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Secret historian : the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade

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      St. Simons Island Public Library
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  • ISBN: 0374281343
  • ISBN: 9780374281342
  • Physical Description: xv, 478 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm.
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  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Drawn from the secret diaries and journals of novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, this is a reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, documenting his experiences in vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving academe to become tattoo artist Phil Sparrow, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat homosexual pornography as Phil Andros. An archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided biographer Justin Spring with the material for an illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, this is a moving portrait of gay life long before gay liberation.--From publisher description.
Subject: Steward, Samuel M
Authors, American 20th century Biography
Poets, American 20th century Biography
Novelists, American 20th century Biography
Gay authors United States Biography
College teachers Illinois Chicago Biography
Tattoo artists New York (State) New York Biography
Sexology Research United States History 20th century
Pornography United States History 20th century
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