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Picano, Felice 1944-

Works: 79 works in 341 publications in 6 languages and 10,195 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Fiction)  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Gay fiction  Literature  Romance fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Actor
Classifications: PS3566.I25, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Ambientes : new queer Latino writing by Lázaro Lima( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the U.S. Latino population grows rapidly, and as the LGBTQ Latino community becomes more visible and a more crucial part of our literary and artistic heritage, there is an increasing demand for literature that successfully highlights these diverse lives. Edited by Lázaro Lima and Felice Picano, Ambientes is a revolutionary collection of fiction featuring stories by established authors as well as emerging voices that present a collective portrait of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience in America today. With a preface by Picano and an introduction by Lima that sets the stage for understanding Latino literary and cultural history, this is the first anthology to cross cultural and regional borders by offering a wide variety of urban, rural, East Coast, West Coast, and midwestern perspectives on Latina and Latino queers from different walks of life. Stories range from sensual pieces to comical romances and from inner-city dramas fueled by street language to portraits of gay domesticity, making this a much-needed collection for many different kinds of readers. The stories in this collection reflect a vibrant and creative community and redefine received notions of gay and lesbian
The lure by Felice Picano( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1979, Felice Picano rocketed to fame with the publication of this shocking, controversial thriller. Riveting and candid in its depiction of the gay sexual subculture of the era, and praised by Stephen King as "Explosive...Felice Picano is one hell of a writer," "The Lure "thrusts young widower Noel Hathaway into a dark universe of physical and psychological violence; an unwilling lure used by the police to unmask an elusive killer."
Like people in history by Felice Picano( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel chronicling life in the homosexual world from the 1950s to the present. It focuses on the relationship of two cousins and their love for the same man, a Vietnam War hero. The novel describes the spirit of community which aids created
Late in the season by Felice Picano( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and German and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most telling novels about gay life after Stonewall, Late in the Season is one of the finest novels in the long career of one of the founding members of the Violet Quill Club." "Set on Fire Island in late September, this is the story of an unlikely pair of friends - a gay composer in his late thirties and an eighteen-year-old schoolgirl - both of whom are trying to make sense of their complicated lives. But, much more than this, it is a compelling portrait of a magical time and place, after the Stonewall riots opened up so many possibilities and before AIDS forever changed the face of the gay world."--Jacket
Art and sex in Greenwich Village : gay literary life after Stonewall by Felice Picano( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost a decade after the Stonewall rebellion lit the political fuse of gay liberation in 1969, its impact on the arts remained minimal. While a handful of gay plays and films and a small number of gay-themed novels were available, few of these reflected the new post-Stonewall out-of-the-closet realities. Then in 1977, three small, all-gay presses formed, which all came together in 1981 to form Gay Presses of New York--not only was it the most successful gay press of its day, but the founders had made their move at the right time and place. GPNy played a vital role in the growth of what is now gay culture, consisting of bookstores, magazines, newspapers, theater companies, and art galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Here is an insider's account of the rise of contemporary gay culture.--From publisher description
The joy of gay sex by Charles Silverstein( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and German and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetical entries offer advice on every aspect of the gay experience, dealing with such topics as the bar scene, depression, chat rooms, and cruising, as well as describing and illustrating lovemaking techniques
The book of lies by Felice Picano( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bright, ambitious, and handsome, Ross Ohrenstedt is a highflier in the fashionable field of queer studies, flourishing amid the backstabbing and petty intrigues of academia. He has just taken a prestigious university position in Los Angeles and has been appointed to oversee the collection of papers and works of Damon Von Slyke, prominent man of letters and leading light of the gay literary salon known as the Purple Circle."--BOOK JACKET. "Sorting through the papers, Ross stumbles across a "lost" work by an unknown author. His quest to identify the mystery writer and achieve the glory of scholastic tenure unveils the lives and wild times of a group of writers who in the 1970s and 1980s broke new ground in the creation of a gay literary sensibility. As his search uncovers increasingly bizarre and unbalanced facts about the Purple Circle members, Ross finds himself the target of menacing attempts to derail his investigation."--BOOK JACKET. "But the dark truth contained within The Book of Lies is even more startling."--BOOK JACKET. "Felice Picano's novel is at once a mystery, a comical roman a clef, and a send-up of the new Ivory Tower."--Jacket
To the seventh power by Felice Picano( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and German and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mesmerist by Felice Picano( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dentist Frederick Dinsmore uses his skills as an hypnotist to gain influence over wealthy Henry Lane. When Lane commits suicide, Dinsmore extends his sinister hold to Lane's young widow. James Ransom resolves to bring the Mesmerist to trial and finds himself pitched against a terrifying force of evil
House of cards by Felice Picano( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onyx by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray is restless as his lover, Jesse, dies of AIDS until he meets Mike Tedesco
A queer reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality - a gay version of Bartlett's Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo's sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before."--Jacket
Smart as the devil : a novel by Felice Picano( )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking glass lives : a novel by Felice Picano( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in a triangle with his wife and her cousin, searching for answers, Roger Lynch "uncovers the long-hidden secret of their small town."--Cover
Eyes by Felice Picano( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Joy of gay sex by Charles Silverstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it was published in 1977 The Joy of Gay Sex became not only an immediate bestseller but also a classic, one of the touchstones of the emerging gay consciousness. Since then, as homosexuality has gradually been assimilated into American society, it has become more viable to come out and live openly as a gay man. Gay couples are now more visible in public and in the media. Some cities now include gays and their spouses in health insurance, domicile agreements, and other benefits. And more gays are adopting and raising children. At the same time, the gay community has undergone a great transformation as a result of the AIDS epidemic, which has killed tens of thousands and made sex literally a matter of life and death." "An authoritative new guide, reflecting all these changes, was clearly long overdue. Dr. Charles Silverstein, a noted psychologist who has worked with gay people for more than two decades and who co-authored the original The Joy of Gay Sex, has now collaborated with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on the long-awaited The New Joy of Gay Sex - and they've made it the essential reference book for every gay man." "The New Joy of Gay Sex maintains the original book's positive, affirming attitude toward gay men's sexuality and daily lives. Invaluable as a resource, in building self-esteem, and as a coming-out guide for young gays, The New Joy of Gay Sex updates all the essays of its predecessor and includes many new ones. The book has three goals: to educate gay men about safe sex and to save lives by showing the varieties of sexual behavior still available; to address the many emotional and relationship-oriented issues that arise in gay life, such as long-term couples, one-night stands, loneliness, depression, and growing older; and to serve as a general home reference on a number of diverse topics - from living wills to a short history of condoms."
Men on men 4 : best new gay fiction by George Stambolian( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York years : stories by Felice Picano( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A True likeness : lesbian and gay writing today( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat verhalen, poëzie en drama door o.a. bekende schrijvers als E. White, J. Rule en A. Holleran, bijna allen afkomstig uit New York, Boston en San Francisco
Ambidextrous : the secret lives of children by Felice Picano( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold, funny, and outrageously honest memoir of suburban 1950s childhood, forever altered how we remember childhood and how we think of it today. So scandalous at the time that the book's first shipment to Great Britain was seized and burned on the London docks
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Ambientes : new queer Latino writing
The lureLike people in historyLate in the seasonArt and sex in Greenwich Village : gay literary life after StonewallThe joy of gay sexThe book of liesOnyxA queer reader
Alternative Names
Felice Picano American writer

Felice Picano Amerikaans romanschrijver

Felice Picano escriptor estatunidenc

Felice Picano escritor estadounidense

Felice Picano US-amerikanischer Autor

ピカーノ, フェリース