Gay Novels of Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth, by Drewey Wayne Gunn

By Drewey Wayne Gunn

whereas American homosexual fiction has got substantial scholarly cognizance, little has been given to advancements in different English–speaking international locations. This survey catalogs 254 novels and novellas by means of a few 173 British, Irish and Commonwealth authors during which homosexual and bisexual male characters play an immense position. prepared chronologically from the looks of the 1st homosexual protagonist in 1881, to works from the onset of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, in-depth entries talk about every one book’s booklet background, plot and value for the build of homosexual identification, in addition to a quick biography of its writer. together with iconic works like Oscar Wilde’s The photo of Dorian Gray (1890) and E.M. Forster’s Maurice, in addition to lesser identified yet noteworthy novels akin to Rose Macaulay’s The Lee Shore (1912) and John Broderick’s The Waking of Willie Ryan (1969), this volume—the first of its kind—enlarges our knowing of the improvement of homosexual fiction and offers an important studying list.

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