Finest Lesbian and Gay Books

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  • Finest Lesbian and Gay Books
  • Finest Lesbian and Gay Books

    The Posting Triangular abided a selection of the 100 ideal lesbian and gay books in the late 1990s. Its purpose was to widen the admiration of lesbian and gay literary works and to promote conversation amongst all readers gay and also straight.

    The courts that compiled 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, and Barbara Smith.

    1. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann2. Giovanni's Area by James Baldwin3. Our Woman of the Flowers by Jean Genet4. Remembrance of Things Previous by Marcel Proust5. The Immoralist by Andre Gide6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf7. The Well of Solitude by Radclyffe Hall8. Kiss of the Crawler Woman by Manuel Puig9. The Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar10. Zami by Audr\u00e9 Lorde11. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde12. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes13. Billy Budd by Herman Melville14. A Child's Own Story 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 Member of the Wedding Celebration by Carson McCullers22. City of Night by John Rechy23. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal24. Perseverance 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 Severe 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 Young Boy by Mary Renault33. A Solitary Male by Christopher Isherwood34. The Pool Collection by Alan Hollinghurst35. Olivia by Dorothy Bussy36. The Price of Salt (Carol) by Patricia Highsmith37. Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw38. An Additional Country by James Baldwin39. Ch\u00e9ri by Colette40. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James41. The Color Purple by Alice Walker42. Ladies in Love by D. H. Lawrence43. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott44. The Friendly Young Ladies (The Middle Haze) by Mary Renault45. Young T\u00f6rless by Robert Musil46. Eustace Chisholm as well as the Functions by James Purdy47. The Tale of Harold by Terry Andrews48. The Gallery by John Horne Burns49. Sister Gin by June Arnold50. Prepared to Capture Him Needs To He Loss by Neil Bartlett51. Dad of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram52. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs53. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood54. The Young as well as Evil by Charles Henri Ford and 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 Enthusiasm by Jeanette Winterson63. Fan by Bertha Harris64. Moby Cock by Herman Melville65. La B\u00e2tarde by Violette Leduc66. Fatality Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather67. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee68. The Satyricon by Petronius69. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell70. Unique Friendships by Roger Peyrefitte71. The Changelings by Jo Sinclair72. Paradiso by Jos\u00e9 Lezama Lima73. Sheeper by Irving Rosenthal74. Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig75. The Kid Manuela (M\u00e4dchen in Uniform) by Christa Winsloe76. An Arrowhead'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 also Isabelle by Violette Leduc81. Gemini by Michel Tournier82. The Attractive Space Is Empty by Edmund White83. The Kid's Campaign by Rebecca Brown84. The Story of the Night by Colm Toibin85. The Holy Fears (Les Enfants Terribles) by Jean Cocteau86. Hell Has No Restrictions by Jos\u00e9 Donoso87. Riverfinger Female by Elana Nachman (Dykewomon) 88. The Guy That Fell in Love with 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. Amusing Boy by Shyam Selvadurai94. Wasteland by Jo Sinclair95. Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Vocal Singing by May Sarton96. Sea of Serenity by Paul Russell97. Autobiography of a Household Image by Jacqueline Woodson98. In Thrall by Jane DeLynn99. On Strike Against God by Joanna Russ100. Sita by Kate Millett

    As quickly as the Posting Triangular's list of 100 ideal lesbian and also gay books was released in the late 1990s, it stimulated a fantastic quantity of conflict as well as discussion over particular publications that were included and others that were omitted. In feedback, the Triangular's members as well as other site visitors to its internet site were welcomed to put together a similar list; that listing wound up with 88 titles on it. It was established to listing additional publications, without any overlap from the judges' 100 ideal, however as it turns out Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited appears on both lists.

    1. The Front Jogger by Patricia Nell Warren2. The Hours by Michael Cunningham3. The Charioteer by Mary Renault4. Like Individuals in Background by Felice Picano5. Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden6. A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham7. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin8. The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt9. Mystical Skin by Scott Heim10. The Object of My Love by Stephen McCauley11. Faggots by Lary Kramer12. A Different Peace by John Knowles13. Various Other Women by Lisa Alther14. Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand by Samuel Delany15. Six of One by Rita Mae Brown16. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues by Tom Robbins17. Martin and also John by Dale Peck18. Querelle by Jean Genet19. The God in Trip by Laura Argiri20. Emblem Post by Sanford Friedman21. Falconer by John Cheever22. Latin Moon in Manhattan by Jaime Manrique23. Freely Bob by Bob Smith24. The Lord Won't Mind by Gordon Merrick25. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp26. Rock 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 Houses by Andrew Harvey32. The American Woman In The Chinese Hat by Carole Maso33. Nightswimmer by Joseph Olshan34. Meeting with the Vampire by Anne Rice35. The Beauty of Guy by Andrew Holleran36. The Folded Leaf 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. Bending at the Bow by Marion Douglas41. Amnesty by Louise Blum42. Hood by Emma Donoghue43. Queer by William Burroughs44. Funeral Ceremonies by Jean Genet45. The Burglar's Journal by Jean Genet46. Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima47. The Grandmothers by Glenway Wescott48. Scissors, Paper, Rock by Fenton Johnson49. Just Above My Head by James Baldwin50. Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham51. Equal Affections by David Leavitt52. Tim and also 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 Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith62. Mrs. Stevens Listens To the Mermaids Vocal Singing by May Sarton63. Curious White Wine by Katherine V. Forrest64. In a Shallow Tomb by James Purdy65. The Unlit Light by Radclyffe Hall66. Admissions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King67. The Wild Boys by William S. Burroughs68. Paxton Court by Diane Salvatore69. Quatrefoil by James Barr70. The Twyborn Affair by Patrick White71. Hemlock and After by Angus Wilson72. Chamber Music by Doris Grumbach73. Ernesto by Umberto Saba74. Separate Spaces 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 Cost of Obeying Marge Piercy79. Toilet by Tom Woolley80. Red Azalea by Anchee Min81. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx82. Fantasize Child by Jim Grimsley83. Kissing the Witch by Emma Donohue84. Bio of Need by Mary Dorcey85. Mommy of the Lawn by Jovette Marchessault86. Six Phases of a Drifting Life by Shen Fu87. The Four Winds by Gerd Brantenberg88. China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh

    A checklist of the 100 ideal queer novels assembled in the 2020s would clearly look very various, whether put together by a panel of writers or a wider group of enthusiastic readers.