A Queer Reader

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New Press, 1995 - Social Science - 373 pages
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A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality--a gay version of Bartlett's Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo&squo;s sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before.

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User Review  - MichaelC.Oliveira - LibraryThing

This is unfair as I only read chapter 10 and skimmed chapters 11, 12, 13. This is not what I consider a "reader," more of book of quotations, along with some longer passages. The quotes are arranged chronologically, and the book lacks a subject index. Read full review

A Queer Reader

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Boasting "contributors" that include Liberace, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Diderot, and Barbara Pym, this "compendium of quotes by and about gay men throughout the ages" attempts to tell the story of male ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

Patrick Higgins lectures in history at New Hall, Cambridge.

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