Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction
Plume, 1998 - Fiction - 379 pages
This extraordinary collection of gay fiction builds on the six previous volumes in the series, which is firmly established throughout the literary world as the cornerstone of America's gay literary tradition. The stories in this seventh edition are diverse, culled from the talents of established authors such as Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, and Allen Ellenzwaig, as well as from the work of new young writers.
There are new themes in this seventh edition: more stories deal with the working class milieu and address class issues and insecurities; relationships between gay men and lesbian women are portrayed, as is the impact of the media on gay life; and more of these stories are unabashedly sexually explicit than in previous collections. Bergman's collection once again reflects the continuing vitality of gay literature and attests to its ability to confront the challenges of our times.
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MEN ON MEN 6: Best New Gay FictionUser Review - Kirkus
As Bergman (The Violet Quill Reader, 1994) admits in his introduction, Men on Men has become an institution, a bellwether of gay taste. Venerability doesn't have to mean boring, however, as the 22 ... Read full review
MEN ON MEN 7: Best New Gay FictionUser Review - Kirkus
The latest addition to this now venerable series (the first volume was issued in 1986) offers once again a useful summary of current concerns and approaches in fiction dealing with gay experience. As ... Read full review