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Philip Sparrow Tells All: Lost Essays by Samuel Steward, Writer, Professor, Tattoo Artist
Samuel Steward
Edited by Jeremy Mulderig and wth a Foreword by Justin Spring

256 pages | 17 halftones | ©2015

 

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ISBN: 9780226304717

 

Cloth List Price $75.00 | ISBN: 9780226304540 December 2015
Paper $20.00 | ISBN: 9780226304687 December 2015

 

“This remarkable collection assembles Steward’s essays for an unlikely venue: the Illinois Dental Journal. Steward, a once-neglected figure in queer history, palled around with Gertrude Stein, kept a ‘stud file’ of his sexual conquests, and ran a successful tattoo parlor catering to sailors. In 1944, he was asked by his dentist, the journal’s editor, to write a column providing a ‘worm’s-eye view’ of dentistry. The essays that followed, under the pen name Philip Sparrow, were elegantly constructed, bitingly funny, and likely to be utterly baffling to the original readership—particularly the coded gay references.’”—Publishers Weekly

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