Young Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life Before Stonewall

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Avon Books, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Helms vividly brings to life the time just before Stonewall and the Gay Liberations Movement in this poignant, insightful, often humorous remembrance of his journey from a midwestern adolescence to a self-absorbed life as a male model in New York and Europe in the 1960s, ending with his self-acceptance as a gay man in a homophobic society.

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YOUNG MAN FROM THE PROVINCES: A Gay Life Before Stonewall

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A fascinating memoir whose subtitle doesn't convey the extremes of trauma and glamour in Helms's life as abused child, globe-trotter, neurotic, and professional beauty. Raised by an alcoholic father ... Read full review

Young man from the provinces: a gay life before Stonewall

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Even if you don't recognize Helms as the epitome of New York's and Europe's golden "boymen" during the late 1950s and 1960s, you will appreciate his poignant, picaresque memoir, which vividly captures ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
44
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About the author (1997)

Alan Helms is professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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