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From A Whisper to A Riot: The Gay Writers Who Crafted an American Literary Tradition
For decades, the two dominant areas of study for gay literature in America have centered on the Stonewall Riots and the AIDS crisis. These examinations are critical and understandably exhaustive; however, the abundance of attention paid to studies within them further explains why less attention has been given to literature published before these momentous events. The truth ...more
ebook, First, 329 pages
Published February 18th 2019 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Mar 18, 2019 Joseph Dante rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Fascinating and accessible scholarship on several overlooked gay writers from the earlier half of the 20th century. The parts of the book I found especially interesting were those that dissected how early gay writers used forms of code in an attempt to avoid censorship and laws that tried to suppress open discourse of homosexuality. Nice to see such an astute exploration of a woefully unexplored topic.