Song of the The Loon [Set of 4]
by Amory, Richard
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Moab, Utah, United States
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San Diego, CA: Greenleaf Press. First Edition. "Song of the Loon," 1966, 190 pgs. Near Fine. Tight binding, clean interior. Normal creasing to spine, small fold on back corner, yellowing to textblock; otherwise in fine condition. "Song of Aaron, " 1967, 191 pgs. NF. Tightbinding, clean interior. Minimal spine creasing & yellowing to textblock; otherwise in fine condition. "Listen, the Loon Sings..." 1968, 255 pgs. VG. Tight binding, clean interior. Some wear to spin and edges, old marginal crease 1.5 cm from spine on front cover, small crease on edge of back cover; otherwise in very good condition. "Fruit of the Loon" 1968, 176 pgs. VG Light wear to edges. Small scratch in top corner of front cover, small tear at bottom of spine and back cover. Some sun tanning to spine. Tight binding, clean interior; in very good condition. Amory's trilogy occupies a fascinating space in queer literary history. They were published at the tail-end of the "homophile era" of gay rightssuch as the Mattachine Society & the Daughters of Bilitisbut before the Stonewall riots of '69 and the Gay Liberation Front's more radical leftist politics. Amory's trilogy was a success, even in a time gay fiction enjoyed mainstream popularity. Yet the novels also posit freedom, self acceptance, and love for others & for the wilderness, all in a way that anticipated much of post-Stonewall gay politics. Reinventing the frontier past, their vision of future possibilities for queer love & society makes Amory's trilogy as relevant as ever, even as their campy, satirical & erotic elements also make them as entertaining as ever. Additionally, their popularity led Greenleaf to publish "Fruit of the Loon," a parody novel by George Davis but marketed as written by "Ricardo Armory." It's rare to see Amory's trilogy all together & in such great condition, and even rarer to see them along with Greenleaf's parody novel. A must have for anyone interested in gay pulp fiction. ; Thin 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .
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