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Memoirs of a Bastard Angel

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Harold Norse has spent half a century simultaneously at the center and in the vanguard of literary and homosexual subcultures. His career began in 1939, when W. H. Auden seduced and "married" Norse's college lover, Chester Kallman. In Greenwich Village Norse became an intimate of James Baldwin (then working on his first novel) and in Provincetown lived with Tennessee ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Da Capo Press (first published April 15th 1989)
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Christine
Jan 26, 2016 Christine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beat-poets
Harold Norse has written, and published, sixteen books and won several awards for his poetry. He's led an interesting life, hobnobbed with the famous (and sometimes rich), and had sex with more men than more people will meet in a lifetime. makes for interesting reading.
Richard Jespers
Nov 13, 2014 Richard Jespers rated it it was ok
A poet’s memoir. Unlike Mark Doty, however, Norse's prose is NOT engaging. Some of the anecdotes are gossipy and entertaining, though.
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Harold Norse was an American writer, openly gay, who created a body of work using the American idiom of everyday language and images. One of the expatriate artists of the Beat generation, Norse was widely published and anthologized.
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