The Penguin Book Of Gay Short Stories by Mark Various

The Penguin Book Of Gay Short Stories

byMark VariousEditorDavid Leavitt, Mark Mitchell

Paperback | December 1, 1994

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These thirty-nine stories chronicle the gay experience over the course of the last century, beginning with the unarticulated longing of two boys swimming in D.H. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M. Homes's "The Whiz Kids."
 
In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story written by every imaginable kind of writer—gay and straight, male and female—all illuminating the common ground of the gay male experience and its astonishing diversity.
 
“The book is like a long enjoyable party, at which the celebrated rub elbows with the neglected.”—Times Literary Supplement

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David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, &"While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt is also the author of "Equal Affections,...
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Title:The Penguin Book Of Gay Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:688 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:December 1, 1994Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:014024249X

ISBN - 13:9780140242492

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Thirty-nine stories from the turn of the century to the age of AIDS illuminate the common ground of the gay male experience--and its astonishing diversity. Written by an array of men and women, both gay and straight, this collection includes some exciting never-before published pieces. "Superb".--Lambda Book Report