Fritscher, Jack Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Jack Fritscher. Most widely held works by Jack Fritscher. Mapplethorpe : assault with a deadly camera : a pop culture memoir, an outlaw reminiscence by Jack Fritscher Book 10 editions published between and in 3 languages and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Mapplethorpe repeatedly asked Fritscher to write about him.
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All these stories are so vividly cinematic that the eight of them are like going into a Cineplex 8 and changing theaters to see all eight films for one admission. Dalloway Went That-A-Way. Fritscher is the best kind of author: one who disappears behind his well-developed characters, dialog, and plots.
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Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. Jack Fritscher emerging from the gay past exists, both now and in the future, as a pioneer participant in gay culture and as a critic chronicling analytical witness to that history. He is the double-jointed author of literary fiction as well as of erotic fiction, including 4 novels, 5 fiction anthologies, 3 nonfiction books, and 2 produced plays.
He is also the director and videographer of feature videos. A Gemini, born June 20, , he has balanced twin careers in literature and erotica--often recombinantly. Those writings and photographs, annotated with historical commentary by the author, are available free online at this site. In at age 14, he came out into the closeted gay world by writing a "gladiator novel" while attending the Vatican's ultra-exclusive Catholic seminary, the Pontifical College Josephinum, where the bullies were not the jocks but the opera-and-liturgy queens.
His short fiction was first published in in the Catholic press. These mid-century careers made possible the next generation: the fin de siecle writers who appeared after HIV in They rose during the lates invention of history's first viable small lesbigay book publishers whose anthologies took the place of the once-flourishing gay magazines which by the millennium had collapsed because of internet competition.
In addition, he is the only writer who also composes and creates as a photographer and videographer. His photography is a succession of heroic and suffering images from the "Roman Martyrology of the Saints. Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central.
Previous page. Kindle Edition. Next page. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Books By Jack Fritscher. Palm Drive Publishing is proud to bring this classic of gay literature to a new generation of readers! Some Dance To Remember uses the quintessential gay love story between a writer and a bodybuilder to capture the tone, setting, style, events, and essence of the Gay Liberation Generation of the s. You'll never forget this story of life, love, and loss, and the extraordinary San Francisco storyteller who lived it.
This historical epic seethes with sex, love, and passionate characters with unique motivations. Lives are built, lives are destroyed. This sweeping memoir-novel tells the story of the golden mythic time after Stonewall.
It was the time of the rise of the Castro and of Folsom Street. It was the time of the White Night riot. It was the time of the burning of the Barracks South of Market.
It was the time when the mysterious "gay cancer" first sent the city of San Francisco into hysteria. This moving story brims with ideas and meticulous details. Entertaining, sharp-witted, and totally enthralling, this story chronicles an extraordinary time in an extraordinary place that shall never be forgotten.
He is a writer, coming to San Francisco during this golden age to seek a voice not only for himself but also for the burgeoning gay liberation movement galvanizing the country. Enter Kick Sorensen, Ryan's "perfect man," the drop-dead blond bodybuilder who may or may not be all he seems. From bodybuilding to muscle sex to the bathhouses to gay porn to the hustlers, the story unfolds. He just made it mythical. A comprehensive fictional chronicle of the best of times If one can learn American history via the novels of Gore Vidal, one can learn gay American history through Some Dance.
A brilliant record of gay life before AIDS An astonishing, astounding spectrum of queen lives This sprawling saga Here is San Francisco's gay male scene in the s and '80s as never told, or documents before. Other Formats: Paperback. Mapplethorpe: Assault with a Deadly Camera Feb 11, He has written a fast-paced impressionist book, suitable for our social-media times. His quick-messaging text can often be facetiously provocative because everyone seems to have fierce opinions about the controversial Mapplethorpe.
In , the young Mapplethorpe, launching his career, flew to San Francisco seeking publication from Jack Fritscher, the influential editor in chief of the international Drummer magazine. Fritscher profiled Mapplethorpe and gave him his first magazine cover. They became instant bi-coastal lovers for three epic years during the first decade of gay liberation after Stonewall. That media fight over art and pornography so demonized Mapplethorpe that Fritscher set out to defend his friend.
If this eulogy of a book has a central image, it is of a group of artists keening the death of a friend. If you missed the s party, or if you revel in nostalgia for it, curl up with this author of a good book. Other Formats: Hardcover. This memoir-novel tells a tale of boys "touched by angels. Vivid as a screenplay. Villains will make you throw the book across the room. Heroes will make you pick it up. And as true as fiction gets. If you, or someone in your family, grew up in a seminary, or you just want to know exactly how priests are trained as boys, this novel tells all you need to know, without being offensive or stereotypical, about adolescent boys, recruited by the Church, and trapped in claustrophobic seminaries.
In the s, the Catholic Church in fact actively recruited , boys into seminaries. This is the story of those boys and their families, and the women who would have married them. Strong characters and snappy dialog propel the fast-moving plot.
In the secret s' world of "Misericordia Seminary," Ryan O'Hara, from age 14 to 24, narrates the adventures of boys trapped by the imperial Rector Karg; the militaristic disciplinarian, Father Gunn USMC; the tart, and suicidal, Father Polistina; and the rebel-priest, handsome Chris Dryden "who knows Fellini and JFK" and also teaches seminarians how to love their bodies "the way Jesus loves their bodies. Black civil rights of the s and three interesting women characters open this boys-coming-of-age story out of the seminary and on to the hot streets of Chicago.
In this fictional memoir, Jack Fritscher--who won "Story Teller of the Year" Book Award for this novel--inhales experience and exhales fiction. Against the dramatic tension of Vatican II, he oxygenates his panic-stricken novel with mouth-to-mouth comic dialog that breathes irony into this coming-of-age novel in a seminary where no boy can grow up. In times of Catholic scandal, this is what readers need to know about the secret education of boys-who-would-be-priests--without offending reader sensibilities.
Readers outside the Catholic Church will gain an insight to the hidden psychology of the education of priests. Other Formats: Hardcover , Paperback. Eyewitness Fritscher, the lover of Robert Mapplethorpe, breaks the trance of received gay history.
In this timeline archive of art, sex, obscenity, gender, and gay mafia, 21st-century readers will get up to speed fast on the serious fun of who did what to whom when and why. In the Titanic s, longtime Drummer editor Fritscher added erotic realism to the magical thinking of Drummer readers wanting a magazine that made newly liberated sex seem possible and accessible.
Based on internal evidence in Drummer, journals, diaries, letters, photos, interviews, recordings, and newspapers, this ultimate insider s guide to the Rise and Fall of Castro and Folsom Streets is a risky ride that brings back what a thrill it was to pick up your first issue of Drummer. Fritscher s frisson anchors San Francisco s wild Gay Lib history on the clear chronology of the legendary monthly Drummer.
Academia meets pop culture! Fritscher is the Ken Burns of Drummer magazine. Fritscher has done the research work most academics won t do thus ensuring that historians, critics and anthropologists will cut and paste with delight for years to come.
Fritscher reads gloriously! San Francisco Chronicle. Breaking the straight trance of received Titanic history, San Francisco author Jack Fritscher reclaims gay history by writing a pitch-perfect sex epic of gay survival. Titanic sank April 15, , creating a media frenzy.
Of the male crew on Titanic, , or 78 percent, died. Altogether, 1, men perished. If, according to Kinsey, one out of six ordinary men is gay, gay men died. If two out of six in the travel industry are gay, gay men died, making Titanic an overlooked but essential chapter in gay history.
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Sold by: Amazon. For readers who have never had the chance to read an actual screenplay, Duchess: Berlin reads so clearly, you can see, on the movie-screen in your head, everyones favorite fairy-tale heroine, the lost Grand Duchess Anastasia escaping lovers and villains in the streets of Berlin, two steps ahead of Sally Bowles in Cabaret. The author, a true humanist, in these stories celebrates women who are coupled as mothers, wives, and friends. All these stories are so vividly cinematic that the eight of them are like going into a Cineplex 8 and changing theaters to see all eight films for one admission. Dalloway Went That-A-Way.
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The black and white shot, showing two men dressed from head to toe in leather, was called Larry and Bobby Kissing. Look at the pictures. Robert left a legacy of thousands of beautiful photographs of faces, flowers and fetishes when he died of Aids on 9 March at the age of He had assaulted American concepts of race, sex, gender and morality. Born in Floral Park, New York, in , he was on trial all of his short life, anti-gay legislation making him a sexual outlaw. His work too was on trial: it ran gauntlets of homophobia to hang today in such international sanctuaries as the Tate in Britain, and the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In , at the height of US hysteria over Aids, a witch hunt in Cincinnati put seven of his frames on trial , aiming to sort art from obscenity.