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Carnal Matters: Four Short Stories

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Paperback, 84 pages
Published 1965 by Guild Press
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Benjamin
Four short stories told mostly from Alex's viewpoint (from the mid 1960s)

Everybody Loves Charlie - Charismatic Charlie Bright likes company, that's why he shares his apartment with other gay friends, and that is how he came to meet Alex. After going off to serve in Guam he is now back, and out of the blue contacts Alex, and he wants Alex to meet someone special. But first he relates to Alex his exploits in Guam, and all about a handsome young sailor.

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Adam Dunn
The NY Times obituary of George Haimsohn lists that he wrote "gay pornographic fiction under the pen name Alexander Goodman". I think a modern audience has a different view of pornography from the audience when this was published in 1965, as I don't believe there's any way this could be called pornography.

Published by the Guild Press, this was really the forefront of gay literature. This was the first time gay stories were being mass produced for a gay audience by a gay publishing house. The wo
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