Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent (review)

  title={Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent (review)},
  author={Charles Isidore Nero},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={672 - 676}
  • C. Nero
  • Published 23 June 2004
  • Art
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
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  • Art
    Journal of homosexuality
  • 2018
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  • Art
    PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 2009
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