Particular voices : portraits of gay and lesbian writers / Robert Giard.

By: Giard, RobertMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1997. Description: xxxi, 320 p. : ill. ; 27 cmISBN: 0262071800 (alk. paper); 9780262071802; 0262571250; 9780262571258Subject(s): Authors, American -- 20th century -- Portraits | Gays' writings, American -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Homosexuality and literature -- United States | Gays -- United States -- Intellectual life | Lesbians -- United States -- Portraits | Gay men -- United States -- Portraits | Gays -- Literary collectionsDDC classification: 810.9/920664 | B LOC classification: PS153.G38 | G515 1997Summary: In 1985, photographer Robert Giard set out to create an archive of portraits of gay and lesbian writers from across the United States. His intention was to present visible evidence of their presence in our culture, to attest to their particular voices. This book contains 182 of the more than 500 portraits Giard made, and encompasses a broad range of literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama, personal narrative, history, criticism, and political/activist statements. Each portrait faces an excerpt of the writer's work, chosen by Giard in consultation with the writer. The portraits and excerpts encompass the many-faceted history of the gay/lesbian experience in the United States over the past seventy-five years.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [310]-320).

In 1985, photographer Robert Giard set out to create an archive of portraits of gay and lesbian writers from across the United States. His intention was to present visible evidence of their presence in our culture, to attest to their particular voices. This book contains 182 of the more than 500 portraits Giard made, and encompasses a broad range of literary genres: fiction, poetry, drama, personal narrative, history, criticism, and political/activist statements. Each portrait faces an excerpt of the writer's work, chosen by Giard in consultation with the writer. The portraits and excerpts encompass the many-faceted history of the gay/lesbian experience in the United States over the past seventy-five years.

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