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Author: Richard Canning
ISBN13: 978-0739485248
Title: Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction
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Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers; First Edition edition (2007)

Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction by Richard Canning



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Between Men: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers, Carroll & Graf, 2007. The stories were previously unpublished and I want to compliment Mr. Canning on the authors he as selected to include here. In a lengthy and very informative introduction, we learn how Canning chose the selections as well as background information about gay literary history and each of the individual authors and stories. The anthology traverses age and geography and it is obvious that Canning took great care in selecting the authors and stories he includes in this collection. And who should better make selections like this?

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Best New Gay Fiction. Praise for Gay Fiction Speaks Out: "A meaty compendium of worthwhile thoughts and ideas to mull over. The interviewer and the authors have collaborated to bring forth a wealth of colorful authorial confessions, personal and historical anecdotes, prescriptions for a host of the world's ills, and takes on the intersections of life and fiction. I closed this book feeling wiser and more informed about gay literature and the craft of writing in general. Martin Wilson, Lambda Book Report.

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Between Men. Best New Gay Fiction. View More by This Author. This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks . 1 or later and iOS . 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks . or later and OS X 1. or later. More by Richard Canning. Hear Us Out. Gay Fiction Speaks.

The author of the acclaimed Gay Fiction Speaks brings us new interviews with twelve prominent gay writers who have emerged in the last decade. Hear Us Out demonstrates how in recent decades the canon of gay fiction has developed, diversified, and expanded its audience into the mainstream. Readers will recognize names like Michael Cunningham, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Hours inspired the hit movie; and others like Christopher Bram, Bernard Cooper, Stephen McCauley, and Matthew Stadler

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Softcover edition - selection of fiction edited by Richard Canning
Reviews: 4
Akinozuru
After reading this book I never would have guessed that it was a collection of recent literature. The stories focus on themes that were popular ten to fifteen years ago, and their messages seem dated.

Also, get ready for a grand collection of depression. Every single story is filled with sadness, angst, loneliness, and will leave you with a very apparent frown.
Hurus
Andrew Holleran is ALWAYS good reading, but the others were disappointing. It was hard to finish. Many I glossed over. Let's hope for better ones to come.
Kanek
Excuse low ranking. Generation gap. Maybe seniors can't fairly review books by the young. Anhow here are my biases--insights?--outgrown today... I am old enough that in 1969 year of Stonewall, I could enter gay and other bars, but the book's editor was scarcely born. Perhaps my views of (1) literary aesthetics, (2) human interrelationships, are ancient, outmoded today?

First, aesthetics. At least 6 of the 17 selection are not short
stories but are excerpts taken from novels. Which may explain their
seeming flat, static, run-on. Today few object, but good aesthetic form demands a tight unity-within-variety creating a separate completed world. This excerpting, explains (to me anyhow) their formless, diluted quality. Replacing fiction's dynamic rise-fall action with turning on the faucet and letting it flow?

But beyond shoddy artistry, shabby behavior? The editor
states "Most of the protagonists in Between Men, I'm thrilled to
say, behave badly, argue unconvincingly, backtrack constantly,
misdescribe, misappropriate, and misbehave." I agree, though I am
not thrilled. Editor likes this bad-boy quality, I have no time for
(or interest in) it. I never sought such youthful (or lifelong?)
waywardnesses, I always aimed toward grabbing toward life's
opportunities by the double handful, responsively but responsibly.
For my own satisfaction. By contrast, one character says, "The
destiny of gays is pointlessness, just as the destiny of straights
is ugliness." Okaayyy if you say so...

So not much here for crotchety me? "Drifty males slam bam What Were You Thinking At The Time If Anything & where are you going if anywhere, insouciant care-less"... Heck, in one story, an AIDS clinic worker moves near and far from a fetching teen and Nothing Much Happens. Perhaps partly because he wishes this detachment order (call it not an attachment disorder): "There was no having with Jacob, only desire, but I guessed I wouldn't have it any other way." Heck, in a second chronicle, a boy sexes with his female teacher while a super-gay boy stands in the offing and Nothing Much Happens. Heck, in a third tale, a gay couple entertains the father of one of them and Nothing Much Happens. Oh, hints of re-finements do exist. Robert Gluck imbues things with a suave tone at times. Still...

Though ancient, I am younger in esprit. Happy in my work. Survivor of a pragmatically-perfect relationship ended only by demise of the partner who is "with me still." "When the big things are right and in place, how simple and fine it all is really," referring to attachment,
intimacy, bonding... (Another story's character said: "For some
reason, it took me decades to learn that nothing is better than sex
with someone you love." Not for us...)

And so I dissent. Generation-gap? Private cranky rigidity?
Well, I tried. Younger readers will probably enjoy these drifty characters' wanderings, free of my burdens of yesteryear?
Jark
I was thrilled by the book.I started reading and could't stop it. Richard Canning compilation is the best ever about gay literature.I'm glad i bought it.