Download e-book for iPad: Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and by Jim Elledge,David Groff

By Jim Elledge,David Groff

Who’s Yer Daddy? deals readers of homosexual male literature a prepared and fascinating trip. during this anthology, thirty-nine homosexual authors talk about people who have encouraged them—their inspirational “daddies.” The essayists comprise fiction writers, poets, and function artists, either commemorated masters of up to date literature and people simply commencing to blaze their very own trails. They locate their inventive ancestry between not just literary icons—Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, André Gide, Frank O’Hara, James Baldwin, Edmund White—but additionally a roster of figures whose inventive territories are startlingly extensive and very important, from Botticelli to Bette Midler to Captain Kirk.

    Some writers chronicle a complete tribal council of mentors; others describe a transformative come across with a specific person, together with academics and acquaintances whose assistance or instance cracked open their inventive selves. maybe so much relocating are the handful of writers who spoke back the query actually, writing in detail in their personal fathers and their literary inheritance. This wealthy quantity provides interesting insights into the modern homosexual literary aesthetic.

Winner, LGBT Nonfiction Anthology, Lambda Literary Awards

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