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The Violet Hour: the Violet Quill and the Making of Gay Culture (Between Men--between Women)

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The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill — Christopher Cox, Robert Ferro, Michael Grumley, Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, and George Whitmore — collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. This social history shows how the works of these authors both reflected and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture.

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The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill — Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore — collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. David Bergman's social history shows how the works of these authors reflected, advanced, and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture. The death toll of the AIDS epidemic, including four of the Violet Quill's seven members, has made putting such recent events into a historical context all the more important and difficult. The work of the Violet Quill expresses the joy, suffering, grief, hope, activism, and caregiving of their generation. The Violet Hour meets the urgent need for a history of the men who bore witness not only to the birth but also to the decimation of a culture.

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ISBN:
9780231130516
Author:
Bergman, David
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Homosexuality and literature
Subject:
Gay men in literature
Subject:
Gay men's writings, American
Subject:
Violet Quill
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Between Men--Between Women
Series Volume:
Heft 72
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.02x6.36x.69 in. .97 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The members of the literary circle known as the Violet Quill — Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore — collectively represent the aspirations and the achievement of gay writing during and after the gay liberation movement. David Bergman's social history shows how the works of these authors reflected, advanced, and criticized the values, principles, and prejudices of the culture of gay liberation. In spinning many of the most important stories gay men told of themselves in the short period between the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic during the 1980s, the Violet Quill exerted an enormous influence on gay culture. The death toll of the AIDS epidemic, including four of the Violet Quill's seven members, has made putting such recent events into a historical context all the more important and difficult. The work of the Violet Quill expresses the joy, suffering, grief, hope, activism, and caregiving of their generation. The Violet Hour meets the urgent need for a history of the men who bore witness not only to the birth but also to the decimation of a culture.
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