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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 ...
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 ...
Leslea Newman

Leslea Newman  

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(1955–), American fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York. She earned a BS in education from the University of Vermont and a certificate in poetics from the Naropa Institute. The ...
Males and the Male Image

Males and the Male Image  

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Despite the fact that the first full-length detective novel was the work of a woman—with Seeley Regester and Anna Katharine Green contending for the honor—the crime and mystery genre entered ...
New York School

New York School  

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Name applied to the innovatory painters, particularly the Abstract Expressionists, who worked in New York during the 1940s and 1950s and whose critical and financial success helped the city to ...
pornography

pornography  

Explicit depiction, in pictures, writing, or other material, of sexual subjects or activity in a manner intended to arouse. It does not include material intended for other educational, artistic or ...
Richard Howard

Richard Howard  

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(1929–),Ohio-born poet, after an A.B. and M.A. from Columbia and study at the Sorbonne published his first collections, Quantities (1962) and The Damages (1967), followed by the Pulitzer ...
sexuality

sexuality  

Both Greeks and Romans divided sexual behaviour into active/passive as well as (some say, ‘but not’) homosexual/heterosexual. The normative role for adult males was penetrative (‘active’); penetrated ...

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