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Sinopsis: In this city-by-city description of the way homosexual men lived in the late seventies, Edmund White gives us a picture of Gay America that will surprise gay and straight readers alike. With great wit and humor, the co-author of The Joy of Gay Sex tells what goes on behind the glittering surface of fashionable nightspots and glamorous resorts. But he also shows us gay engineers, gay computer experts, and gay cowboys; this is a look at a vast world never before documented. By introducing us to a wide variety of gay people, White gives us remarkable new insights into what it means to be gay in America.
In States of Desire, you will meet a gay timber baron from Portland and a "big-wig" (literally as well as figuratively) in the Florida drag world. Here are: handsome lifeguards in Chicago—those "bronzed demigods . . . who lord it above us on their white wood towers"; a Hollywood host who has just spent "a typical L.A. day, driving 150 miles assembling the twelve ingredients for supper"; a San Franciscan who embraces his friends "with long, therapeutic hugs, silently searching their faces for the weather report of their subtlest, innermost feelings"; and Boston gay radicals, who defend some of the most controversial positions that concern society today. You will hear the stories of gay Cubans in Miami, a gay lobbyist in Washington, D.C., and even a self-appointed gay Mormon prophet in Salt Lake City—all narrated with a novelist's fine ear for nuance.
Into this vivid tapestry of people and places the author weaves the pros and cons of such issues as gay radicalism, the "urban gay renaissance" and the much discussed gay penchant for hedonism and sexual extremism. Above all, White shows the remarkable possibilities for gay life today—from the black gay ghettos of Atlanta to communes in New England; from "friendship networks" in New York City to New Orleans-style "uptown marriages" (in which men live with wife and children uptown and keep a boy in the Quarter); from Kansas City, where the self-oppression of 1950s gay life still reigns supreme, to Fire Island's unrivaled "spectacle of gay affluence and gay-male beauty." For this eye-opening book makes clear that gay life is every bit as rich and varied as the many gay lives the author so effectively describes.
Título: States of desire; travels in gay America
Editorial: E. P. Dutton
Año de publicación: 1980
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1980. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP11607575
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1980. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP9529915
Descripción Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2795836157
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Nº de ref. de la librería G0525222359I3N01
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Nº de ref. de la librería 1016350557
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Nº de ref. de la librería G0525222359I3N00
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0525222359I5N00
Descripción Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Nº de ref. de la librería G0525222359I5N01
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding. Nice dust jacket with mild wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 1708010048
Descripción Dutton Adult. Estado de conservación: Fair. Acceptable condition. Acceptable dust jacket. Slightly dampstained. Nº de ref. de la librería O08F-00422