My Walk with Bob

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Ithuriel's Spear, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 49 pages
Fiction. Gay and Lesbian Studies. Memoir. This collection of conversations and ruminations during walks around the city was first published in 1979 by Black Star Series, San Francisco. It was immediately recognized as a core text by a group of young writers known collectively as the New Narrative school, associated with Robert Gluck's workshops and other events held at Small Press Traffic. The anecdotal stories reveal what it was like to be gay and interested in intelligent literature in 1970's San Francisco. Dennis Cooper calls it "a seminal and perfect work," and for Camille Roy it is "a founding document, and the brilliant record of an opening in writing."
 

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About the author (2006)

Ghosts preoccupy Bruce Boone, who lives alone now in San Francisco with only dog Sadie. He wants to write a love story about Jamie, his late beloved. But they come at him like bats. Boone is the author of CENTURY OF CLOUDS, MY WALK WITH BOB, The Truth About Ted , and LaFontaine (in collaboration with Robert Glück). He has translated works by Georges Bataille, Pascale Quignard, and Jean-Francois Lyotard.

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