|1. INTRODUCTION: COMING OUT AND GAY NOVELS1|
|Male Homoeroticism in American Novels3|
|The Emergence of Gay Novels5|
|Coming Out: The Gay Hero's Journey9|
|Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance
as Stages of Coming Out14|
|The Six Novels Examined in This Work22|
|2. DENIAL: FALCONER AND CITY OF NIGHT27|
|Exercise: Identifying Denial49|
|3. ANGER: GIOVANNI'S ROOM53|
|Exercise: Identifying Anger70|
|Exercise: Expressing Anger71|
|4. BARGAINING: THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY73|
|Religious Approaches to Bargaining77|
|Psychological Approaches to Bargaining85|
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Book title: Embracing a Gay Identity:Gay Novels as Guides.
Contributors: Wilfrid R. Koponen - Author.
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1993.
Page number: vii.
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