Most recent books:
The two most recent books, published in 2011, are Oresteia: The Medwin-
Shelley Translation and a double-decker: Prometheus Bound, The Medwin-Shelley Translation plus Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The Man Who Wrote
Frankenstein was published in 2007 — it was very favorably reviewed: by Camille Paglia in her
Salon.com column of 14 March 2007. For descriptions visit the Pagan Press Booklist.
To visit the Frankenstein Pages click here.
first Pagan Press book was a reprint of Edward Carpenter's legendary
anthology of romantic friendship, Ioläus,
a work that had
been out of print for over half a century.
was followed in 1983 by a collection of writings by John Addington
Symonds, a pioneer spokesman for homosexual emancipation. It was
entitled Male Love: A Problem in Greek
Ethics and Other Writings,
and was a Centennial Edition — 100 years after Symonds
published A Problem in Greek Ethics
in an edition of only 10
copies. Male Love and Ioläus were both chosen by
Richard Hall, literary editor of The
Advocate, as among the
ten best gay books of the years they were published.
1986 Pagan Press published Death Rush:
Poppers and AIDS by
John Lauritsen and Hank Wilson. This little book (64 pages) warned
gay men of the dangers of the nitrite inhalants (or “poppers”).
of these first three books have been out of print for many years.
The seven books that are currently available are described in this Booklist. These books can be ordered directly
from Pagan Press using PayPal (see Booklist) — or, they can be purchased from Calamus books in
Boston (617 338-1931) or from Amazon.com.
Pagan Press is a very small press, it has an excellent record. All of
its books have been extensively and favorably reviewed. All of them
have at least broken even from sales, and two titles — Poison
By Prescription and The AIDS War
— were best
sellers, by the standards of serious, non-fiction, small press books.
Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935)
first book, co-authored with David Thorstad, was The Early
Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935) (Times
Change Press 1974).
It was in print for at least three decades, and was also a best
seller for a serious, small press book. A 1995 press release,
announcing a second revised edition, describes it here.