August 28, 1994
Once again you puzzle your readers of average, normal nature, your readers most numerous, with the absurd (language) reflected in Wayne Koestenbaum's "review" of that literary treasure, "Gay New York" by George Chauncey (Aug. 7). Was it not only two weeks ago a featured review in your Book Review Section took your avid reader through the wonders of two books introducing us to the world of black male homosexuality? I think it was only two weeks ago. It seems like yesterday! You can't imagine how few of us need to be reminded of the "continuing centrality of gender inversion to gay culture; the flaming fairy, though he seems a mere stereotype to be discarded or 'transcended,' is actually a resonant provocateur, ignored at our peril."