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Jeb and Dash : a diary of gay life, 1918-1945 / edited by Ina Russell.

; Russell, Ina
Boston : Faber and Faber, [1993] .
ISBN 9780571198177, 0571198473, 0571198171, 9780571198474

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman Special Collections
HQ75.8.A74 A3 1993 Available
Gelman stacks
HQ75.8.A74 A3 1993 Available Request
LIB stacks
HQ75.8.A74 A3 1993 Available Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
HQ75.8.A74 A3; 1994 Available Request
Founders Library stacks
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Other Authors Russell, Ina.
Subjects Alexander, Jeb, 1899-1965
Alexander, Jeb, 1899-1965 -- Diaries.
Dasham, C. C.
Gay men -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Gay men.
Manners and customs.
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 20th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs.
Description 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
Notes Bound in quarter blue cloth with tan paper over boards; illustrated dust-jacket.
Summary "It occurred to me today with something of a shock how horrible it would be for this diary of mine to be pawed over and read unsympathetically after I am dead, by those incapable of understanding ... And then the thought of the one thing even more dreadful and terrible than that--for my diary never to be read by the one person who would or could understand. For I do want it to be read--there is no use concealing the fact--by somebody who is like me, who would understand. Jeb Alexander was a gay man who lived in Washington, D.C., during the first half of the twentieth century. From 1918, when he was nineteen years old, until the late 1950s, he chronicled his daily life engagingly and unsparingly, leaving behind a unique record of ordinary gay life before Stonewall, a history that has remained largely hidden until now. Jeb came of age as the century did, witnessing and recording political and social change from the position of insider as an editor for the U.S. Government and outsider as a gay man. Painfully shy, and frustrated in his ambition to be a novelist by writer's block, Jeb turned to his diary as a way of expressing himself as well as recording events, creating a full emotional self-portrait and unforgettable sketches of the men who made up his lively circle of friends. Jeb and Dash also details the joy and anguish of an extraordinary on-and-off love affair between Jeb and C.C. Dasham (Dash), whom he met in college and with whom he remained friends throughout his life. A rare and important historical document, a beautifully written memoir, a love story, an ode to old Washington, D.C., Jeb and Dash is a remarkable find and an enduring literary achievement."--Book jacket.
Contents Armistice -- The Roaring Twenties -- The Great Depressing -- The Second World War.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Washington (D.C.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28547453
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Alexander, Jeb, 1899-1965.
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