Young Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life before Stonewall by Alan HelmsYoung Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life before Stonewall by Alan Helms

Young Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life before Stonewall

byAlan Helms

Paperback | April 22, 2003

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Young, intelligent, and handsome, Alan Helms left a brutal midwestern childhood for New York City in 1955. Denied a Rhodes scholarship because of his sexual orientation, he soon became an object of desire in a gay underground scene frequented by, among many others, Noel Coward, Leonard Bernstein, and Marlene Dietrich. In this unusually vivid and sensitive account, Helms describes the business of being a sex object and its psychological and physical toll.
Title:Young Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life before StonewallFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:April 22, 2003Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0816642680

ISBN - 13:9780816642687

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"Sublimely funny, engaging, pathetic, highly literary, and painful to read. Helms seems like a gay Everyman whose quest for self-knowledge, respect, and contentment in this contemptuous world mirrors that of many other marginalized people."