EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA

EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA

By: Bram, Christopher

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Fascinating...fun to read and will be the standard text of the defining er a of gay literati." - Philadelphia Inquirer In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established them selves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfan t 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 nove list and social critic. Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who bec ame a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing intro duced America to gay experience and sensibility, and changed our literary c ulture. But the change was only beginning. A new generation of gay writers followed , taking more risks and writing about their sexuality more openly. Edward A lbee brought his prickly iconoclasm to the American theater. Edmund White l aid bare his own life in stylized, autobiographical works. Armistead Maupin wove a rich tapestry of the counterculture, queer and straight. Mart Crowl ey brought gay men's lives out of the closet and onto the stage. And Tony K ushner took them beyond the stage, to the center of American ideas. With authority and humor, Christopher Bram weaves these men's ambitions, affairs, feuds, loves, and appet.

Title: EMINENT OUTLAWS: THE GAY WRITERS WHO CHANGED AMERICA

Author Name: Bram, Christopher

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Twelve: 2012

ISBN Number: 0446563137

ISBN Number 13: 9780446563130

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000045942