Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey

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Dutton, 1991 - Social Science - 305 pages
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Martin Duberman successfully recreates his painful and solitary but ultimately triumphant struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality. In Cures; A Gay Man's Odyssey, he tells of the anguish of his divided life: a distinguished college professor, a prize-winning historian; and a playwright; by night a lonely and tormented man cruising gay bars for the companionship he truly desired.

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User Review  - Colin - Goodreads

A really interesting read. Valuable for the historical and political narratives about the burgeoning LGBT movement, and for the firsthand account of the damage done by the psychiatric community in ... Read full review

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At times very intelligent and intimate. At times rambly and self congratulatory. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History at Lehman and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, is the founding director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. He is the author of seventeen books, including "Black Mountain, Paul Robeson, In White America, Cures, Stonewall, Midlife Queer" and Queer Representations. As both historian and playwright, he has received numerous awards, including the Bancroft Prize, two Lambda awards, the George Freedly Memorial Award, and a Special Citation from the National Academy of Arts and letters for his ?contributions to literature.?

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