Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dragged Mass Displacement

Books, Forthcoming (2017)

Song of the Loon  by Richard Amory
What Belongs to You  by Garth Greenwell
Guapa  by Saleem Haddad
Memoirs of Hadrian  by Marguerite Yourcenar

Gay Directors, Gay Films?  by Emanuel Levy
A Little Gay History  by R.B. Parkinson
Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men  by Jane Ward
A History of Gay Literature  by Gregory Woods

On the Move  by Oliver Sacks
The Best Little Boy in the World  by "John Reid" (i.e. Andrew Tobias)

Sons of the Prophet  by Stephen Karam
The Green Bay Tree  by Mordaunt Shairp

In the Empire of the Air  by Donald Britton
My Alexandria  by Mark Doty

Hidden: The Intimate Lives of Gay Men Past and Present  by Clinton Elliott
Gay Travels in the Muslim World  ed. by Michael Luongo

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Least Photographed Boy in the World

Everyone last night found Arthur Vanderbilt's book unsatisfactory in one way or another. We all complained about the lack of photographs, which can be expensive. But what's extraordinary (it occurs to me today) is that the only photograph in the book (on the cover) appears with neither comment nor commentary (such as when it was taken, by whom, under what circumstances etc). One should probably excuse the author but it's no credit to publisher Riverdale Avenue nor its "imprint" Magnus [sic] Books. One can rummage about in Google Images and find all manner of junk. This however

may be a Platt Lynes' photograph of the twenty year old Fouts. It certainly makes more credible his legendary allure.