Finest Lesbian and Gay Novels

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  • Finest Lesbian and Gay Novels
  • Finest Lesbian and Gay Novels

    The Posting Triangle abided a selection of the 100 finest lesbian as well as gay novels in the late 1990s. Its purpose was to expand the appreciation of lesbian and also gay literature and to promote discussion among all visitors gay and straight.

    The courts that assembled this checklist were the authors Dorothy Allison, David Bergman, Christopher Bram, Michael Bronski, Samuel Delany, Lillian Faderman, Anthony Heilbut, M.E. Kerr, Jenifer Levin, John Loughery, Jaime Manrique, Mariana Romo-Carmona, Sarah Schulman, as well as Barbara Smith.

    1. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann2. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin3. Our Woman of the Flowers by Jean Genet4. Remembrance of Points Previous by Marcel Proust5. The Immoralist by Andre Gide6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf7. The Well of Solitude by Radclyffe Hall8. Kiss of the Crawler Female by Manuel Puig9. The Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar10. Zami by Audr\u00e9 Lorde11. The Photo of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde12. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes13. Billy Budd by Herman Melville14. A Boy's Own Tale by Edmund White15. Dancer from the Dancing by Andrew Holleran16. Maurice by E. M. Forster17. The City and the Column by Gore Vidal18. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown19. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh20. Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima21. The Participant of the Wedding by Carson McCullers22. City of Night by John Rechy23. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal24. Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller25. The Memoir of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein26. Various other Voices, Other Areas by Truman Capote27. The Bostonians by Henry James28. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles29. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison30. The Heart Is a Lonesome Hunter by Carson McCullers31. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf32. The Persian Kid by Mary Renault33. A Solitary Male by Christopher Isherwood34. The Swimming Pool Collection by Alan Hollinghurst35. Olivia by Dorothy Bussy36. The Cost of Salt (Carol) by Patricia Highsmith37. Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw38. Another Country by James Baldwin39. Ch\u00e9ri by Colette40. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James41. The Color Purple by Alice Walker42. Females crazy by D. H. Lawrence43. Little Females by Louisa May Alcott44. The Friendly Youthful Ladies (The Middle Mist) by Mary Renault45. Young T\u00f6rless by Robert Musil46. Eustace Chisholm and also the Functions by James Purdy47. The Story of Harold by Terry Andrews48. The Gallery by John Horne Burns49. Sibling Gin by June Arnold50. Prepared to Capture Him Needs To He Autumn by Neil Bartlett51. Daddy of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram52. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs53. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood54. The Youthful and also Wickedness by Charles Henri Ford and also Parker Tyler55. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson56. A Visitation of Spirits by Randall Kenan57. Three Lives by Gertrude Stein58. Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank59. Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman60. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov61. The Counterfeiters by Andr\u00e9 Gide62. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson63. Enthusiast by Bertha Harris64. Moby Cock by Herman Melville65. La B\u00e2tarde by Violette Leduc66. Fatality Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather67. To Eliminate a Mockingbird by Harper Lee68. The Satyricon by Petronius69. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell70. Special Relationships by Roger Peyrefitte71. The Changelings by Jo Sinclair72. Paradiso by Jos\u00e9 Lezama Lima73. Sheeper by Irving Rosenthal74. Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig75. The Child Manuela (M\u00e4dchen in Uniform) by Christa Winsloe76. An Arrow's Flight by Mark Merlis77. The Gaudy Picture by William Talsman78. The Exquisite Corpse by Alfred Chester79. Was by Geoff Ryman80. Th\u00e9res\u00e8 and Isabelle by Violette Leduc81. Gemini by Michel Tournier82. The Stunning Space Is Empty by Edmund White83. The Kid's Crusade by Rebecca Brown84. The Tale of the Evening by Colm Toibin85. The Holy Fears (Les Enfants Terribles) by Jean Cocteau86. Heck Has No Limitations by Jos\u00e9 Donoso87. Riverfinger Women by Elana Nachman (Dykewomon) 88. The Man That Loved the Moon by Tom Spanbauer89. Closer by Dennis Cooper90. Lost Illusions by Honor\u00e9 de Balzac91. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley92. Ren\u00e9's Flesh by Virgilio Pi\u00f1era93. Funny Young Boy by Shyam Selvadurai94. Marsh by Jo Sinclair95. Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton96. Sea of Serenity by Paul Russell97. Autobiography of a Household Picture by Jacqueline Woodson98. In Thrall by Jane DeLynn99. On Strike Against God by Joanna Russ100. Sita by Kate Millett

    As quickly as the Posting Triangle's list of 100 finest lesbian as well as gay novels was released in the late 1990s, it created a terrific amount of debate and conversation over specific publications that were consisted of and also others that were left out. In reaction, the Triangular's participants and also other visitors to its internet site were welcomed to assemble a similar list; that list ended up with 88 titles on it. It was established to listing extra books, without any overlap from the courts' 100 best, but as it turns out Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited shows up on both lists.

    1. The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren2. The Hrs by Michael Cunningham3. The Charioteer by Mary Renault4. Like Individuals in History by Felice Picano5. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden6. A Residence at the End of the Globe by Michael Cunningham7. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin8. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt9. Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim10. The Item of My Love by Stephen McCauley11. Faggots by Lary Kramer12. A Separate Peace by John Knowles13. Various Other Females by Lisa Alther14. Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel Delany15. Six of One by Rita Mae Brown16. Even Cowgirls Obtain Cries by Tom Robbins17. Martin and John by Dale Peck18. Querelle by Jean Genet19. The God in Trip by Laura Argiri20. Symbol Pole by Sanford Friedman21. Falconer by John Cheever22. Latin Moon in Manhattan by Jaime Manrique23. Openly Bob by Bob Smith24. The Lord Will Not Mind by Gordon Merrick25. The Naked Civil Slave by Quentin Crisp26. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg27. Quatrefoil by James Barr28. The Better Angel by Richard Meeker29. Known Homosexual by Joseph Hanson30. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb31. Burning Homes by Andrew Harvey32. The American Female In The Chinese Hat by Carole Maso33. Nightswimmer by Joseph Olshan34. Meeting with the Vampire by Anne Rice35. The Elegance of Guy by Andrew Holleran36. The Folded Fallen Leave by William Maxwell37. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon38. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger39. The Sea of Light by Jenifer Levin40. Flexing at the Bow by Marion Douglas41. Amnesty by Louise Blum42. Hood by Emma Donoghue43. Queer by William Burroughs44. Funeral Ceremonies by Jean Genet45. The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet46. Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima47. The Grandmas by Glenway Wescott48. Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson49. Simply Above My Head by James Baldwin50. Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham51. Equal Affections by David Leavitt52. Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker53. Dance of the Warriors by Kevin Esser54. Streetboy Dreams by Kevin Esser55. Livre blanc by Jean Cocteau56. Admission of Felix Krull by Thomas Mann57. Pryor Rendering by Gary Reed58. Wintertime Birds by Jim Grimsley59. The Color Purple by Alice Walker60. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh61. The Cost of Salt by Patricia Highsmith62. Mrs. Stevens Listens To the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton63. Curious A Glass Of Wine by Katherine V. Forrest64. In a Shallow Tomb by James Purdy65. The Unlit Light by Radclyffe Hall66. Admissions of a Failed Southern Woman by Florence King67. Bush Boys by William S. Burroughs68. Paxton Court by Diane Salvatore69. Quatrefoil by James Barr70. The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White71. Hemlock and also After by Angus Wilson72. Chamber Songs by Doris Grumbach73. Ernesto by Umberto Saba74. Separate Rooms by Pier Vittorio Tondelli75. Bertram Cope's Year by H.B. Fuller76. Bom-Criulo by Adolfo Caminha77. Nights in the Below Ground by Marie Claire Blais78. The High Price of Obeying Marge Piercy79. Bathroom by Tom Woolley80. Red Azalea by Anchee Min81. The Shipping Information by Annie Proulx82. Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley83. Kissing the Witch by Emma Donohue84. Biography of Desire by Mary Dorcey85. Mommy of the Lawn by Jovette Marchessault86. 6 Phases of a Drifting Life by Shen Fu87. The 4 Winds by Gerd Brantenberg88. China Hill Zhang by Maureen McHugh

    A checklist of the 100 ideal queer novels compiled in the 2020s would clearly look extremely various, whether compiled by a panel of writers or a broader team of avid visitors.