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Backlash!      July-August 2014

Larry Mitchell, Novelist of New York Gay Life

LARRY MITCHELL helped clear the way for many of us, even if we didn’t know it. When I met Larry in 2008 to interview him for this magazine, we discovered that we had grown up thirty miles apart in Indiana (“It was a nightmare!” he exclaimed, and I agreed). Only after I made my way to graduate school in Indiana, and then to New York, and then onto the faculty of the College of Staten Island, CUNY, did I learn that I’d been following Larry around my whole life.

Matt Brim is assistant professor of queer studies in the English Department at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.

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