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AIDS

AIDS  

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The immunodeficiency (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Opportunistic infections are likely to occur, tuberculosis being an increasing ...
Brandstetter, Dave

Brandstetter, Dave  

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Fictional insurance investigator and private detective in Joseph Hansen's twelve-volume series, starting with Fadeout (1970) and ending with A Country of Old Men: The Last Dave Brandstetter Mystery ...
Council on Interracial Books for Children

Council on Interracial Books for Children  

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Formed in 1965, the CIBC promoted the publication of nonwhite authors through book reviews, awards, and educational materials for teachers. Initially the CIBC was staffed by mostly European-American ...
Couples

Couples  

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This entry is divided into two parts. The first surveys the roles of married and some unmarried but coupled pairs of sleuths who are protagonists in the works in which ...
David Rees

David Rees  

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(1936–1993), British novelist and critic. His children's novels include work for a range of age groups, and many of them have their origins in autobiographical details. Rees's Irish roots serve ...
Edmund White

Edmund White  

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(1940– ),American novelist and essayist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nocturnes for the King of Naples (1978) is a non‐realistic novel dealing with homosexual themes which were pursued more ...
Eroticism and Pornography

Eroticism and Pornography  

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Sex and the body enjoy a distinguished position in Italian literature. From the poesia giocosa of the 13th and 14th c. to the contemporary theatre of Dario Fo, their presence ...
Gay and Lesbian Writing

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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Literature
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There has been as yet no substantial investigation of the role of homosexuality in French literature before the 20th c.

Gay literature

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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2006
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1. Fiction and Non-Fiction.

A current of homoeroticism, or what American critic Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick has called ‘male homosocial desire’,

Gay Literature: Poetry and Prose

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

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2005
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Queer theory, a subject of much controversy among academics and literary critics in recent decades, raises crucial questions regarding the

Gay and Lesbian Literature for Children

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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Literature, Children's literature studies
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While explicitly gay and lesbian characters and themes did not appear in children's books until 1969, thinly veiled homosexual

Gay Literature

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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Gay writing was an important element of the Harlem Renaissance. Gay and bisexual men—such as Alain Locke, Countee Cullen

Gay Men

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The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

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2002
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Literature
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330 words

The image of gay men in black writing is complicated by homophobic values in society that make homosexuality unspeakable and

gender

gender  

The distinction between sex and gender is attributed to the anthropologist Margaret Mead (Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, 1935). Sex is the biological category, whereas gender is ...
George Baxt

George Baxt  

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(1923–2003), American author, creator of three popular detective series.In his first published novel, A Queer Kind of Death (1966), Baxt introduced Pharoah Love, an African American, irrepressibly ...
Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal  

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(1925– )US novelist, playwright, and essayist.Vidal was born in New York at West Point, the son of an instructor of aeronautics at the US Military Academy. He grew up in Washington, where his father ...
Guy Hocquenghem

Guy Hocquenghem  

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(1946–88).French novelist and essayist. At the forefront of gay activism in the 1970s, he helped found the Front Homosexuel d'Action Révolutionnaire in 1971 and published polemical essays, including ...
Jenny Pausacker

Jenny Pausacker  

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(1948–), author born in Adelaide, South Australia. She graduated with a PhD in children's literature from Flinders University, Melbourne, in 1981. A versatile writer for children, young adults, and ...
Joseph Hansen

Joseph Hansen  

(1923–2004),American crime writer, born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, educated there and in Minneapolis. Like Barbara Wilson, he belongs to that group of contemporary writers eager to exploit the form ...
Lesbian Characters and Perspectives

Lesbian Characters and Perspectives  

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With a history of being considered a marginal genre and with its emphasis on secrets, detective fiction is particularly suited as a forum for the concerns of lesbian writers. Women ...

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