Norton, Rictor

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NORTON, Rictor

NORTON, Rictor. American, b. 1945. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Gay and lesbian issues. Career: Florida State University, instructor, 1970-72; Gay News, London, England, research editor, 1974-78; Western Publishing Company, London, England, foreign rights manager, 1979-90; engaged in part-time and temporary work, including foreign rights consulting, editing, and design, 1991-95; freelance editor and writer, 1995-. Publications: The Homosexual Literary Tradition: An Interpretation, 1974; Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830, 1992; The Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity, 1997; Mistress of Udolpho: The Life of Ann Radcliffe, 1999. EDITOR: My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries, 1998; Gothic Readings, 2000. Contributor to books, scholarly journals and periodicals. Author of columns and book reviews, and a website on gay history. Address: 29 Huddleston Rd, Tufnell Park, London N7 0AD, England. Online address: [email protected]