The Young and the Evil by Charles Henri-Ford

The Young and the Evil

Note that the correct title of this book is The Young and Evil, not The Young and the Evil as seen in this modern reprint. The same cheap edition hyphenated Ford's last name, something the author never did.A milestone in the history of gay literature and of homosexuality itself, and praised unflinchingly by Djuna Barnes and Gertrude Stein, this stunning and experimental work, first published in 1933 by the Obelisk Press, Paris, is a non-judgement...

Details The Young and the Evil

TitleThe Young and the Evil
Release DateMay 18th, 2020
PublisherThe Olympia Press
GenreLGBT, GLBT, Queer, Fiction, Gay, Classics, Literature, American

Reviews The Young and the Evil

  • mark monday
    one of the first queer books ever published, and still one of the most edgy in its writing style and its protagonists' disinterest in being a part of mainstream society's rituals. the prose is super challenging and also super fun. the narrative is haphazard - a great reflection of the characters' lives.hooray, young and evil, you go! that scene on the bus as the young & evil observe and offend the staid & outraged is brilliant. haha, stupid mains...
  • Jonathan
    As far as I am concerned, to fail to be queer is to fail to be fully human. Queerness is essential in our heteronormative world to engage with, subvert, fuck with gender norms regardless of ones sexual preferences is the righteous duty of all loving and properly sentient citizens. Queer texts (and oh my darlings, this lovely book is so very very queer) get to do things straight texts cant. Finnegans Wake is a wonderfully queer book, perhaps the ...
  • Alvin
    There's a great story in here about bohemian gayboys in early 1930s Manhattan, but it's been rendered nearly unreadable by an annoyingly experimentalist prose style: no punctuation and sentences that range from understandable to ambiguous to utterly mystifying. For all that, it gets two stars rather than one because there are some fascinating scenes (drag ball in Harlem, anyone?) and a few poetic turns of phrase that verge on sheer genius.
  • Roof Beam Reader (Adam)
  • K.
    wallpaper paste