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Title The damned don't cry -- they just disappear : the life and works of Harry Hervey / Harlan Greene.
Imprint Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 23, 2018).
Subject Hervey, Harry, 1900-1951.
Hervey, Harry, 1900-1951.
Gay authors -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Gays -- United States -- Biography.
Gays -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Gays in literature.
Asia -- In literature.
Southern States.
United States.
Genre Biographies.
Summary "In The Damned Don't Cry--They Just Disappear, literary historian and Lamba Award-winning novelist Harlan Greene has created a portrait of a nearly forgotten Southern writer, unearthing information from archives, rare books, film libraries, and small-town newspapers. Greene brings Harry Hervey (1900-1951) to life and explicates his works to reveal him as a hardworking writer and master of many genres, bravely unwilling to conform to conventional values. As Greene illustrates, Hervey's novels, short stories, nonfiction books, and film scripts contain complex mixtures of history and thinly disguised homoerotic situations and themes. They blend local color, naturalism, melodrama, and psychological and sexual truths that provide a view of the circles in which he moved. Living openly with his male lover in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, Hervey set novels in these cities that scandalized the locals and critics as well. He challenged the sexual mores of his day, sometimes subtly and at other times brazenly presenting texts that told one story to gay male readers, while still courting a mainstream audience. His novels and nonfiction may have been coded and thus escaped detection in their day, but twenty-first-century readers can decipher them easily"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Greene, Harlan. Damned don't cry -- they just disappear. Columbia, SC : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
Other Title Life and works of Harry Hervey