The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories
|Rating||:||4.26 (933 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||688 Pages|
These thirty-nine stories chronicle the gay experience over the course of the last century, beginning with the unarticulated longing of two boys swimming in D.H. Homes's "The Whiz Kids." In between there is every imaginable kind of gay story written by every imaginable kind of writer--gay and straight, men and women--all illuminating the common ground of the gay male experience and its astonishing diversity.. Lawrence's "A Poem of Friendship" and ending with the explicit sexual interaction of two boys in a bathtub in A.M
From Publishers Weekly In this provocative, wonderfully varied anthology, a formidable array of talents--gay and straight, men and women--investigate the experience of love between men, the individualistic complexity of gay male identity and gay men's relationships with lovers, friends and family. Several pieces may startle or provoke, such as Stephen Greco's raw, defiant dream-memory of the gay scene before AIDS; A. Highlights include Graham Greene's story about a newly wed but secretly gay man on a
39 Inteligent pieces of litrature - source of pride! A Customer The anthology is an excellent book. The stories were not written exclusively by gay authors, and surprises are waiting for the readers (e.g. Noel Coward's beautiful story). The 39 stories are offered by well-known authors (e.g. Forster, Isherwood), known young authors (Leavitt, Kramer) and by those less known. In so introducing new and promising authors to the readers, Leavitt and Mitchell prove yet again that the distinguished house of Penguin made the right choice in selecting them as editors. RUN TO BUY. A Quality Collection Well Worth Purchasing Steven Kerry This is a big fat wonderful collection of stories by gays or having to do with gays in some way, and I enjoyed it. I won't comment on any particular story; each is different. I love the fact that not all of the writers are gay themselves and not all of them are well-known; in fact, I've never heard of most of these writers, and often their stories struck me as more powerful than those of the well known. Some left me rather awestruck, others had me in stitches, and a few are frankly tragic, but that's what . "A nice anthology" according to Rock Montgomery. This anthology offers a cornucopia of gay writers--some notorious and others undiscovered. We are offered different perspectives on the gay experience, and the stories transgress not only time periods, but age groups as well. The writers are gifted in their writing techniques, creating characters that are identifiable yet anomalous. I would recommend this anthology for those who are new to gay literature.