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The Resource The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward : recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life, edited by Jeremy Mulderig ; with a foreword by Scott Herring

The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward : recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life, edited by Jeremy Mulderig ; with a foreword by Scott Herring

Label
The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward : recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life
Title
The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward
Title remainder
recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeremy Mulderig ; with a foreword by Scott Herring
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Language
eng
Summary
On August 21, 1978, a year before his seventieth birthday, Samuel Steward (1909-93) sat down at his typewriter in Berkeley, California, and began to compose a remarkable autobiography. No one but his closest friends knew the many different identities he had performed during his life: as Samuel Steward, he had been a popular university professor of English; as Phil Sparrow, an accomplished tattoo artist; as Ward Stames, John McAndrews, and Donald Bishop, a prolific essayist in the first European gay magazines; as Phil Andros, the author of a series of popular pornographic gay novels during the 1960s and 1970s. Steward had also moved in the circles of Gertrude Stein, Thornton Wilder, and Alfred Kinsey, among many other notable figures of the twentieth century. And, as a compulsive record keeper, he had maintained a meticulous card-file index throughout his life that documented his 4,500 sexual encounters with more than 800 men. The story of this life would undoubtedly have been a sensation if it had reached publication. But after finishing a 110,000-word draft in 1979, Steward lost interest in the project and subsequently published only a slim volume of selections from his manuscript. In The Lost Autobiography of Samuel Steward, Jeremy Mulderig has integrated Steward's truncated published text with the text of the original manuscript to create the first extended version of Steward's autobiography to appear in print--the first sensational, fascinating, and ultimately enlightening story of his many lives told in his own words. The product of a rigorous line-by-line comparison of these two sources and a thoughtful editing of their contents, Mulderig's thoroughly annotated text is more complete and coherent than either source alone while also remaining faithful to Steward's style and voice, to his engaging self-deprecation and his droll sense of humor. Compellingly readable and often unexpectedly funny, this newly discovered story of a gay life full of wildly improbable--but nonetheless true--events is destined to become a landmark queer autobiography from the twentieth century
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steward, Samuel M
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mulderig, Jeremy
  • Herring, Scott
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steward, Samuel M
  • Authors, American
  • Gay men
Target audience
adult
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cBtRMC_G-8Q
Label
The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward : recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life, edited by Jeremy Mulderig ; with a foreword by Scott Herring
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Woodsfield, Ohio (1909-27) -- University years (1927-34) -- Out of the nursery, into the wide wide (1934-36) -- Chicago and friends (1936-65) -- The magic summer -- Gertrude and Alice (1937-67) -- The allergy years (1932-49) -- Anomalies and curiosities (1945-48) -- The worst of all drugs (1920-47) -- Whither now wilt thou fare? (1948-56) -- Dr. Prometheus (1949-56) -- I, tattoodler (1954-65) -- Farewell, my lovelies (1948-65) -- Calor di forni (1965-70) -- Becoming Phil Andros (1927-78) -- Oktoberfest (1970-81) -- A bonsai tree, a dog or two (1973-81)
Control code
56025245
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780226541419
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2017036831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The lost autobiography of Samuel Steward : recollections of an extraordinary twentieth-century gay life, edited by Jeremy Mulderig ; with a foreword by Scott Herring
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Woodsfield, Ohio (1909-27) -- University years (1927-34) -- Out of the nursery, into the wide wide (1934-36) -- Chicago and friends (1936-65) -- The magic summer -- Gertrude and Alice (1937-67) -- The allergy years (1932-49) -- Anomalies and curiosities (1945-48) -- The worst of all drugs (1920-47) -- Whither now wilt thou fare? (1948-56) -- Dr. Prometheus (1949-56) -- I, tattoodler (1954-65) -- Farewell, my lovelies (1948-65) -- Calor di forni (1965-70) -- Becoming Phil Andros (1927-78) -- Oktoberfest (1970-81) -- A bonsai tree, a dog or two (1973-81)
Control code
56025245
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780226541419
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2017036831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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