Mr. Benson: A Novel - John Preston (2004)
ISBN 9781573441940
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Gay men - Fiction; Leather bars - Fiction; Sadomasochism - Fiction
Publisher Cleis Press
Publication Date 8/3/2004
Format Paperback (201 x 140 mm)
Language English
Plot
A classic of modern gay S/M fiction, Mr. Benson is the compelling story of a young man's quest for the perfect master. In a West Village leather bar, he finds wealthy, sophisticated, exacting Aristotle Benson, who leads him down the path of erotic enlightenment, teaching him to accept cruelty as love, anguish as affection, and ultimately, Mr. Benson as his master.

If John Preston, the masterly, handsome author of more than 30 books, was himself a gay icon, his character Mr. Benson defined the culture of gay sex for an entire generation. When Mr. Benson first appeared in the pre-AIDS early 1980s, its unabashed celebration of male sexuality made it a cult favorite among gay men, many of whom wore T-shirts declaring that they were "looking for Mr. Benson." The novel's fresh voice and insights into identity, desire, power, and love influenced a generation of writers and editors, including Anne Rice, Samuel Delany, Michael Lowenthal, Laura Antoniou, and Joan Nestle.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1697
Rating 0
Read It Yes
Loaned To 664
Loan Date 12/21/2009
Due Date 1/11/2010
Overdue Yes
Links Amazon
Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3566.R412 .M7 2004
Dewey 813.54
Cover Price $14.95
No. of Pages 200