Upon his recent death, I realized I had matriculated in the Barney Rosset School of Literature. Publishers played a unique role for the '60s. They set the curriculum for a generation of curious and avaricious readers such as myself.
Edmund White's City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960's and 70's reveals an unabashedly ambitious artist coming to terms with free love and gay liberation. It could be called Gay Sex in the City.