Gay New York by George Chauncey audiobook

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940

By George Chauncey
Read by Graham Halstead

Basic Books 9781541699212

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549180163

  • ISBN: 9781549180149

Runtime: 18.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

The award-winning, field-defining history of gay life in New York City in the early to mid-20th century
Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents, George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed. Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (Nation), and "a first-rate book of history" (New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York City, and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most important gay history texts ever written, giving a revealing and entertaining account of an utterly forgotten facet of gay history. An insightful, eloquent, and ground-breaking work.” Chicago Outlines
“Compellingly readable…electrifying…essential reading.” Lambda Book Report
“One of the most fascinating works of American social history I’ve ever read.” Frank Rich, New York Times

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Author Bio: George Chauncey

Author Bio: George Chauncey

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 18.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English