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SO FAMOUS AND SO GAY event at Antioch University with Jeff Solomon

When Feb 20, 2018
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Antioch University Los Angeles Library, 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230
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Solomon_So coverJeff Solomon will be at Antioch University on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein. There will be a light dinner served at 6:00 followed by the program at 7:00. Please RSVP by emailing


Seeking to understand how Gertrude Stein and Truman Capote became mass-market celebrities while other gay public figures were censored, Jeff Solomon traces the construction and impact of the writers’ public personae from a gay-affirmative perspective. He historically situates archival material to explain how the writers expressed homosexuality and negotiated homophobia through the fleeting depiction of what could not be directly written. 


"In So Famous and So Gay, Jeff Solomon amasses a treasure trove archive—literature, reviews, biographies, photographs, interviews—from which he examines the gayness, strangeness, and celebrity that combusted to create the queer precocity of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein. At once critically expansive and insightful, this book is also a good story. Like Stein and Capote, Solomon is an engaging stylist in his own right. Read to learn, read to enjoy (imagine that!)." —Ken Corbett, author of A Murder Over a Girl


"This book is about gayness overlooked and gay lives lovingly, materially recovered." —The Gay & Lesbian Review/Worldwide

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