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John Rechy

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John Rechy


Born
in El Paso, Texas, The United States
March 10, 1934

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John Rechy is an American author, the child of a Scottish father and a Mexican-American mother. In his novels he has written extensively about homosexual culture in Los Angeles and wider America, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. Drawing on his own background, he has also contributed to Chicano literature, especially with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which is taught in several Chicano literature courses in the United States. His work has often faced censorship due to its sexual content, particularly (but not solely) in the 1960s and 1970s, but books such as City of Night have been best sellers, and he has many literary admirers.

Average rating: 3.87 · 6,332 ratings · 614 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
City of Night

3.92 avg rating — 4,097 ratings — published 1963 — 36 editions
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3.72 avg rating — 399 ratings — published 1967 — 14 editions
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The Miraculous Day of Amali...

3.73 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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The Sexual Outlaw: A Docume...

3.85 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
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After the Blue Hour

3.30 avg rating — 260 ratings — published 2017 — 9 editions
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The Coming of the Night

3.64 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Rushes

3.78 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Bodies and Souls: A Novel

3.71 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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About My Life and the Kept ...

4.04 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Fourth Angel

3.42 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1972 — 9 editions
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“Gay men should not adopt the sophomoric model of heterosexual dating; gay men should always have sex first.”
John Rechy

“Just the absence of loneliness. Thats love enough.”
John Rechy

“I read many books, I saw many, many movies. I watched other lives, only through a window.”
John Rechy, City of Night

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