Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

My Review and Thoughts:

This is a grand historical and very in-depth novel. I am a huge history buff, and so when taking history and culture into the subject matter it's an instant winner for me. I love learning about the olden days of yesteryear and the reality of a group of people who strive to live their lives even though a bigoted and hateful world put them down.

I had no real knowledge of the Gay New York of the 1890's to 1940's and so I learned a lot of useful, and very informative information. George Chauncey gives a great description and atmosphere for the period. His descriptive word play places you there and gives you everything that needs to be said in detail.

I highly recommend this book for history buffs, culture buffs, and I feel this is a pivotal book for Gay culture to learn of the gay movement, and the history of those of the past that made away for those of the present.

I feel Chauncey is a vast array of historical knowledge, and that knowledge transcended on the page, and off the page into the mind of this reader, I learned, I was educated, and I was thoroughly entertained.

Would I return to it Again: Absolutely in a heartbeat? Great informative book.

Would I Recommend: Again, absolutely to all history buffs, gay culture, and as a teaching tool.

Book Length: 496 pages

Year Published: 1994

My Rating: 5 out of 5


Four: Passionate Historical, Important, Flawless.