'The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy' by James Purdy

To those lucky saps who find themselves in possession of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy (Liveright Publishing): be warned. The temptation to belly up to all 58 stories, written between the late 1930s and 2003, may be overwhelming. Eager readers who opt to binge will discover that Purdy’s particular prose is best consumed… read more

Christmas with James Purdy

“I’m not going to argue that Purdy’s writing is for everyone—I don’t imagine James would have, either—but when Sontag wrote in the 1960s that he was ‘indisputably one of the half-dozen or so living American writers worth taking seriously,’ she was on to something.”… read more

In Memoriam @ 2010 Lambda Literary Awards

This video screened at the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards in New York City on May 27, 2010. The short film documents the LGBT/Queer literary lives we lost over the course of the year including E. Lynn Harris, James Purdy, Mary Wilbon, Ai, and Roberta Sandburg, among many others. May their literary legacy continue to… read more