Writing Desire: Sixty Years of Gay Autobiography

Writing Desire: Sixty Years of Gay Autobiography

by Bertram Cohler, Kandis Elliot, Claudia S. Lipke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299222047

ISBN-13: 9780299222048

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Exploring nearly sixty years of memoir and autobiography, Writing Desire examines the changing identity of gay men writing within a historical context. Distinguished scholar and psychoanalyst Bertram J. Cohler has carefully selected a diverse group of ten men, including historians, activists, journalists, poets, performance artists, and bloggers, whose life writing…  See more details below

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Exploring nearly sixty years of memoir and autobiography, Writing Desire examines the changing identity of gay men writing within a historical context. Distinguished scholar and psychoanalyst Bertram J. Cohler has carefully selected a diverse group of ten men, including historians, activists, journalists, poets, performance artists, and bloggers, whose life writing evokes the evolution of gay life in twentieth-century America. A compelling mix of social history and personal biography, Writing Desire distills the experience of three generations of gay America.

About the Author:
Bertram J. Cohler is the William Rainey Harper Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299222048
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,041,380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments     ix
Life Writing about Gay Desire     3
Born in the Thirties: Coming of Age in the Fifties     25
Born in the Forties: Finding a Voice     64
Born in the Fifties: The Gay Revolution     103
Born in the Sixties: Living Easier with Homosexuality     135
Born in the Seventies and Eighties: Postmodern Memoirs     158
Conclusion     215
Bibliography     227
Index     241

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