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Rechy, John

Overview
Works: 62 works in 347 publications in 9 languages and 9,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Erotic stories 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3568.E28, 813.54
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City of night by John Rechy( Book )
96 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: When John Rechy's explosive first novel, City of Night, was first published in 1963, it became a national bestseller and ushered in a new era of gay fiction. Bold and inventive in his account of the urban underworld of male prostitution, Rechy is equally unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling "Youngman" and his restless search for self-knowledge. As the narrator careens from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter, we get an unforgettable look at a neon-lit life on the edge. Said James Baldwin of the author, "Rechy is the most arresting young writer I've read in a very long time. His tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own; and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful reckless."
The miraculous day of Amalia Gómez : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman
Marilyn's daughter : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sexual outlaw : a documentary : a non-fiction account, with commentaries, of three days and nights in the sexual underground by John Rechy( Book )
18 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentaire beschrijving van de homosexuele subcultuur in Los Angeles
Numbers by John Rechy( Book )
26 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De hoofdpersoon stelt zich tot taak in korte tijd dertig sexpartners te vinden
The life and adventures of Lyle Clemens : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Loosely inspired by Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones but set in the present, The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens follows the journey of the charming, handsome Lyle Clemens, the son of a Miss America aspirant and an unknown father, as he travels through the religious fundamentalist world of Texas to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas and the enticing traps of Los Angeles's mythologies." "As Lyle approaches adulthood, everyone wants him to be something he's not. His beautiful mother wants to make him into a reflection of the cowboy who abandoned her; a group of avaricious fundamentalists, somehow related to a mysterious "curse" in his mother's past, plot to convert him into "the Lord's Cowboy" to rouse their televangelical empire to new frenzied heights; the lovely Maria wants him to fulfill her varying fantasies of "true love." When Lyle leaves home to make his own destiny, he encounters a gallery of charlatans and wistful souls, quirky gamblers, fake magicians, dreamy showgirls, and wily pornographers. He is seduced into an aging starlet's mad comeback scheme during a rambunctious Academy Awards ceremony. Through it all, Lyle struggles to become himself."--Jacket
Rushes : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story develops during a single evening and is set in a "leather and Western" bar located near the decaying and deserted waterfront of a large American city. This is the sexual battlefield, the world of the trucks, the piers, the warehouses. And Rechy explores it with a compelling, dramatic story told in a style that is elegant, convincing, and unsparing. Into the bar arrives a range of characters: the regular patrons in their ceaseless search for compatible love, the occasional customer hoping for a quick sexual fix, the female and transvestite hookers who work the dark streets outside, the couple seeking a voyeuristic experience, the young man venturing out for the first time. During the course of the evening we come to know these people, their loneliness and their fears, their pride and their courage. We share with them their search and their discoveries. Rechy has distilled from these lives a human experience that is moving, painful, and revealing. The evening culminates with one of the most shattering scenes in recent fiction. The central character, around whom most
The fourth angel by John Rechy( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vier jonge delinquenten spelen met drugs, geweld en sex
The coming of the night : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and French and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on the golden age of homosexuality, after it became an accepted state and before aids put a dampener. The action follows for one day a variety of gays in 1981 Los Angeles, including an old man envious of the freedom enjoyed by the younger generation. By the author of City of Night
Bodies and souls : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hier en daar homo-erotisch geladen reeks tableaus over de onderbuik van de Amerikaanse samenleving
This day's death, a novel by John Rechy( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Our lady of Babylon : a novel by John Rechy( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Lady flees to her dead husband's château, accused of his murder, but once there she is haunted by sexy dreams that her neighbor assures her are actually memories involving Adam and Eve, Herod and Salome and John the Baptist, Paris and the Trojan War, John the Divine, and many others
The vampires by John Rechy( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in English and Dutch and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En gruppe velhavere mødes på en ø i Det Caribiske Hav for at dyrke mystiske ritualer
Beneath the skin : the collected essays of John Rechy by John Rechy( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected essays by John Rechy
Collision course by Edward Parone( Book )
2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sexual outlaw : a documentary by John Rechy( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentaire beschrijving van de homosexuele subcultuur in Los Angeles
Nacht in der Stadt Roman by John Rechy( Book )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Rechy's explosive first novel, City of Night, was first published in 1963, it became a national bestseller and ushered in a new era of gay fiction. Bold and inventive in his account of the urban underworld of male prostitution, Rechy is equally unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling "Youngman" and his restless search for self-knowledge. As the narrator careens from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter, we get an unforgettable look at a neon-lit life on the edge. Said James Baldwin of the author, "Rechy is the most arresting young writer I've read in a very long time. His tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own; and he has the kind of discipline which allows him a rare and beautiful reckless."
About my life and the kept woman : a memoir by John Rechy( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mysteries and desire searching the worlds of John Rechy by John Rechy( )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The CD-ROM challenges the borders between autobiograpy, memory, history and fiction, this intereactive memoir presents a diverse array of personal materials by and about John Rechy and sets them against larger collective histories of Chicano culture and the gay world
Rush by John Rechy( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (263)
French (11)
German (8)
Italian (8)
Spanish (8)
Danish (5)
Dutch (5)
Finnish (2)
Czech (1)
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