Cures: a gay man's odyssey

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Plume, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 305 pages
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This is the tenth-anniversary edition of Cures, Martin Duberman's best-selling account of his attempts to "cure" himself of his homosexuality through therapy, medical treatments, and faith healers. Duberman tells of the double life he led as a young professor at Princeton, passing as straight by day and going into the gay clubs of Trenton and New York by night, which continued through the 1950's and into the 1970's, until he came out as a gay man around the time of Stonewall. For the new edition, Duberman has written a new preface chapter and an afterword, bringing his life (and, more broadly, the gay experience in America today) up to date, discussing such issues as gay rights, same-sex marriage, gay scholarship, and AIDS.

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User Review  - William Ramsey - Goodreads

At times very intelligent and intimate. At times rambly and self congratulatory. Read full review

Review: Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey

User Review  - Kuva - Goodreads

A really fascinating look at Martin Duberman's changing relationship to his own homosexuality. A very intriguing mix of autobiography and history. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York, founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the award-winning author of over 20 books and two plays, including the acclaimed biography Paul Robeson.