New Reference Book: GLBT Literature: A Genre Guide

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide by Ellen Bosman and John P. Bradford, Greenwood Publishing, 2008.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 016.8 B65G

This single volume provides an overview of twentieth century GLBT literature, defined as “written by GLBT authors, or with GLBT protagonists or themes” (Bosman 3).  Three types of literature are included: Fiction (including but not limited to classics, science fiction, horror, mystery /  crime, graphic novels), Drama, and Biography/Autobiography. Entries include a summary of the book, influence, subject heading and read-a-likes. The back of the volume includes a bibliography as well as an Author/Title Index and a Subject Index.

Below are some selections given entry in this volume, along with corresponding Ohrstrom Library call numbers.

Come visit Ohrstrom to borrow any of these books and many others.

Aaron Copland : The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man 780.92 C79PO
Absolutely, positively not FICTION L32
And the band played on : politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic 616.9 SH6
Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes 812 K96
Bastard out of Carolina FICTION AL5
The beautiful room is empty FICTION W58
Black like us : a century of lesbian, gay, and bisexual African American fiction COLL. FICTION C17
A boy’s own story FICTION W58
Dangerous angels : the Weetzie Bat books FICTION B62
Daddy’s roommate JR. COLL. W66
Dress your family in corduroy and denim 814 SE2D
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café FICTION F59
Geography Club FICTION H25
Kiss of the spider woman FICTION P96
Middlesex FICTION EU4
Naked lunch FICTION B94
The perks of being a wallflower FICTION C39
The picture of Dorian Gray FICTION W64
Putting on the Ritz FICTION K25
Rent 782.8 L32
A separate peace; a novel FICTION K76

Helpful for: Social, Gender and Cultural studies, American History, GSA, Literature

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