Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction

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Richard Canning
Running Press, May 17, 2007 - Fiction - 334 pages
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From the Publisher: Original fiction by Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, James McCourt, Dale Peck, Bruce Benderson, and other leading gay authors-collected and introduced by Lambda Literary Award-winning editor Richard Canning. Certain to become a cornerstone of the gay literary tradition, Between Men brings together new and unpublished stories from eighteen of today's best gay writers. Edmund White delves into nineteenth-century Manhatten, re-imagining an encounter between author Stephen Crane and "The Painted Boy." Andrew Holleran brilliantly portrays how youth, beauty, and time encroach on four vacationing gay men. James McCourt releases an unforgettable new outtake from the legendary correspondence of Mawrdew Czgowchwz. And Dale Peck enters the "Garden of the Lost and Found." From Kevin Killian's "Greensleeves" to Wayne Koestenbaum's "Diary of a Quack," and from Robert Gluck's "Bi-Sexual Pussy Boy" to John Weir's "Neo-Realism at the Infiniplex," Between Men is an essential snapshot of gay fiction as it stands today. Like the lives it describes, it is rich, diverse, unexpectedly wise, often funny, and sometimes a little dangerous.

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About the author (2007)

Richard Canning is the author of Gay Fiction Speaks: Conversations with Gay Novelists and Hear Us Out: Conversations with Gay Novelists, which won the 2005 Editors Choice Award of the Lambda Literary Organization. He was born in England and divides his time between London and Sheffield, where he teaches British and American literature at University. He is preparing a third, and final volume of conversations with gay novelists. Over the past five years, he has been writing a critical biography of the 1920s English novelist Ronald Firbank, due 2007. He has written for many newspapers, magazines and journals, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Los Angeles Times, The James White Review, Attitude, and Out.

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