The Penguin book of international gay writing

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Mark Lindsey Mitchell
Penguin Books, Apr 11, 1996 - Fiction - 585 pages
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"A riotous party, " says David Leavitt of this anthology, in which seventeenth-century samurai mingle with twentieth-century Russian emigres and Chinese peasants. As in The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories, writers both gay and straight explore the complicated questions surrounding love and sex between men, homosexual identity, relationships between gay men, their friends, and their families. From Plato to Boccaccio, Marguerite Yourcenar to Reinaldo Arenas, Yukio Mishima to Manuel Puig, these writings reveal an unexpected cultural and historical flexibility of attitudes toward homosexuality.

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The Penguin book of international gay writing

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While not wholly satisfying, this latest in a stream of recent gay fiction anthologies offers some valuable, hard-to-find works and ultimately provides informative reading. As with all anthologies ... Read full review

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User Review  - ari.joki - LibraryThing

Apparently I don't identify strongly enough with the gay movement; much of the collection left me lukewarm. Read full review


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