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This edition: Christopher Bram on his book "Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America"

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 11, 2012.

First aired: September 29, 2012.

Our guest is writer Christopher Bram, author of “Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America”, his rich and sweeping chronicle of gay authors, dramatists, and poets in post-WWII America and how they influenced the course of literary history. He discusses the lives of major male homosexual writers including: Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg and others — men whose work helped change the informed straight world’s perception of their sexuality from fear and contempt to acceptance, and now, in many cases, adulation.

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