Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985

Queer Street: Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985

by James McCourt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393347722
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

James McCourt is the author of Mawrdew Czgowchwz, Time Remaining, Delancey’s Way, Now Voyagers: The Night Sea Journey and Queer Street. He has contributed to the Yale Review, The New Yorker, and the Paris Review. He lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxiii
Part 1Origination
Chapter 1Predicament5
Chapter 2The Wherewithal19
Chapter 3Certain Shades of Limelight29
Chapter 4Identity and the Masks of Enclosure (The Existential Queer)45
Chapter 5How It Got to Be So (Study Period)57
Part 2Investigations
Chapter 6Forensic Society79
Chapter 7A Sample Progress on Queer Street105
Chapter 8Mirror, Mirror: Same Difference (From the File on the Astor Bar)123
Chapter 9The Sunday Matinee143
Chapter 10A Performance to Give (The First Callback)157
Chapter 11Stipulations (Post-mortem with the Party in Full Tilt)173
Part 3Breaking Out
Chapter 12Dirty Boulevard (Originating at the Meeting of Clearasil and Eye Shadow)187
Chapter 13The File on Fire Island207
Chapter 14The Theater219
Chapter 15While on the Town239
Part 4Expatriates
Chapter 16Author's Letters from London to a Former Schoolmate in New York (A Farrago of a Four-Year Stay Abroad)265
Chapter 17Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust, but Not Yet281
Chapter 18Vilja de Tanguay Exults293
Part 5Return Engagements (Postquam Rearrived)
Chapter 19Moving Back and Moving On (Stonewall and Ever After)321
Chapter 20Fielding Shortstop343
Chapter 21Two Serious Laddies: Raymond Chandler and Herman Melville391
Part 6Dead Reckonings
Chapter 22Two Jims403
Chapter 23Personnel and Bulletins from Zones of Dread429
Chapter 24Two Almost Tragic Characters447
Part 7Lost Angeles (Inside Story)
Chapter 25Storyboards459
Chapter 26On Location477
Chapter 271416 North Havenhurst (Bette Davis)487
Chapter 28Star Soul (Prelude to a Postscript) Richard (Sauls) Rouilard, 1949-1996513
Epilogue: While You Were Out (The Book Talks Back)539
Captions and Credits561
Index565

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