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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Art and Sex in Greenwich Village A Memoir of Gay Literary Life After Stonewall
  • Felice Picano
  • English
  • 02 September 2020
  • 9780786718139

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Read & Download É Art and Sex in Greenwich Village A Memoir of Gay Literary Life After Stonewall Magazines newspapers theater companies and art galleries Many aspects of the arts as they swirled around New York Los Angeles and San Francisco during the 1970s through 1991 were connected to Gay Presses of New Yor. Excellent first hand account of the emergence of the gay small press in New York City

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Read & Download É Art and Sex in Greenwich Village A Memoir of Gay Literary Life After Stonewall A decade after the Stonewall rebellions a small all gay press named Seahorse began along with Calamus Books and JH Press which all came together to form Gay Presses of New York Gay Presses of New York was not only. The best thing about this book is certainly the anecdotes WH Auden when confronted by Picano about why he never wrote about being gay responding Mother no longer remembers what gay sex is it was all so long ago Or the Village Voice books editor declining to assign a review of The Color Purple by saying we re not particularly interested in lesbian negritude Who was that editor in 1981 Please divulge Then there s the part about Robert Mapplethorpe obsessively looking at any guy s crotch in search of the specimens he could feature in his sendup of 1001 Nights but then somehow that segment of the book ends up being touching because of the way that even Mapplethorpe s legacy has been sanitized Maybe we see 1001 flowers or 1001 tasteful nudes but 1001 cocks is not a book available at the nearest museum Picano points out Not all of the anecdotes are this engaging but it s certainly worth

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Read & Download É Art and Sex in Greenwich Village A Memoir of Gay Literary Life After Stonewall The most successful gay press of its day but the founders had made their move at the right time and place Gay Presses of New York also played apart in the growth of what is now gay culture consisting of bookstores. At first I was afraid that this book was going to be little than a vehicle for Felice Picano to flex his ego He does flex his ego by the way Picano mentions on than one occasion how intelligent he is how great his memory is and even how perfectly proportioned his penis isWhen he isn t walking on water he does tell a very engaging story about the world of gay publishing in the 1970 s through the 1980 s At one point he mentions that his phone book reads like a Who s Who of gay America and this book follows suitAnyone who is interested in gay lit ought to check this book out It is enlightening to learn what a labor of love writing gay themed novels were None of the writers were setting the world on fire with their fat advances and out of this world royalties These men were writing what they wrote and taking the risks they took out of love