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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
Genre
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."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Paul A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ75.2
LC item number
.R63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Gays
  • Homosexueller
  • Gay autobiographies
  • Homosexueller
Label
Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-412) 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
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
Control code
39210092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780226721804
Lccn
98024460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39210092
Label
Gay lives : homosexual autobiography from John Addington Symonds to Paul Monette, Paul Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-412) 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
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
Control code
39210092
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780226721804
Lccn
98024460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39210092

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