and sensibility, and changed our literary culture. But the change was only beginning. A new generation of gay writers followed, taking more risks and writing about their sexuality more openly. Edward Albee brought his prickly iconoclasm to the American theater. Edmund White laid bare his own life in stylized, autobiographical works. Armistead Maupin wove a rich tapestry of the counterculture, queer and straight. Mart Crowley brought gay men's lives out of the closet and onto the stage. And Tony Kushner took them beyond the stage, to the center of American ideas. In this book the author weaves these men's ambitions, affairs, feuds, loves, and appetites into a single narrative. Chronicling over fifty years of momentous change, from civil rights to Stonewall to AIDS and beyond, this is a tale that reveals how the lives of these men are crucial to understanding the social and cultural history of the American twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bram, Christopher
Dewey number
810.9/9206640904
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.G38
LC item number
B73 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Authors, American
  • Gay authors
  • Authors, American
  • Gay authors
  • Gays' writings, American
  • United States
  • Literatur
  • Homosexualität
  • Homosexueller
  • Schriftsteller
  • USA
  • Homosexueller
  • Literatur
  • USA
  • Schriftsteller
  • Homosexueller
  • USA
  • Gay men's writings
  • American authors
  • Gays' writings, American
  • Authors, American
  • Gay authors
Label
Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America, Christopher Bram
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the Fifties. Innocence ; The kindness of strangers ; Howl ; Soul kiss ; Going Hollywood. -- The Sixties. The great homosexual theater scare ; The medium is the messsage ; Love and sex and A Single Man ; The whole world is watching ; Riots. -- The Seventies. Old and young ; Love song ; Annus mirabilis ; White noise. -- The Eighties. Illness and metaphor ; Dead poets society ; Tale of two or three cities ; Laughter in the dark. -- The Nineties and After. Angels ; Rising tide ; High tide. -- Rewriting America
Control code
ocn707964978
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780446563130
Lccn
2011029910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780446563130
  • (OCoLC)707964978
Label
Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America, Christopher Bram
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-354) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the Fifties. Innocence ; The kindness of strangers ; Howl ; Soul kiss ; Going Hollywood. -- The Sixties. The great homosexual theater scare ; The medium is the messsage ; Love and sex and A Single Man ; The whole world is watching ; Riots. -- The Seventies. Old and young ; Love song ; Annus mirabilis ; White noise. -- The Eighties. Illness and metaphor ; Dead poets society ; Tale of two or three cities ; Laughter in the dark. -- The Nineties and After. Angels ; Rising tide ; High tide. -- Rewriting America
Control code
ocn707964978
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780446563130
Lccn
2011029910
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780446563130
  • (OCoLC)707964978

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