By Anthony Slide

trying to find an advent to the shadowy, exciting global of early twentieth century gay-themed fiction?

In misplaced homosexual Novels, revered popular culture historian Anthony Slide resurrects fifty early twentieth century American novels with homosexual topics or characters and discusses them in rigorously researched, enticing prose. each one access will give you an in depth dialogue of plot and characters, a precis of latest serious reception, and biographical info at the often-obscure author. In misplaced homosexual Novels, one other point of homosexual lifestyles and society is, within the phrases the writer, “uncloseted,” giving you an soaking up glimpse into the realm of those approximately forgotten books.

misplaced homosexual Novels offers an creation to:

  • authors who are not frequently linked to homosexuality, together with John Buchan, James M. Cain, and Rex Stout
  • the historical past of homosexual publishing within the US and out of the country
  • homosexual subject matters in novels released among 1917 and 1950—with entries from approximately each year!
  • the ways that the preferred tradition of the time formed the authors' attitudes towards homosexuality
  • the trouble of discovering particular biographical details on little-known authors

in case you are attracted to homosexual reports or historical past, or maybe if you are simply trying to find a finished advisor to titles you may have most likely by no means heard of ahead of, misplaced homosexual Novels may be a welcome boost on your assortment. The creation from writer Slide—called via the la occasions “a one-man publishing phenomenon”—provides you with an outline to the fundamentals of this landmark assortment. subject matters present in a few of the titles contain dying, secrecy, and dwelling a double existence, and in interpreting the entries you'll find simply why those issues are so universal.

As Slide says in his advent: “The technique of the novelist towards homosexuality would possibly not continuously be a favorable one… however the works are very important to an realizing of up to date attitudes towards homosexual males and homosexual society.” misplaced homosexual Novels may also help you extra your personal knowing of the dynamic dating among literature and tradition, and you'll end the publication with a better appreciation of contemporary American homosexual fiction.

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