Allen Ellenzweig is an arts critic and cultural commentator currently researching the life of twentieth-century photographer George Platt Lynes. He is a contributing writer to the Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide and has published in Art in America, PASSION: The Magazine of Paris, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and the online magazine, TABLET. He teaches in the Writing Program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York. George Stambolian (1938-1991) was professor of French at Wellesley University and editor of Twentieth Century French Fiction: Essays for Germaine Bree and, with Elaine Marks, Homosexualities and French Literature: Cultural Contexts/Critical Texts.
Allen Ellenzweig's long, thorough text is a model of scholarship that succeeds in interweaving the evolution of gay culture and how it related to changes in the culture at large, with art history. Los Angeles Times [A] handsome volume... stimulating and highly readable.Oxford Art JournalOxford Art JournalOxford Art Journal Oxford Art Journal An important contribution to the understanding of contemporary gay expression and sexual politics... A seriously researched and broadly conceived study of the subject. Highly recommended.Choice Choice