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Montrose Voice, No. 97, September 3, 1982 - File 019. 1982-09-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3371/show/3356.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 97, September 3, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date September 3, 1982
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 019
Transcript 18 Montrose voice / September 3.1982 Books 'Spartan' is Fun to Read THE SPARTAN by Don Harriaon. Alyson Publications, $5.95. Available through Wilde & Stein, 802 Westheimer. Reviewed by Daniel Curzon International Gay News Agency As I write this review, the Gay Games of 1982 is about to be held in San Francisco, but the U.S. Olympic Committee won't allow the use of the word "Olympics" is 'T(ie SPARTAN Dom Harrison this gay event. How dare anyone refuse to let gay people use the word when gay people were a major element in Greek life? Well, times certainly change. It's these homophobes who should read The Spartan. It's an easy read that make ancient Greek customs come to life, no small accomplishment. Sometimes historical novels can be crammed with far too many historical facts for their own sake, but Don Harrison does a good job of taking us on a tour of ancient Sparta, Hellas, and other parts of the past without forgetting his main purpose—to tell a story. The tale traces the episodic lite ot a young wrestler, Pantarkes, as he strives for glory in the games. The writer is especially good at de-my Btifiying the glamor of sports, showing the tears, the torn tendons, and the transitoriness. He doesn't idealize the past either. Losers are treated with contempt; women have no rights, not even the right to attend the Olympics. If you think that sports are pretty trivial preoccupations for grown-ups, as I do, you may not like the focus of this novel. Yet there is a coarse narrative vitality to the whole book that keeps one reading. The sexual behavior of the characters is treated intelligently. Some of the characters are homosexual, some bisexual, some heterosexual. Pantarkes, the hero, likes men, but he knows that he must eventually marry and produce offspring, in accordance with his society's expectations. The occasional sex scenes are natural, thank God, not the usual panting disproportions of most gay magazine fiction. The weaknesses of the book include rushed clusters of dialogue that do not read like anything any human has ever said, as well as a tendency to rush dramatic moments. There is likewise a certain pulp flavor to it all, with the author having his wrestler-hero crack a neck whenever the action is about to stall. Nevertheless I would recommend this novel. It has a good story, with a twist at the end; it teaches something about gay history; and it's just long enough. It may not be art, but it's enjoyable for its own sake. MONTROSE CLOGGERS .KINDRED- LABOR DAY SEPTEMBER 6th - 8:30 & C&W DANCE LESSONS ...OF COURSE 5245 Buffalo Speedway at Bissonnet 665-9756 UNDETECTABLE With your natural weave—you're going to look better, feel better, and act better. You'll be a winner. And everyone loves a winner. What are you waiting for? With our natural weave you can 1. SWIM in it 2. SLEEP in it 3. ROMANi The Hair Weavers, Inc. Houston Office 1200 S. Post Oak Rd., Suite 420 Houston, Texas 77056 (713) 622-3290 Call our Representatives Call tomorrow for a no obligation personal interview. THE HAIR WEAVERS Suite 420, 1200 South Post Oak Rd., Houston 77056 [ ] Please send free literature on your hair weaving technique. Name _ . Address _ Phone City Stale ZIP .
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