Mr. Benson: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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Mr. Benson is the compelling story of a young man’s quest for the perfect master. In a West Village leather bar, he finds wealthy, sophisticated, exacting Aristotle Benson, who leads him down the path of erotic enlightenment, teaching him to accept cruelty as love, anguish as affection, and ultimately, Mr. Benson as his master.

If John Preston, the masterly, handsome author of more than 30 books, was himself a gay icon, his character Mr. ...
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Mr. Benson: A Novel

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Overview

Mr. Benson is the compelling story of a young man’s quest for the perfect master. In a West Village leather bar, he finds wealthy, sophisticated, exacting Aristotle Benson, who leads him down the path of erotic enlightenment, teaching him to accept cruelty as love, anguish as affection, and ultimately, Mr. Benson as his master.

If John Preston, the masterly, handsome author of more than 30 books, was himself a gay icon, his character Mr. Benson defined the culture of gay sex for an entire generation. When Mr. Benson appeared in the pre-AIDS early 1980s, its unabashed celebration of male sexuality made it a cult favorite among gay men, many of whom wore T-shirts declaring that they were "looking for Mr. Benson." The novel's fresh voice and insights into identity, desire, power, and love influenced a generation of writers and editors, including Anne Rice, Samuel Delany, Michael Lowenthal, Laura Antoniou, Joan Nestle, Michael Rowe, and Cecilia Tan. Mr. Benson was Preston's first novel and was followed by many more books from the proud, self-styled "pornographer."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573448468
  • Publisher: Cleis Press [Start]
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 325,765
  • File size: 264 KB

Meet the Author

John Preston (1945-1994) wrote more than 30 books, including Entertainment for a Master and the autobiographical collection My Life as a Pornographer, and he edited numerous anthologies, notably Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong and the Flesh and the Word series. An activist as well as a writer, Preston founded the country’s first gay and lesbian community center, in Minneapolis. Preston was born in Medfield, MA, and lived much of his life in Portland, ME.
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