States of Desire: Travels in Gay America

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Penguin Group USA, Sep 1, 1983 - Social Science
A collection of witty yet insightful essays on contemporary gay life examines gay liberation, promiscuity, and the economic power of homosexuals and explores middle-class hedonism, drugs, violence, friendship, and religion in America

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A travel book that captures the pre-condom, pre-plague days like no other. Shows us the many venues that truly were where it was at back then. Also profoundly moving as it brings back memories of an ... Read full review


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Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.

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