States of Desire: Travels in Gay America

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 1980 - Social Science - 336 pages
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User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I read this while travelling around the US which was a great way of enjoying it. While much of it has changed beyond recognition in the last 30-35 years some things haven't. White's observations about people he met and their attitudes and behaviours are still very illuminating and entertaining. Read full review

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User Review  - Thomas Keane - Goodreads

Both a time capsule and a mirror, some of what this book describes has vanished and some of it feels surprisingly current. It offers a great snapshot of gay life around 1980. Read full review

Contents

San Francisco
30
Portland and Seattle
70
Santa Fe Salt Lake City and Denver
93
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About the author (1980)

Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.

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