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A PLACE AT THE TABLE: The Gay Individual in American Society

BAWER, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 0671795333 / ISBN 13: 9780671795337
Published by Poseidon Press ( 1993), New York, 1993
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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Small 4to. Publisher's yellow boards with half cloth spine; in original printed dust jacket. A very good copy in like jacket. SIGNED by Bawer at title page. Trivial shelfwear and mild toning. Bright, clean, and tight. 269pp. A book about gays and gay rights in the American cultural climate of the early 1990s. Bookseller Inventory # 17865

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Title: A PLACE AT THE TABLE: The Gay Individual in ...

Publisher: Poseidon Press ( 1993), New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Resisting the limiting stereotypes of homophobes and the extremism of a highly vocal gay subculture is the task confronting mainstream homosexuals, according to a cultural examination of the complex predicament of the modern gay individual. Tour.

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A native New Yorker who has lived in Norway since 1999, Bruce Bawer has written several influential books on a range of issues. A Place at the Table: The Gay Individual in American Society (1993) was named by columnist Dale Carpenter as the most important non-fiction book about homosexuality published in the 1990s; Publishers Weekly called Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity (1997) a must-read book for anyone concerned with the relationship of Christianity to contemporary American culture; While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within (2006) was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist; and Surrender: Appeasing Islam, Sacrificing Freedom (2009) was hailed by Booklist as immensely important and urgent." He has also published several collections of literary and film criticism, including Diminishing Fictions and The Aspect of Eternity, and a collection of poetry, Coast to Coast, which was selected by the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook as the best first book of poems published in 1993. He is a frequent contributor to such publications as The Hudson Review, City Journal, The American Scholar, Wilson Quarterly, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has reviewed books regularly for the New York Times Book Review, Washington Post Book World, and Wall Street Journal.

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