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Queer Literature

I can't believe I'm such a literature geek that I'm actually inventing a new queer literature meme, but, er, scanner_darkly hyperlinked in the comments section of this entry by donutgirl to the list of "The 100 Best Gay Novels," as published in the June 22, 1999 issue of The Advocate and selected by the Publishing Triangle, and I realized I've read sooooo very very many of them that I simply could not resist the urge to copy the list below and cross off all the ones I've read.

1. Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
2. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

3. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
4. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust <--own, but havne't read yet
5. The Immoralist by Andre Gide
6. Orlando by Virginia Woolf
7. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
8. Kiss of the Spider Woman by Manuel Puig

9. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
10. Zami by Audre Lorde
11. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
12. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes
13. Billy Budd by Herman Melville
14. A Boy's Own Story by Edmund White

15. Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran
16. Maurice by E.M. Forster
17. The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
18. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

19. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
20. Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima
21. The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers
22. City of Night by John Rechy
23. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal

24. Patience & Sarah by Isabel Miller
25. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
26. Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

27. The Bostonians by Henry James
28. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
29. Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
30. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
31. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

32. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
33. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
34. The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
35. Olivia by Dorothy Bussy
36. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
37. Aquamarine by Carol Anshaw
38. Another Country by James Baldwin
39. Cheri by Colette
40. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
41. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

42. Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence
43. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
44. The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault
45. Young Rorless by Robert Musil
46. Eustace Chisholm and the Works by James Purdy
47. The Story of Harold by Terry Andrews
48. The Gallery by John Horne
49. Sister Gin by June Arnold
50. Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Bartlett
51. Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram
52. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
53. The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood

54. The Young and Evil by Charles Henri Ford and Parker Tyler
55. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
56. A Visitation of Spirits by Randall Kenan
57. Three Lives by Gertrude Stein
58. Concerning the Eccentricities of Cardinal Pirelli by Ronald Firbank
59. Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman
60. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
61. The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
62. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
63. Lover by Bertha Harris
64. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

65. La Batarde by Violette Leduc
66. Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
67. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
68. The Satyricon by Petronius
69. The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
70. Special Friendships by Roger Peyrefitte
71. The Changelings by Jo Sinclair
72. Paradiso by Jose Lezama Lima
73. Sheeper by Irving Rosenthal
74. Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig
75. The Child Manuela (Madchen in Uniform) by Christa Winsloe
76. An Arrow's Flight by Mark Merlis
77. The Gaudy Image by William Talsman
78. The Exquisite Corpse by Alfred Chester
79. Was by Geoff Ryman
80. Therese and Isabelle by Violette Leduc
81. Gemini by Michel Tournier
82. The Beautiful Room is Empty by Edmund White
83. The Children's Crusade by Rebecca Brown
84. The Story of the Night by Colm Tiobin
85. The Holy Terrors (Les Enfants Terribles) by Jean Cocteau
86. Hell Has No Limits by Jose Donoso
87. Riverfinger Women by Elana Nachman (Dykewomon)
88. The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon by Tom Spanbauer
89. Closer by Dennis Cooper
90. Lost Illusions by Honore de Balzac
91. Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley
92. Rene's Flesh by Virgillio Pinera
93. Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
94. Wasteland by Jo Sinclair
95. Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing by May Sarton
96. Sea of Tranquillity by Paul Russell
97. Autobiography of a Family Photo by Jacqueline Woodson
98. In Thrall by Jane DeLynn
99. On Strike Against God by Joanna Russ
100. Sita by Kate Millett


(In the future this will become my gift wish list for all holidays. :p)
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