Gay writers, the unusual people. But after the Second World War, many just get out for the first time in the world with their works openly. Novelists, screenwriters and other masters of words, such as Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Gore Vidal wrote literary portraits of American gay life, which challenged the established norms and demanded the recognition of individuals who had previously been subjected to public harassment. Have a look….
1. Gore Vidal
His novel “The City and the column” has become a passionate masterpiece, but critics have carried the product to the nines for its se*ual frankness. Vidal spent novel Jimmy Trimble – her lover and classmate who was killed at the Battle of Iwo Jima, but which the writer could not forget. Once a young Gore Vidal was paying for s*x, but then again he did not “sell” as a writer. He wrote much and fruitfully, not only prose, but also plays and scripts. He even participated in writing the script of the famous film 60’s “Ben Hur”. (Corbis)
2. Truman Capote
Capote was known as his literary masterpieces, and his drinking, and a talent for storytelling. During his life he loved many women. “Other Voices, Other Rooms” – clearly autobiographical novel, which takes place at home Capote – Southern United States . This novel, published in 1948, blew up the world of literature. From time to pay the bills, Capote had to go into journalism. And the more he is never so frank with readers about their se*ual orientation. (By Jerry Cooke / Corbis)
3. Tennessee Williams
Another iconic American writer – Tennessee Williams, whose meteoric career was accompanied by alcoholism and paranoia, as a result he lost his life rails. Although he won the Pulitzer Prize for his work “A Streetcar” Desire “” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” is a novel, “Something vaguely, something clear,” told the story of his first love, which came to him in 29 years and lasted his whole life. (By Bettmann-Corbis)
4. Allen Ginsberg
“Howl” – a bold poem Ginsberg, whom he first read in San Francisco in 1955, in the same city, where two years later, this literary work will be considered in court for obscenity. Ginsberg was born into a Jewish family who lived in Newark, New Jersey.Growing up, he became a poet and schoolteacher. His mother suffered from mental disorders, but she could not make the correct diagnosis. After college, Ginsberg talked to other authors’ free orientation “, for example, with Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, and met his other half, Peter Orlovsky. The poem “Howl” was his true masterpiece, and 50 years later, many say that the level of her homose*uality was underestimate. (By Bettmann-Corbis)
5. James Baldwin
This black gay writer broke all the rules of Harlem. In his first novel «Go Tell it on the Mountain», he wrote nine years, Baldwin describes one day in the life of a religious family where se* was considered a terrible sin. The second novel “A Room of Giovanni,” Baldwin wrote in collaboration with his friend Lucien Happersbergerom. Mental performance of this novel is compared with the film “Brokeback Mountain”. The writer to the last day concealed homose*ual subtext of the novel from the publishers.
6. Edward Albee
Albee said he knew about his homose*uality in adolescence, and his first lover, the composer William Flanagan also became his mentor. In the gay bars in New York they are called Sisters Grimm, and above all they were famous fights. When Albee became known because his homose*uality, his novel “Exorcism: or who are afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Became even more popular.(By David Montgomery)
7. Amisted Mopin
Another writer who was a journalist first, and then later became a novelist. Mopin raised in North Carolina and moved to San Francisco to work with «Associated Press». His series of short stories “Urban Stories” has been dramatized in a series. he was one of the most famous writers, was not afraid to touch delicate topic of AIDS in his novel. (By Ed Kashi / Corbis)
8. Edmund White
White is often compared to Baldwin – both of them fertile, well educated and loved push forward. “The joy of gay s*x” broke into the literary world as an arrow. Keith McDermott was not mutual, though they lived together, and McDermott inspired the writer to create some jobs. In the mid-1970s in New York, he and his contemporaries created a cultural salon – and the company of gay writers, of which he had always dreamed of.
9. Tony Kushner
Born into a family of Jewish classical musicians, Kushner grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He loved poetry, and studied medieval literature, and in his writings, he described the various characters and themes – Hitler, AIDS, and the Berlin Wall.”Angels in America” - a play in two parts, which premiered in 1991 and won the Pulitzer Prize for wild ideas, suggestion and religious theme of debt for each other. (by Craig Lassig / AP)