Steven Ruszczycky. Vulgar Genres. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2021. 207p. Paper, $30 (ISBN: 978-0-226-78875-3).

Walter Schlect


Vulgar Genres is a fascinating book analyzing what author Steven Ruszczycky calls writing “across the literary-pornographic divide.” His book consists of close readings of both commercial literary fiction by gay male authors depicting homosexual identity and encounters, and by authors and editors of what he calls “vulgar genres” that are more explicitly pornographic. Any library or archive worker interested in collection development of queer literature, LGBTQ special collections and archives, or queer studies more broadly, will read it with great interest.

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