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  •  Ahem (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge
    This was published the same month that Larry Kramer published Faggots, a book I'm in no real hurry to reread. According to Edmund White, these were the first major gay novels after Stonewall.
    Patricia Nell Warren published The Front Runner (which would almost certainly make it onto my "five favorite books" list if I ever had to write such a list) in 1974. Last time I checked, that was post-Stonewall.

    She's quite an "interesting" character. She can say some of the most perfectly rational things that need to be said (e.g. that a lot of censorship laws intended to "protect" youth are really about controlling youth), and the next moment she can be spouting nonsensical HIV/AIDS denialist rhetoric. Oh well, I don't judge people by their worst flaws.

    If you integrate fantasy with reality, you do not instantiate reality. If you mix cow pie with apple pie, it does not make the cow pie taste better; it makes the apple pie worse. --Mark Crislip

    by ebohlman on Sat May 26, 2012 at 12:57:34 AM PDT

    •  Ahem, redux (0+ / 0-)

      I wrote

      The first major for us by us novel after Stonewall.
      Unless Ms. Warren were a gay man writing under a pseudonym, which you make very clear she wasn't, that disqualifies her from "by us."  

      I'll accept the fact that since I'm someone who objects to "gay marriage" because it's "marriage" I should not have written "gay novel."  There's also a matter of literary quality, and that accounts for my not mentioning Gordon Merrick either.

      Thanks for commenting!

      -7.75, -8.10; All it takes is security in your own civil rights to make you complacent.

      by Dave in Northridge on Sat May 26, 2012 at 06:13:56 AM PDT

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