Novels, plays, poetry and biographies about or by gay men. More novels will be found under the subject heading Gay men - fiction. More poetry will be found under the subject heading Gay men poetry.
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As long as there has been art, artists have inverted themselves in any number of gender permutations in order to both enlighten and educate. This may have occurred due to an era's artistic conventions, or, in other cases, the need to assume different gender roles in order to comment on the broader human condition. Authors, correspondingly, have done the same, using pseudonyms either to conceal identity or to write in genres not specifically associated with their own gender. For example, men have long used gender-neutral or female pseudonyms when writing romance, whereas women have used gender-neutral or male pseudonyms to write in "male" genres, such as detective or action.
Are you looking for a royal-commoner romance? A fake marriage? Over the years, these tales of queer happily ever afters have brought me much joy and comfort.
DURING this century, a few lonely voices -not all of them gay males - have created landmark fiction about the homosexual experience. One thinks of Thomas Mann, E. But in the last few decades, these singular voices have blended into a larger chorus.
Duncan is a successful, rich CEO that likes everything like he likes it, both in the boardroom and the bedroom. He is determined to hide his sexuality and continue to enjoy his one-night trysts, until he meets Tyler, someone he knew from long ago. All seems perfect until something happens that challenges their relationship and their beliefs about love, with neither of them knowing what will happen next.
Make Your Own List. The author, critic and creative writing professor tells us about the battle to establish gay fiction. He recommends five novels where beautiful writing and gay themes come together.
Paul Burston is a journalist and writer. His first novel, Shameless, was described by Will Self as "the sharp truth about gay London" and is now available in paperback. Buy Shameless at Amazon. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Wilde is often credited with having invented modern homosexuality and, in Dorian Gray, he created an archetype - the beautiful young man who sells his soul in exchange for perpetual youth.