City of Night
From the Publisher: When John Rechy's explosive first novel, City of Night, was first published in 1963, it became a national bestseller and ushered in a new era of gay fiction. Bold and inventive in his account of the urban underworld of male prostitution, Rechy is equally unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling "Youngman" and his restless search for self-knowledge. As the narrator careens from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter, we get an unforgettable look at a neon-lit life on the edge. Said James Baldwin of the author, "Rechy is the most arresting young writer I've read in a very long time. His tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own; and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful reckless."
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Review: City of NightUser Review - Marti - Goodreads
I'm not sure where this book has been all my life. Of course, I had heard of it. However, it came up several times recently in the "Isherwood Diaries" and "Wonderland Avenue." Hence, I finally bought ... Read full review
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City of Night by John Rechy
John Rechy's first novel about America and loneliness and a world rarely seen
City of Night - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
City of Night is a novel written by John Rechy. Set in the 1960s, the book follows the travels of a young man (Rechy uses the term “youngman” when referring ...
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Out In The Mountains : Arts - Queer Classics: John Rechy
In the Introduction to a reissue of his 1963 work, City of Night, ... He went on to say, bitchily, that City of Night read like “the untrue Confessions of a ...
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John Rechy | City of Night | Sam Spiegel
So I gave City of Night my best. Not once, but three times. ... Nor was it one of those leather-and-navel shots from the City of Night era. ...
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glbtq >> literature >> Rechy, John
In his novels about hustling, preeminently City of Night and Numbers, John Rechy moves from the world of homosexual behavior into the world of gay identity.
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City of Night (work by Rechy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Similarly, John Rechy portrayed America's urban homosexual subculture in City of Night (1963). As literary and social mores were liberalized, ...
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English 270.401: The Latina/o Body: 4 March: John Rechy, City of Night
In preparation for our discussion and analysis of Rechy's City of Night, read Leavitt's piece and suggest some reasons for the elision of both Latino ...
latinobodypenn.blogspot.com/ 2008/ 03/ john-rechy-city-of-night.html
City of light :: EDGE Boston
His landmark debut novel, City of Night , caused a sensation in 1963 with its frank - and semi-autobiographical - account of working as a gay hustler in ...
JSTOR: Religious Alienation and "Homosexual Consciousness" in City ...
He, like the unnamed main character in City of Night, has had a personal vision of ... City of Night is built around a complex, definable structure. ...
John (Francisco) Rechy Biography - John Rechy comments:
Because my first novel, City of Night, was greeted by two personally assaultive reviews, one in "The New York Review of Books," the other in "The New ...
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