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Meditations on Desire

by Stan Persky

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gay studies
list price: $16.00
category: Social Science
published: 1991
publisher: New Star Books

Buddy's is a gay bar in Vancouver's West End that opened in the spring of 1982 and closed in the summer of 1988. It was the starting point for this unusually frank and engaging portrait of gay life and gay culture in the late eighties. Shifting effortlessly between autobiography, fiction, and criticism, Buddy's is in turn shocking, erotic, witty, and moving, a study of life in a time of plague.

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Stan Persky

Stan Persky is the author of more than a dozen books, including Topic Sentence, Buddy's: A Meditation on Desire and The Short Version, which won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize in 2006. He teaches philosophy at Capilano University and lives in Berlin and Vancouver. Brian Fawcett is author of numerous books, including Cambodia: A Book for People Who Think Television Is Too Slow, Public Eye, Gender Wars, Local Matters, Virtual Clearcut, and, most recently Human Happiness. He lives in Toronto anyway.
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