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- DescriptionCharles Jackson (1903-1968) is best kwn for his vel, The Lost Weekend. Published less than a decade after the founding of AA, the vel's intense psychological portrait of an alcoholic captivated both the public and critics. But Jackson's success was short-lived. His second vel probed a subject far more daring than chemical dependency. In 1946 he published The Fall of Valor, a vel about a married professor's homosexual attachment to a young Marine captain. The critics who applauded his frank approach to alcoholism were disturbed that he would write about a subject many deemed unsuitable for fiction. This book examines the life and fiction of Charles Jackson, a pioneer gay writer who addressed taboo issues with insight and sensitivity. The closets of addiction, repressed sexuality, and violence he explored were t merely untidy but deadly. His stories about outing, gay-bashing, molestation, thrill killers, and media sensationalism are more relevant today than when they appeared fifty years ago.
- Author BiographyMark Connelly is the author of The Diminished Self: Orwell and the Loss of Freedom, Orwell and Gissing, and several college textbooks. His fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, Milwaukee Magazine, Contemporary Atlanta, and numerous university journals. He is currently an English instructor at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he designs and teaches telecourses for College of the Air.
- Author(s)Mark Connelly
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication01/01/2001
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight385 g
- Width142 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine18 mm
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