Unlimited embrace : a canon of gay fiction, 1945-1995 /

Woodhouse, Reed, 1949-

Unlimited embrace : a canon of gay fiction, 1945-1995 / Reed Woodhouse. - Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1998. - x, 338 p. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-327) and index.

From the closet to the theater (via the electric chair). James Baldwin's Giovanni's room ; Tennessee Williams's gay short stories -- Sexual dandyism and the legacy of Oscar Wilde. Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge ; Boyd McDonald's Straight to hell -- Immodesty and immolation. Dennis Cooper's Frisk ; James Purdy's Narrow rooms -- The life of desire in 1978. Larry Kramer's Faggots ; Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the dance -- Virtually normal, and vice-versa. David Leavitt's The lost language of cranes ; Christopher Isherwood's A single man -- Homeward bound. Michael Cunningham's A home at the end of the world ; Ethan Mordden's short stories -- A wedding and three funerals: four AIDS novels. John Weir's The irreversible decline of Eddie Socket ; Samuel R. Delany's The mad man ; Christopher Davis's Valley of the shadow ; Dale Peck's Martin and John -- Boy's life: Neil Bartlett's Ready to catch him should he fall -- White lies: Edmund White's gay fiction.

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Homosexuality and literature--History--United States--20th century.
Literature and society--History--United States--20th century.
Gay men's writings, American--History and criticism.
Gay men--Books and reading--United States.
Gay men--Intellectual life.--United States
Gay men in literature.
American fiction--History and criticism.--20th century
Canon (Literature)

PS374.H63 / W66 1998


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