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by Richard Bruce Nugent,Thomas H. Wirth


Richard Bruce Nugent (July 2, 1906 – May 27, 1987), aka Richard Bruce and Bruce Nugent, was a queer writer and painter in the Harlem Renaissance.

Richard Bruce Nugent (July 2, 1906 – May 27, 1987), aka Richard Bruce and Bruce Nugent, was a queer writer and painter in the Harlem Renaissance. Despite being a part of a group of many gay Harlem artists, Nugent was among only a few who were publicly out. Recognized initially for the few short stories and paintings that were published, Nugent had a long productive career bringing to light the creative process of gay and black culture.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center . Rebel offers a much-needed fleshing out of Nugent's contribution to the Harlem Renaissance.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance. Protégé of Alain Locke. Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance provides a more vivid glimpse of queer Harlem than has emerged in any other writing by its inhabitants.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality . Wirth has written an introduction providing biographical information about Nugent's life and situating his art in relation to the visual and literary currents which influenced him.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at. . Protégé of Alain Locke, roommate of Wallace Thurman, and friend of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, the precocious Nugent stood for many years as the only African-American writer willing to clearly pronounce his homosexuality in print. Richard Bruce Nugent, one of the last surviving Harlem Renaissance luminaries when he died in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1987, was born in Washington, DC in 1906 and lived most of his life in New York City.

Richard Bruce Nugent is the best well-kept secret of the Harlem . Right then, I knew Nugent was a heavy hitter

Richard Bruce Nugent is the best well-kept secret of the Harlem Renaissance. Nugent isn't unheard of in the annals of the Renaissance; he's unseen. Right then, I knew Nugent was a heavy hitter. Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance bears this out. I was most intrigued with Gentleman Jigger, an unpublished novel written by Nugent that is excerpted in this collection. As Wirth explains in his introduction, Gentleman Jigger covers the same ground as Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring, with similar characters and basic story lines. I enjoyed the excerpt and felt a little cheated that I didn't have the opportunity to read the entire book from beginning to end.

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Richard Bruce Nugent, Thomas H. Wirth, Henry Louis Gates Jr. Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance

Richard Bruce Nugent, Thomas H. Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance. His contribution to the landmark publication FIRE!!, Smoke, Lilies and Jade, was unprecedented in its celebration of same-sex desire.

Richard Bruce Nugent. Thomas Wirth, contemporary and personal friend of Richard Nugent claimed that Grace loved Richard and was determined to change his sexuality in Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent 2002. He attended the Community Planning Conference at Columbia University in 1964 as an invited speaker. Charles,Nero,"Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent",Journal of the History of Sexuality,2002.

Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent by Bruce Nugent and Thomas H. Wirth. The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture by Steven Watson. A Spectacle in Color: The Lesbian and Gay Subculture of Jazz Age Harlem by Eric Garber. Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction by Devon W. Carbado & Donald Weise. Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance by .

Thomas Wirth, contemporary and personal friend of Richard Nugent claimed that Grace loved Richard and was determined to change his sexuality in Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent 2002.

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906–1987) was a writer, painter, illustrator, and popular bohemian personality who lived at the center of the Harlem Renaissance. Protégé of Alain Locke, roommate of Wallace Thurman, and friend of Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, the precocious Nugent stood for many years as the only African-American writer willing to clearly pronounce his homosexuality in print. His contribution to the landmark publication FIRE!!, “Smoke, Lilies and Jade,” was unprecedented in its celebration of same-sex desire. A resident of the notorious “Niggeratti Manor,” Nugent also appeared on Broadway in Porgy (the 1927 play) and Run, Little Chillun (1933)Thomas H. Wirth, a close friend of Nugent’s during the last years of the artist’s life, has assembled a selection of Nugent’s most important writings, paintings, and drawings—works mostly unpublished or scattered in rare and obscure publications and collected here for the first time. Wirth has written an introduction providing biographical information about Nugent’s life and situating his art in relation to the visual and literary currents which influenced him. A foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. emphasizes the importance of Nugent for African American history and culture.
spark
The more you know. I’d never heard about this person until recently so I sought this out. I haven’t finished it but it’s a fascinating portrait of what wAs like to a black gay artist at the time.
zmejka
This book is a mixture of biography and collected works of Richard Bruce Nugent, the most openly gay writer of the Harlem Renaissance. His 1920s story, "Smoke, Lillies and Jade" has been called the first African-American fictional account regarding homosexuality. The book also includes many photos of Nugent and his gay peers as well as Nugent's artwork.
The book is divided into five sections, emphasizing Nugent's fictional and non-fictional work. However, the best part of the book is the historical introduction; it should have been highlighted somehow. This book is a veritable "Who's Who?" of the Gay Harlem Renaissance. Unfortunately, this excellent documentation of the numerous gay Black authors writing in the early 20th century leaves the impression that little is known about Nugent or little is worth saying. Still, I found myself wanting to read every footnote because they show how much material is out there that has yet to be reviewed scholastically. Heads up, gay studies graduate students!
Though the excerpts of Nugent's writings span a fifty-year period, the grand majority of it comes from the 1930s. Nugent, in "Smoke" and most other writings, was a blatant cheerleader for the Renaissance. I found his work challenging, though at times incredibly boring. It's admitted that his artwork is faux Erte, but it's implied homoeroticism must truly be relished. Be warned that it's very campy. I applaud Nugent in his continual inclusion of women in his artwork, non-fiction, and fiction. You would never have to worry about him saying some foolishness like "Hated it!" Besides, if I read this correctly, Nugent never went to college, yet his writing is quite sophisticated.
Surprisingly, this book reminds me of Little Richard's biography, even though that was written during one of Richard's homophobic stages. Both Richard and Nugent were/are frequently X-rated in order to get laughs and push the envelope on societal norms. Like Dennis Rodman, Nugent swears that because Blacks rejected him, he only pursued "Latins." This fetishization may really disturb gay Latino and Italian-American readers. But remember: gay whites of the era like E.M. Forster also celebrated "difference" in ways that we would now deem politically incorrect.
Skip Gates' forward is scant, but it does reprove his commitment to an anti-homophobic, African-American scholarship. The biographer is a white gay man "interested" in Black culture. Shockingly, he never cites Eric Garber, the non-Black scholar who was the first in gay studies to report on the gay underpinnings of the Harlem Renaissance. It's a shame too, because many of Garber's insights are still useful, yet they go unacknowledged. Wirth includes a section in which Nugent remembers Carl Van Vecten, the gay white celebrity-maker who promoted the Renaissance. This section is confusing and says little. It somewhat re-centers Van Vechten and feels slightly Eurocentric. Still, the biographer has a Ph.D. in chemistry from CalTech yet he writes like the most sophisticated gay studies Ph.D. I give him much credit.
Finally, this book has been categorized under "racially mixed persons." Though it is mentioned that Nugent had some Native American ancestors, interracial romantic liaisons and passing come up much more often than multiracial identity matters in this text.
All people who want to challenge the idea that gayness is a "white thing" or "recent phenomenon" need to read this book.
Dalallador
A fascinating look at a man who is too often overlooked in overviews of the Harlem Renaissance.
lets go baby
The dish and then some.
Pedar
way too forgotten
Ballagar
"Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent" is edited by Thomas H. Wirth, who also wrote the introduction. Also included is a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Over 300 pages long, this book offers a comprehensive and compelling look at Nugent (1906-1987). In his foreword Gates writes that Nugent was "boldly and proudly gay" and that he "linked the black world of the Harlem Renaissance with the gay world of bohemian New York."
Wirth's fascinating, 61 page introduction is full of photos and illustrations. Wirth looks at Nugent's life and work; among the topics covered are Nugent's relationships to other Harlem Renaissance figures and his involvement with the periodical "Fire!!".
A note to the reader tell us that the book includes previously unpublished work taken directly from manuscript. Overall there is a rich selection of material. Among the pieces included in this book are the short story "Smoke, Lilies and Jade," an oft-reprinted piece described as "Nugent's most important work"; poems; an essay entitled "On Harlem" which was written for the Federal Writers' Project in the late 1930s; excerpts from an unpublished novel; and more. There are also many reproductions (both color and black-and-white) of Nugent's artwork.
"Gay Rebel" is a superb contribution to both African-American studies and gay studies. But beyond that it's a very moving tribute to a remarkable cultural figure.
Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent ebook
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Richard Bruce Nugent,Thomas H. Wirth
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