Song of the Loon

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“More completely than any author before him, Richard Amory explores the tormented world of love for man by man . . . a happy amalgam of James Fenimore Cooper, Jean Genet and Hudson’s Green Mansions.”—from the cover copy of the 1969 edition

Published well ahead of its time, in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, Song of the Loon is a romantic novel that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver and his travels through the wilderness. Along his journey, he meets a number of characters who share ...

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Overview

“More completely than any author before him, Richard Amory explores the tormented world of love for man by man . . . a happy amalgam of James Fenimore Cooper, Jean Genet and Hudson’s Green Mansions.”—from the cover copy of the 1969 edition

Published well ahead of its time, in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, Song of the Loon is a romantic novel that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver and his travels through the wilderness. Along his journey, he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom and homosexual encounters. The most popular erotic gay book of the 1960s and 1970s, Song of the Loon was the inspiration for two sequels, a 1970 film of the same name, at least one porn movie and a parody novel called Fruit of the Loon. Unique among pulp novels of the time, the gay characters in Song of the Loon are strong and romantically drawn, which has earned the book a place in the canon of gay American literature.

With an introduction by Michael Bronski, editor of Pulp Friction and author of The Pleasure Principle.

Little Sister’s Classics is a new series of books from Arsenal Pulp Press, reviving lost and out-of-print gay and lesbian classic books, both fiction and nonfiction. The books in the series are produced in conjunction with Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium, the heroic Vancouver bookstore well-known for its anti-censorship efforts.

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Dating back to 1966 and 1977, respectively, these are the first two volumes in the publisher's new "Little Sister's Classics" series of gay and lesbian literature. Each includes appendixes of additional info on the work, the author, etc. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551521800
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Series: Little Sister's Classics Series , #2
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Amory was the pen-name for the author Richard Love, who worked out of San Diego. He published five other novels between 1968 and 1971 with Greenleaf Classics and Olympia Press Traveler's Companion Series. All of his books are currently out of print. Michael Bronski made several contributions to the gay liberation movement of the 60s, including writing for a variety of gay and lesbian publications. In 1984 he published the pioneering book Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility. His writing reflected the changing face of the gay male subculture in writings he published in the anthology Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing

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