The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories

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David Leavitt, Mark Mitchell
Penguin, 1994 - American fiction - 655 pages
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This collection of thirty-nine stories celebrates the diversity and unity of gay love and experience in the twentieth century.

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One would be hard put to assemble a collection of fiction to more dreary effect than this anthology of the gay male experience. That is surprising, however, because the editors allow themselves wide ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, & "While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt is also the author of "Equal Affections," "A Place I've Never Been," "Arkansas," & "The Page Turner." With Mark Mitchell, he coedited "The Penguin Book of Short Stories" & "The Pages Passed from Hand to Hand" & cowrote "Italian Pleasures." He is recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida.

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