The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade. USA 2010, 478pp., hardbound, € 27.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, this is the reconstruction of one of the most hidden lives of the 20th century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward maintained a secret sex life from childhood on and documented his experiences in vivid and often funny detail. After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago's notorious South State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. During the early 1960s, Steward changed his identity once again, this time to write exceptionally literate, upbeat pro-homosexual pornography under the name of Phil Andros.