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  • ISBN 0312141122
  • ISBN13 978-0312141127
  • Language English
  • Author Ethan Mordden
  • Publisher St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (February 15, 1996)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats lit docx rtf txt
  • Category LGBT
  • Subcategory Literature and Fiction
  • Size ePub 1994 kb
  • Size Fb2 1981 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 258

"We have traded tales, my buddies and I; of affairs, encounters, secrets, fears, self-promotion-of fantasies that we make real in the telling."

In this, the first volume in Ethan Mordden's acclaimed trilogy on Manhattan gay life, he introduces a small group of friends-Dennis Savage, Little Kiwi, Carlos, and the narrator, Bud-and chronicles their exploration of the new world of gay life and the new people they are in the process of becoming.

In a voice at once ironic, wistful, witty, and profound, Mordden investigates his suspicion that all of gay life is stories and that, somehow or other, all these stories are about love.


I first read Ethan Mordden and "I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore" when it was published in paperback in 1987.

I first read Ethan Mordden and "I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore" when it was published in paperback in 1987. I was twenty and had grown up in a very rural setting and had moved to a fairly large city where here seemed to be something going on, but which I knew nothing about. I found the book at a local store and devoured it the same day having come across something I had never seen before

Start by marking I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Tales . Mordden's first in a trilogy of books that recounts, very easily and genuinely, the basics of gay life in 70s New York City.

Start by marking I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Tales from Gay Manhattan as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. We have traded tales, my buddies and I; of affairs, encounters, secrets, fears, self-promotion-of fantasies that we make real in the telling. I found the book at a local store and devoured it the same day having come across something I had never seen before

Mordden, Ethan, 1947-.

Mordden, Ethan, 1947-. New York : St. Martin's Press. Sequels: Buddies and Everybody loves you. Boxid.

Ethan Mordden investigates the stories that gay life in the city engenders - the fantasies, the secrets, the .

Ethan Mordden investigates the stories that gay life in the city engenders - the fantasies, the secrets, the fears, the joys.

What is surprising about the gay fascination for the misalliance is how many odd couples actually seem rather made for each other, once they hook up. I marvel. When Dennis Savage, that very exponent. of Stonewall-era sexual cosmopolitanism, picked up a youngster at standing room for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, I took it as usual news, at best a passing headline: ALLURING VETERAN NABS NEW BOY IN TOWN. But this was the boy it took four dates to land, and when their spotty rendezvous schedule grew constant, then insistent, I stood by, amused and supportive.

Ethan Mordden is the author of dozens of books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Buddies and I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and numerous other magazines and journals. He lives in Manhattan.

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Author : Ethan Mordden. Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin. Some Men Are Lookers: A Continuation of the "Buddies" Cycle.

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Ylal
This is my second-favorite of the five books in Ethan Mordden's BUDDIES series, my very favorite being the eponymous volume, which was published after this one. "Bud" Mordden and his only-partially-fictional friends muse over gay life in modern (post-Stonewall) Manhattan and its environs. Funny, slightly mannered -- comparisons to Jane Austen are not in vain. People who have admired Mordden's theatrical writings should try this or BUDDIES.
Alien
This was a wonderful book. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants to understand NYC inhabitants better! Especially if you love your books filled with literary references and true insight into why people do, or think, the way they do.
Iraraeal
I loved 'How Long Has This Been Going On' I thought it was a fantastic collection of characters and an accurate and revealing look at the gay lifestyle. The same can be said for this I guess, but in the much more specific microcosm of mainly fire island.Threaded together by a narrator named Bud, the book becomes collected stories from his friends and their varied experiences in and out of love. I couldn't help but wish by the end that the book was a simple straight narrative as opposed to short stories. The problem was that while some were very entertaining, others I found boring, and 22 years after it's been published the ideas no longer resonate as fresh. I think for me, the book is best approached as a time piece of a culture that morphs as quickly as the lights on the dance floor.
Fountain_tenderness
Writer is an engaging teller of tales, but stayed with this theme too long. Tries to make the narrator a sympathetic character, but
he ends up being rather bland and judgmental.
Risky Strong Dromedary
Ethan Mordden's first entry in his decade-long series could easily have stood on its own as simply a collection of short stories, some of which share the same characters and continue situations. Fortunately for us, it is just the beginning, a somewhat modest introdction to his world. He lightheartedly tells of friendship and growing up and painfully yet without bitterness details the diffculty of maintaining a longterm gay relationship in a gay world that is still obsessed with sex and yet falling apart for that very reason. His characters are interesting, well drawn, and extremely well spoken always having the witty response and the snappy one-liner ready in any situation. Like real people, which no doubt they are, this group plans for the future, fears the present, and recalls its youth with fondness. I first read Ethan Mordden and "I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore" when it was published in paperback in 1987. I was twenty and had grown up in a very rural setting and had moved to a fairly large city where here seemed to be something going on, but which I knew nothing about. I found the book at a local store and devoured it the same day having come across something I had never seen before. This wass the real life that I knew existed, but which seemed hidden and forcefully so. While it is not a book to educate the young gay male or the recently out gay male, it does tells not only of gay life in New York before AIDS, but also chronicles the universal establishment of a circle of friends that often becomes family in a most entertaining and literate fashion. Mordden is laugh-out-loud funny at times, culturally superior at times, and even lays on the line some of his great sadnesses and disappointments creating a widely multi-faceted picture of the life he knows and lives
Mysterious Wrench
I recently re-read this book for the second time after reading it when it first was published, almost 20 years ago. I find that this book is both entertaining and interminable. This is a collection of several short stories, and the first to feature stories about the "Family," which feature the characters of Bud, Dennis Savage, Carlo, and Little Kiwi (Virgil). Those stories are the finest in this book. The other stories are a mixed bag -- the final entry, "The Disappearance of Roger Ryder," I couldn't even finish (and I TRIED!). I'm looking forward to "Buddies," and eventually the rest of the books about the "Family."
Winawel
While the title might seem a little trite, it wasn't when the book was published and the vignettes told within are certain to hook the reader into reading and following the exploits of the members of this crew of buddies as they live their lives on the Manhattan-Fire Island axis of the 1970s. I caught myself laughing out loud on the train reading these stories, especially some of the actions of Little Kiwi; the interaction between the characters is so masterful that either Mordden is an incredible chronicler of his surroundings or has one of the most amazing imaginations of any fiction writer ever. The reader can picture the events vividly and they are believable. Highly recommended, and this book will hook you into reading the other three in the series, and hunger for more when they are completed.
This collection of stories is a delight on so many levels. I have probably re-read it 8 times over the years, and each time I enjoy that much more.