Download The Young and Evil Book by Charles Henri Ford

Download The Young and Evil Book by Charles Henri Ford

The Young and Evil

A milestone in the history of gay literature and of homosexuality itself, and praised unflinchingly by Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, this stunning and experimental work, first published in 1933 by the Obelisk Press, Paris, is a non judgemental depiction of gay life and men, told using characters modeled on the authors lives themselves With the added interracial connota A milestone in the history of gay literature and of homosexuality itself, and praised unflinchingly by Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, this stunning and experimental work, first published in 1933 by the Obelisk Press, Paris, is a non judgemental depiction of gay life and men, told using characters modeled on the authors lives themselves With the added interracial connotations, also unmentionable at the time, it remained largely unread for decades due to censorship suppression in England and the U.S It survives as the first modern unapologetic thoroughly gay novel.Just like can be found today, a queer group of friends in New York City spends much of its time becoming uproariously drunk at parties, swapping beds and apartments, avoiding the hostile attentions of both the police and the sailors they cruise in the park, eating on the cheap at all night coffeepots, generally looking fabulous in make up and gowns, and occasionally creating art.In August 1933 a limited edition of 2500 copies of The Young and Evil appeared Five hundred of these were destroyed by British customs, and American customs officials returned to France all shipments of the book that arrived in the United States The book received only a single review in its authors native country in The New Republic, which praised it , and was generally not read by American audiences until its republication in the United States in editions issued in 1960, 1974, and 1988.Note that the correct title of this book is The Young and Evil, not The Young and the Evil as is seen in a modern reprint The same cheap edition stupidly hyphenated Ford s last name, something the author never did

Title : The Young and Evil
Author :  Charles Henri Ford
Language : English
Isbn : 1563334313
Format : Paperback
Pages : 215 pages

Rating: 4.3

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