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Christopher Bram

, Star Tribune

Some of Bram's favorite books

  • Article by: CLAUDE PECK
  • February 27, 2012 - 6:30 PM

In an interview, Bram named his single favorite book by some of the writers covered in his new literary history, "Eminent Outlaws."

  • Edward Albee: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"Hands down.
  • James Baldwin: "Another Country." In a way this is a post-gay novel. It has gay and straight characters and a sex scene between a gay man and a straight man. It's the mid-'60s and he's already writing a post-gay novel.
  • Christopher Isherwood: "Down There on A Visit." I love "A Single Man," but "Down There on a Visit" is even better. I love its scope.
  • Edmund White: "A Farewell Symphony." It has a wimpy last quarter, but it has great stuff before then.
  • Tennessee Williams: "A Streetcar Named Desire." The great American play, with a major gay episode in it.
  • Armistead Maupin: "The Night Listener"
  • Andrew Holleran: "Dancer from the Dance." It really holds up. It's now become a great historical novel of New York in the '70s.

 

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