Fire Island : a century in the life of an American paradise

Title Fire Island : a century in the life of an American paradise
Names Parlett, Jack.
Book Number DB109573
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "Fire Island, a thin strip of beach off the Long Island coast, has long been a vital space in the queer history of America. Both utopian and exclusionary, healing and destructive, the island is a locus of contradictions, all of which coalesce against a stunning ocean backdrop. Now, poet and scholar Jack Parlett tells the story of this iconic destination-its history, its meaning and its cultural significance-told through the lens of the artists and creators who sought refuge on its shores. Together, figures as divergent as Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Carson McCullers, Frank O'Hara, Patricia Highsmith and Jeremy O. Harris tell the story of a queer space in constant evolution. Transporting, impeccably researched and gorgeously written, |Fire Island| is the definitive book on an iconic American destination and an essential contribution to queer history." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Jameson, Joe.
Local Subject History - United States - 973
Commercial Audio - COMAU
History & Geography - 900
General Nonfiction - GNF
LGBTQ+ Interest - LGBT
US - Northeastern United States - 974
Audience Notes Male narrator - MN
Unrated - Commercial Audio - UR
LC Subject Biographies
Gay culture - New York (State) - Fire Island (Island) - History
Sexual minority culture - New York (State) - Fire Island (Island) - History
Fire Island (N.Y. : Island) - Biography
Fire Island (N.Y. : Island) - History - 20th century
Fire Island (N.Y. : Island) - Social life and customs - 20th century
Language English
Released 2023
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