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It's a Queer World: Deviant Adventures in Pop Culture

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In this hilariously perverse collection of essays, celebrated British writer and satirists Mark Simpson takes a warped look at a fin de siecle world of pop culture where nothing is as straight -- or as gay -- as it seems. You'll revel in Simpson's wild adventures and shocking discoveries. Along the way, Simpson interviews Oscar Wilde and discovers that he's perplexed by al ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published January 18th 1999 by Routledge
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As an American woman, I sometimes feel as if I'm the only person on this side of the Atlantic who knows how brilliant Mark Simpson is--or who he is. In his own country, of course, he's recognized as "funny, clever, honest, irreverent" (Laurence Phelan, in the Independent, reviewing Simpson's Saint Morrissey). Even our own Good Gray Times (New York) celebrated Simpson's coinage of "sporno" (my absolute favorite Simpsonism) back in 2006 in its 6th annual "Year in Ideas."

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English author and journalist Mark Simpson is credited/blamed for ‘fathering’ the metrosexual in 1994, predicting with terrifying accuracy, that the future belonged to the male desire to be desired.

He is the author of several critically-acclaimed books.

“SIMPSON WRITES WITH ENOUGH PANACHE TO MAKE MOST OF HIS PEERS TOSS THEIR LAPTOPS INTO THE WASTE DISPOSAL AND WEEP”
– Independent on Sunday

“THE GAY
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