The Violet Hour: The Violet Quill and the Making of Gay by David Bergman

By David Bergman

The individuals of the literary circle referred to as the Violet Quill -- Andrew Holleran, Felice Picano, Edmund White, Christopher Cox, Michael Grumley, Robert Ferro, and George Whitmore -- jointly signify the aspirations and the fulfillment of homosexual writing in the course of and after the homosexual liberation circulation. David Bergman's social historical past exhibits how the works of those authors mirrored, complex, and criticized the values, ideas, and prejudices of the tradition of homosexual liberation. In spinning some of the most crucial tales homosexual males instructed of themselves within the brief interval among the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the devastation of the AIDS epidemic throughout the Eighties, the Violet Quill exerted a big impression on homosexual tradition. The demise toll of the AIDS epidemic, together with 4 of the Violet Quill's seven participants, has made placing such fresh occasions right into a historic context the entire extra very important and hard. The paintings of the Violet Quill expresses the enjoyment, anguish, grief, wish, activism, and caregiving in their iteration. The Violet Hour meets the pressing want for a background of the lads who bore witness not just to the beginning but additionally to the decimation of a culture.

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