John Francisco Rechy (born March 10, 1931) is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. His debut novel City of Night, published in 1963, was a best seller and is widely considered a seminal work in 20th century literature. Drawing on his own background, he has contributed to Chicano literature, notably with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which has been taught in several Chicano literature courses throughout the United States.

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  • John Francisco Rechy (born March 10, 1931) is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. His debut novel City of Night, published in 1963, was a best seller and is widely considered a seminal work in 20th century literature. Drawing on his own background, he has contributed to Chicano literature, notably with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which has been taught in several Chicano literature courses throughout the United States. (en)
  • John Rechy, (El Paso, Texas, 10 de marzo de 1931), escritor estadounidense, sus novelas reflejan sus vivencias como gay. (es)
  • John Rechy (* 10. März 1931 in El Paso, Texas) ist ein US-amerikanischer Autor. Sein erster Roman reflektiert seinen biografischen Hintergrund als homosexueller Mann mit mexikanisch-schottischer Abstammung. Sein literarisches Werk wird der Chicano-Literatur zugerechnet. Rechy ist Hochschullehrer im Master of Professional Writing Program an der University of Southern California. (de)
  • Di origini scozzesi e messicane, dopo anni di vita nomade attraverso gli Stati Uniti d'America si è stabilito a Los Angeles, dove attualmente vive e lavora. Cominciò la sua carriera letteraria nel 1963 con Città di notte (City of Night), nel quale raccontava la sua esperienza di prostituto, best seller internazionale ancor oggi adottato da numerosi corsi di letteratura contemporanea americana: tale romanzo venne definito da Fernanda Pivano come: Tra le altre opere di John Rechy hanno una particolare importanza Numbers, This Day's Death, The Vampires, The Fourth Angel, The Sexual Outlaw, Rushes, Bodies and Souls, Marilyn's Daughter, The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, The Coming of the Night, The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens fino all'ultimo Essays: Beneath the Skin. John Rechy si è occupato anche di teatro, scrivendo numerose pieces, tra le quali ebbe molto successo Tigers Wild. A questa attività ha affiancato anche quella di professore di letteratura e recitazione alla University of Southern California. Molto noto per il suo impegno in favore della causa gay, egli ha ricevuto due premi alla carriera: il PEN-USA-West nel 1997 e il William Whitehead Award di The Publishing Triangle nel 1999. (it)
  • John Rechy (10 de Março de 1934) é um escritor norte-americano, que aborda regularmente temas homossexuais nas suas obras, como em City of Night. (pt)
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  • John Francisco Rechy (born March 10, 1931) is a Mexican American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature. His debut novel City of Night, published in 1963, was a best seller and is widely considered a seminal work in 20th century literature. Drawing on his own background, he has contributed to Chicano literature, notably with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which has been taught in several Chicano literature courses throughout the United States. (en)
  • John Rechy, (El Paso, Texas, 10 de marzo de 1931), escritor estadounidense, sus novelas reflejan sus vivencias como gay. (es)
  • John Rechy (* 10. März 1931 in El Paso, Texas) ist ein US-amerikanischer Autor. Sein erster Roman reflektiert seinen biografischen Hintergrund als homosexueller Mann mit mexikanisch-schottischer Abstammung. Sein literarisches Werk wird der Chicano-Literatur zugerechnet. Rechy ist Hochschullehrer im Master of Professional Writing Program an der University of Southern California. (de)
  • John Rechy (10 de Março de 1934) é um escritor norte-americano, que aborda regularmente temas homossexuais nas suas obras, como em City of Night. (pt)
  • Di origini scozzesi e messicane, dopo anni di vita nomade attraverso gli Stati Uniti d'America si è stabilito a Los Angeles, dove attualmente vive e lavora. Cominciò la sua carriera letteraria nel 1963 con Città di notte (City of Night), nel quale raccontava la sua esperienza di prostituto, best seller internazionale ancor oggi adottato da numerosi corsi di letteratura contemporanea americana: tale romanzo venne definito da Fernanda Pivano come: (it)
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