Secret historian : the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
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1st ed.
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xv, 478 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Rawlings Branch - ADULT
BIO STEWARD
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-456) and index.
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An account based on previously unseen journals and records reveals the mid-twentieth-century writer's hidden sexual life, marked by relationships with famous contemporaries and the identities he created as Phil Sparrow and Phil Andros to conduct his research.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Spring, J. (2010). Secret historian: the life and times of Samuel Steward, professor, tattoo artist, and sexual renegade. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Spring, Justin, 1962-. 2010. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Spring, Justin, 1962-, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.

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Spring, Justin. Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010. Print.

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