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He is professor of English at the Graduate Center of the city University of New York & lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)

Includes the names: Wayne Kostenbaum, Wayne Koestenbaum

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Works by Wayne Koestenbaum

Andy Warhol (2001) 169 copies
Humiliation (2011) 108 copies
My 1980s and Other Essays (2013) 82 copies
Hotel Theory (2007) 47 copies
Figure It Out: Essays (2020) 39 copies
The Anatomy of Harpo Marx (2012) 17 copies

Associated Works

The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contributor — 292 copies
Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories (1946) — Contributor — 203 copies
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Contributor — 187 copies
The Best American Poetry 1995 (1995) — Contributor — 163 copies
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits (1605) — Contributor — 159 copies
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contributor — 138 copies
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contributor — 88 copies
The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave (2000) — Contributor — 82 copies
Constructing Masculinity (1995) — Contributor — 75 copies
Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction (2007) — Contributor — 58 copies
The Collected Poems: A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text (2013) — Translator, some editions — 57 copies
Wonderlands: Good Gay Travel Writing (2004) — Contributor — 40 copies

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read only bits incl. chapter on Lana Turner.
 
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monicaberger | 1 other review | Jan 22, 2024 |
More a poem than a novel. Really nice turns of phrase and a unique subject trapped in a crappy story about nothing told by a narrator who we have no reason to root for. The only emotional channel into Theo is his choice of pieces for the Aigues-Mortes program.
 
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albertgoldfain | Sep 28, 2019 |
Koestenbaum veers wildly from incredible insight on Warhol's life, work, and career to tedious intellectual wankery -- often two or three times in the course of a page. Sometimes it's fascinating, and sometimes you can do nothing but roll your eyes.

Definitely worth reading, but I'd highly recommend reading Bockris' Warhol bio first. That one supplies the facts; this one emphasizes theory (and Koestenbaum's personal reaction to Warhol). Don't turn to this first as a comprehensive (or even brief but complete) Warhol bio.… (more)
 
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