On Christopher Street: Life, Sex, and Death After Stonewall

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University of Chicago Press
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5.98 X 8.9 X 0.94 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author
Michael Denneny is a longtime book and magazine editor who played an outsized role in promoting openly gay writers from the mid-1970s onward. In 1976, he cofounded Christopher Street magazine, one of the first gay literary magazines. He is now a freelance editor and consultant living in New York City.
"Because of his pivotal role in creating modern gay literature, Denneny has perhaps done more than any other single individual to actually create contemporary gay literary culture. On Christopher Street shows that there was a first-rate intellect behind his more familiar role as publisher and editor. While this volume is an important window on the recent past, it also demonstrates the extent to which one man's lively and humane intellect influenced the creation of contemporary gay culture."-- "David Carter, author of Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution"
"On Christopher Street offers a remarkable glimpse into the first decades after the Stonewall Riots, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at a new culture in formation. A valuable and thoughtful account of a foundational moment in American cultural history."-- "David K. Johnson, author of The Lavender Scare"
"There simply is no other person in the LGBT community who has been as pivotal for LGBT publishing, from newspapers and magazines to books. This important book is a testament to the history of our community."-- "Mark Segal, founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News and author of And Then I Danced"