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Secret Historian
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Secret Historian

The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade

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Secret Historian by Mr Justin Spring

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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, "Secret Historian "is a sensational 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, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very funny) detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his name and identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros. Until today he has been known only as Phil Sparrow--but an extraordinary archive of his papers, lost since his death in 1993, has provided Justin Spring with the material for an exceptionally compassionate and brilliantly illuminating life-and-times biography. More than merely the story of one remarkable man, "Secret Historian "is a moving portrait of homosexual life long before Stonewall and gay liberation."Secret Historian "is a 2010 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780374281342
ISBN-10: 0374281343
Classification: Biography: arts & entertainment , Individual artists, art monographs , Biography: literary
Format: Hardback (232mm x 162mm x 38mm)
Pages: 478
Imprint: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, "Secret Historian" is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the 20th century.

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Author Biography - Mr Justin Spring

Justin Spring is a writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture, and the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including "Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art "and "Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude."

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