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336p., inscribed and signed by author, very good first edition in cloth-backed boards and unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería
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 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. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 2799553428
Descripción Dutton, 1980. Hardcover. First ition edition. Fair/Good (26405) - Hardcover, fair condition, w. somewhat slanted, ltly compressed sp., ltly bumped corners. Brd edges ltly rubbed, sme lt soil on sp, brds. Ltly tanned and soiled p. edges. Inside hinges split. Unmarked. Dj g., smwhat rubbed wraps, marks. 1.5 cm tear. Sme lt edgwr, chipping top and bottom. 336. Nº de ref. de la librería 26405
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Jacket shows some wear, Unmarked, Solid, Cover has mild wear, Great copy overall. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. de la librería 1M5B6T000X0B
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st printing of original 1st edition, VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD dust jacket (not price-clipped), no remainder marks. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-1487631340266
Descripción Dutton Adult February 1980, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 117986
Descripción Dutton/Plume, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good+. First Edition. "City by city description of the way gay men live today." Slight spine lean, smudges and a ding to top edge, some edgewear to bottom edge of boards, and head of spine bumped; jacket has an inch long tear to top edge back cover(creases around tear), and overall some light to moderate shopwear. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 005093
Descripción Dutton Adult, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: very good-. top corners bumped, minor edge wear, else a clean tight copy of the second printing. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000028296
Descripción Dutton Adult. Estado de conservación: Good. A sound copy with only light wear. Overall a solid copy at a great price! All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding. Check out our other listings to add to your order for discounted shipping. Nº de ref. de la librería BOS-A-02d-00720