The Queer Diary of Mordred Vienna

The Queer Diary of Mordred Vienna

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The paths of Christian, Daniel and Alan coincide in San Francisco at the beginning of the computer age. They take whatever jobs they can, working as erotic performers in the theaters of the city. In the melting pot of San Francisco they meet Mordred Vienna. Mordred is one of a new wave of performance artistes. She uses her body as her canvas and the focus of her installations. With her partner, Mildred, she reflects on her position in relation to the male models around her. In describing the lives of the dancers of the city, as they progress through Silicon Valley and, ultimately, on to Hollywood and success, Mordred Vienna increasingly finds she is describing her own life and transformations. The Queer Diary of Mordred Vienna follows a journey from obscurity to recognition, from exile to inclusion and mutual acknowledgement. Moving from the country to the city and from the margins to the center, the book plots an alternative history of LGBTQ liberation. The Queer Diary is a work of gay fiction. Like life, it has erotic content. Main image: courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington. IDQ International more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 14mm | 318g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508760977
  • 9781508760979

About Russell Christie

Russell is a novelist, travel journalist and cultural commentator, he has written for Gay Times and The Pink Paper in the UK and his short stories have appeared in the Bay Area Purveyor in the US. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was a civil rights activist, being a member of the National Lesbian and Gay Youth Movement, Act-Up and Queer Nation. His political practice was agitation, non-compliance and civil disobedience. He is now regularly invited to speak on current and historic LGBTQ issues. As well as living in San Francisco and New York during the period of The Queer Diary of Mordred Vienna, Russell has lived in India, China, Ukraine and Britain, maintaining himself by teaching English in schools and to individuals. He is interested in the foundations of identity and the places where the political, the personal and the social intersectshow more

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