An evaluation of the life, art and psyche of the controversial recluse whose prolific creative achievements were discovered after his death analyzes his existence as a damaged man in hiding from the societal fallout of his gay orientation, ...
Author: Jim Elledge
Publisher: Overlook Press
An evaluation of the life, art and psyche of the controversial recluse whose prolific creative achievements were discovered after his death analyzes his existence as a damaged man in hiding from the societal fallout of his gay orientation, in a portrait complemented by full-color art reproductions.
James Elledge has suggested (on the basis of conjecture more than evidence)
that Darger's relationship with Schloeder may have been a longterm romantic
partnership. James Elledge, Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an
Author: Kathleen M. Brian
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. The chapters cover a broad range of topics: institutional structures that define what it means to be a man with a disability; the place of women in situations where masculinity and disability are constructed; men with physical and war-related disabilities; male hysteria, suicide clubs, and mercy killing; male disability in literature and popular culture; and more. All the authors regard masculinity and disability in the historical contexts of the Americas and Western Europe, with particular attention to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taken together, the essays in this volume offer a nuanced portrait of the complex, and at times competing, interactions between masculinity and disability.
Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum. New
York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Biesenbach, Klaus ... Tokyo: Imperial Press, 2007.
Elledge, Jim. Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic Life of an Outsider Artist.
Author: Elizabeth Hand
Publisher: Hachette UK
An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry). In the sweltering summer of 1915, Pin, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a carnival fortune-teller, dresses as a boy and joins a teenage gang that roams the famous Riverview amusement park, looking for trouble. Unbeknownst to the well-heeled city-dwellers and visitors who come to enjoy the midway, the park is also host to a ruthless killer who uses the shadows of the dark carnival attractions to conduct his crimes. When Pin sees a man enter the Hell Gate ride with a young girl, and emerge alone, she knows that something horrific has occurred. The crime will lead her to the iconic outsider artist Henry Darger, a brilliant but seemingly mad man. Together, the two navigate the seedy underbelly of a changing city to uncover a murderer few even know to look for.
... 2002); Klaus Biesenbach, Henry Darger (New York: Prestel/American Folk Art
Museum, 2009); Michael Moon, Darger's Resources (Durham, N.C.: Duke
University Press, 2012); Jim Elledge, Henry Darger, Throwaway Boy: The Tragic
Life of ...
A 2018 Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Honorable Mention Lambda Literary Award LGBTQ Nonfiction Finalist A history of gay Chicago told through the stories of queer men who left a record of their sexual activities in the Second ...
Author: Jim Elledge
A history of gay Chicago told through the stories of queer men who left a record of their sexual activities in the Second City, this book paints a vivid picture of the neighborhoods where they congregated while revealing their complex lives. Some, such as reporter John Wing, were public figures. Others, like Henry Gerber, who created the first "homophile" organization in the United States, were practically invisible to their contemporaries. But their stories are all riveting. Female impersonators and striptease artists Quincy de Lang and George Quinn were arrested and put on trial at the behest of a leader of Chicago's anti-"indecency" movement. African American ragtime pianist Tony Jackson's most famous song, "Pretty Baby," was written about one of his male lovers. Alfred Kinsey's explorations of the city's netherworld changed the future of American sexuality while confirming his own queer proclivities. What emerges from The Boys of Fairy Town is a complex portrait and a virtually unknown history of one of the most vibrant cities in the United States.
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