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Queer People (Lost American Fiction) Hardcover – October 4, 1976


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Product Details

  • Series: Lost American Fiction
  • Hardcover: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (October 4, 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809307847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809307845
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,517,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 1997
Format: Hardcover
Some may hold up The Day of the Locust as the consummate Hollywood novel...or perhaps What Makes Sammy Run?, or the Nowhere City, or Play It As It Lays... Other than The Little Sister, the best book to portray Hollywood is also the first, Queer People. Written in the early Twenties, Queer People captures a Hollywood of sudden wealth and incredible wantoness, a new city without limits, seen through the eyes of a devilish reporter who seeks none
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Mack Hood on November 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am 82. This is a treasure. I suspect that practically no one alive today remembers these early days of Hollywood. This book is not only hilarious but simply could not be written today. The current code of political correctness would forbid it. Today the word "queer" has been co-opted along with "gay." The average young reader (under 60) wouldn't have a clue to the treasures between these covers and might be driven off by the title. There may be "queer" people in this story but they are not in evidence by todays standard of meaning of the word. The people in this book may be "queer" and "gay" but not homosexuals (I don't believe). The gay community of today might object to being neglected in this tale. The Jews might object to the Hollywood stereotypes portrayed. As I said it simply could not be written today.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MiscellaneousMedia on June 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
drop me an email at nick.dannunzio.jones@gmail.com, if so. Btw, this is a great -- and also the first -- Hollywood Novel, a comedy set in the pre-code, just after sound-on-film was invented era. Sadly, none of the follow-ups were as successful.
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