A Queer Reader edited by Patrick Higgins

A Queer Reader edited by Patrick Higgins


A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality—a gay version of Bartlett’s Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo's sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before.


Spans 20 chapters covering themes such as definitions, denial and exposure, camp, fantasy, school, causes, personality and partners, and prefaced them with a short introduction placing each theme in a wider context. The extracts that follow are often arranged to suggest a dialogue or debate, giving the reader the opportunity to enjoy gentle irony and humour arising from widely divergent opinions on this controversial subject. As well as representing all the great names in homosexual literature, Patrick Higgins has included many extracts from newspapers, magazines and scripts, giving the anthology unusual breadth.


Second-hand copy in very good condtion. 

  • Details

    Imprint: Fourth Estate

    Publication Date: 25 October 1993

    ISBN: 1857020340

    Pages: 373

    Format: Paperback

    Type: Second hand

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