Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian Russia
David Tuller provides the first look into the emotional and sexual lives of Russian lesbians and gays and the pervasive influence of the state on gay life. Part travelogue, part social history, and part journalistic inquiry, the book challenges our assumptions about what it means to be gay. The book also explores key issues in Russia and Soviet life, including concepts of friendship, community, gender, love, fate, and the relationship between the public and private spheres.
"Tuller's observant reporting and personal experiences make for absorbing reading: the human comedy rendered in unexpected ways."—New Yorker
"Anyone who thinks San Francisco is the world capital of sexual polymorphism should read this book."—Adam Goodheart, Washington Post
"[This book is] is profoundly moving."—Jim Van Buskirk, San Francisco Chronicle
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Cracks in the iron closet: travels in gay and lesbian RussiaUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Few documents of the treatment of homosexuals under Communist regimes exist, and there is no journalistic survey of gays in Russia in the late 20th century. Tuller, a reporter for the San Francisco ... Read full review
Review: Cracks in the Iron Closet: Travels in Gay and Lesbian RussiaUser Review - Christian Baines - Goodreads
An exceptionally insightful and surprisingly multifaceted book, written not long after the end of the Cold War, which finds new and chilling relevance in the face of current developments in LGBT Russia. If there's ever been a time for Mr Tuller's work to be revisited, it's now. Read full review
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