Midlife queer: autobiography of a decade, 1971-1981

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Scribner, May 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
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A seminal portrait of the crucial decade that launched the gay rights movement by one of its key figures, Midlife Queer gives reader an idiosyncratic and very personal account of 1970s America and takes a fresh look at such subjects as radical politics, fledgling gay studies programs, alteranative psychiatric therapies, and the sexual/social scene found in the time of the pre-AIDS generation.

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MIDLIFE QUEER: Autobiography of a Decade, 1971-1981

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Duberman (History/CUNY) follows up his widely admired Stonewall (1993) with a sequence of gripe-filled autobiographical essays about the decade after the Stonewall riots. In a preface, Duberman says ... Read full review

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Historian/activist/playwright Duberman picks up approximately where he left off in Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey (LJ 2/15/91), which chronicled his life from 1950 to 1970. Here, relying on excerpts from ... Read full review


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Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor of History at the City University of New York, founder of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, and the award-winning author of over 20 books and two plays, including the acclaimed biography Paul Robeson.