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James Courage Diaries

James Courage Diaries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Brickell, Chris

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    30 Jul 21

New Zealand author James Courage was born in Christchurch in 1903, and he became aware of his homosexuality during his adolescent years. He moved to London in 1927 and began writing novels, plays, poems and short stories. He was much more sexually open than most of his homosexual... writer contemporaries - Frank Sargeson, Eric McCormick, Charles Brasch and Bill Pearson. A Way of Love, published in 1959, was the first gay novel written by a New Zealander, and some of his other seven novels (including Fires in the Distance and The Call Home) contain queer characters. Between 1920 and 1963, Courage confided his innermost thoughts to a private diary. He wrote about leaving New Zealand, the men he met in London's streets, and forging friendships in the literary scene. He was an evocative chronicler of landscapes and indoor settings: life on long ocean voyages, air raid shelters during the war, and the psychiatrist's clinic at a time when society was deeply ambivalent about homosexuality. Courage recorded his personal triumphs and struggles with an engaging honesty, a lively intelligence, and a whimsical sense of humour.
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ISBN 9781990048036
Published NZ 30 Jul 2021
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9781990048036
Stock Release date is 30 July 2021
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 30 Jul 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Brickell, Chris
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade