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City of Night When John Rechy S Explosive First Novel, City Of Night, Was First Published In 1963, It Became A National Bestseller And Ushered In A New Era Of Gay Fiction Bold And Inventive In His Account Of The Urban Underworld Of Male Prostitution, Rechy Is Equally Unflinching In His Portrayal Of One Hustling Youngman And His Restless Search For Self Knowledge As The Narrator Careens From El Paso To Times Square, From Pershing Square To The French Quarter, We Get An Unforgettable Look At A Neon Lit Life On The Edge Said James Baldwin Of The Author, Rechy Is The Most Arresting Young Writer I Ve Read In A Very Long Time His Tone Rings Absolutely True, Is Absolutely His Own And He Has The Kind Of Discipline Which Allows Him A Rare And Beautiful Reckless.

John Rechy is an American author, the child of a Scottish father and a Mexican American mother In his novels he has written extensively about homosexual culture in Los Angeles and wider America, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature Drawing on his own background, he has also contributed to Chicano literature, especially with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which is ta John Rechy is an American author, the child of a Scottish father and a Mexican American mother In his novels he has written extensively about homosexual culture in Los Angeles and wider America, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature Drawing on his own background, he has also contributed to Chicano literature, especially with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which is taught in several Chicano literature courses in the United States His work has often faced censorship due to its sexual content, particularly but not solely in the 1960s and 1970s, but books such as City of Night have been best sellers, and he has many literary admirers

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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • City of Night
  • John Rechy
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 0965071919

10 thoughts on “City of Night

  1. says:

    Truly gripping and evocative The ending was so incredibly touching The book is filled with moments that perfectly capture the alienated gay culture of the 60s in an at times shocking way In addition to the sullen and often mellow persona of John s personality, there are also moments punctuated here where drag queens just bring it ON Colorful personalities bloom everywhere around him This book is made of awesome and the prose is nothing less than gorgeous A lot of this reminded me of Jack K Truly gripping and evocative The ending was so incredibly touching The book is filled with moments that perfectly capture the alienated gay culture of the 60s in an at times shocking way In addition to the sullen and often mellow persona of J...

  2. says:

    I just saw in the NYTimes that Grove is putting out the 50th anniversary edition my heart stopped for just a second, and even as I m writing this my stomach has that forbidden fruit feeling of something thrilling and frightening this way coming It s the same feeling I got well into my adult years when driving into NYC an tici pation In 1963 I was a 17 years old and a totally alienated wanna be hipster beatnik reaching out for anything dark and maybe beautiful I saw the American dream as I just saw in the NYTimes that ...

  3. says:

    Amazingly overdone It s one of those books that I read really, really slowly just because I didn t want it to be over Emotionally I think it touched on a lot of stuff I related to and haven t read about before , to the point where I ...

  4. says:

    City of Night, as I remember it, is a powerful, dead on depiction of the gay underworld of the late 50 s, early sixties For a young gay man, and occasional trick turner, it was a book that spoke to my experience in a world that did not want me to be There is a particular scene in the book that stays with me still During a Mardi Gras celebration, the protagonist we never know his name leaps on to a float carrying a beautiful young drag queen Kathy, and her hustler lover Jocko and asks Kat City of Night, as I remember it, is a powerful, dead on depiction of the gay underworld of the late 50 s, early sixties For a young gay man, and occasional trick turner, it was a book that spoke to my experience in a world that did not want me to be There is a particular scene in the book that stays with me still During a Mardi Gras celebration, the protagonist we never know his name leaps on to a float carrying a beautiful young drag queen Kathy, and her hustler lover Jocko and asks Kathy why she is smiling Because I m going to die , she says.I ve never forgotten that particular moment in the book The whole of the book is encapsuled in that book the tawdry glitter, the desperation under the affirmation of self.I once met Mr Rechy at gay fund raiser and tried to speak to him about the why of the story and the why of that particular scene H...

  5. says:

    I gave it four stars so you know I enjoyed it But that doesn t mean I don t have a song and dance to tell you about it now Let s commence shaking tailfeathers on this, but only one apiece I don t want any injuries Now, let s talk GRAMMAR It s a freaking important part of our language It can change entire meanings of phrases and sentences But there are those that like to give you that I m an artist and it s how I form my craft line When really it s turd And you do NOT want to I gave it four stars so you know I enjoyed it But that doesn t mean I don t have a song and dance to tell you about it now Let s commence shaking tailfeathers on this, but only one apiece I don t want any injuries Now, let s talk GRAMMAR It s a freaking important part of our language It can change entire meanings of phrases and sentences But there are those that like to give you that I m an artist and it s how I form my craft line When really it s turd And you do NOT want to see how some of us form that art I digress What I meant to say was that Senor Rechy walks the fine line of those that can pull this off and those straight blow it I understand the stream of conscience writing style, I mean I m from Kerouac s hometown for godsakes But don t pussyfoot around it You can t just whimsically use commas and apostrophes one second and throw them to the wind the next Gotta pick a side of the fence homey That being said, one very impor...

  6. says:

    This book should be required reading for anyone interested in 1950s 60s underground culture for lack of a better term, or sort of the opposite of straight, white, heteronormative Mad Men The book is about a mostly gay hustler who drifts through the major U.S cities and in the process manages to dissect quite a few stereotypes that are still very pervasive on the gender sexuality front and also manages to invent a new language to describe what feels like a new world Lonely, punishing, and This book should be required reading for anyone interested in 1950s 60s underground culture for lack of a better term, or sort of the opposite of straight, white...

  7. says:

    Oh the places I go in My Big Fat Reading Project At 7 on the 1963 bestseller list, this novel was a ground breaker in gay fiction I had never heard of it but my cohort in the Literary Snobs reading group knew all about it In some ways it was unlike anything I have ever read while in other ways it felt familiar compared to some of the Beat fiction I have read.Largely autobiographical, the story follows a young man through his peripatetic nightlife as a hustler in the dark streets of El Paso, Oh the places I go in My Big Fat Reading Project At 7 on the 1963 bestseller list, this novel was a ground breaker in gay fiction I had never heard of it but my cohort in the Literary Snobs reading group knew all about it In some ways it was unlike anything I have ever read while in other ways it felt familiar compared to some of the Beat fiction I have read.Largely autobiographical, the story follows a young man through his peripatetic nightlife as a hustler in the dark streets of El Paso, Times Square, Pershing Square in Los Angeles , the French Quarter of New Orleans, and the Mission District of San Francisco His lonely, frenetic existence is portrayed as a search for identity and connection but the milieu in which he searches is a desperate world of disconnection and confused identities, made up of hustlers, queens, secret slumming homosexual men, and sad women, a f...

  8. says:

    I read this because David Bowie cited it as one of his favorite books in an interview, and Bowie s got some good taste did you know Wham, bam, thank you mam is a reference to a Charles Mingus song This book is basically a queer take on On the Road , featuring Rechy going around the big country hustling himself and writing about it in detail He s incredibly laid back and observational about the whole thing, whether he s trying to mil...

  9. says:

    What a massive, sprawling, and exhausting in the best possible way novel This is one of those which will pick you up, spin you around, chew you up and spit you back out.I m unsure how in my collection of gay literature canon I somehow glossed over this novel until now I m glad that in this year s endeavor to re read my mothers of gay literature a friend made me pick it up City of Night follows an unnamed hustler as he bounces through the queer underworlds of America s so called cities of What a massive, sprawling, and exhausting in the best possible way novel This is one of those which will pick you up, spin you around, chew you up and spit you back out.I m unsure how in my collection of gay literature canon I somehow glossed over this novel until now I m glad that in this year s endeavor to re read...

  10. says:

    Before there was Midnight Cowboy this classic came along about male prostitution that never sinks into sleaze Forty five years ago John Rechy wrote about homosexuality with a compassion that America didn t have for gays City of Night...

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