Talk:Harold Brodkey

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Bisexuality?[edit]

Notable Names Database says he admitted to sleeping with men decades ago. Can he be added to bisexual categories?—Preceding unsigned comment added by 143.231.249.137 (talkcontribs)

Yes, it would be fair to say he was bisexual, although he wouldn't have called himself that. He was resistant to strict categorization of sexuality.--ShelfSkewed Talk 14:36, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

IFD discussion[edit]

Image:Hbrodkey.jpg (delete | talk | history | logs) - uploaded by Hcoale (notify | contribs).
  • Is User:Hcoale Howard Coale? And even if so, did he retain the rights to this image or sell them to the New Yorker? It seems more likely the magazine owns the copyright -Nard 20:41, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment I emailed the user to see if he could clarify. His response indicated that he is the artist, and that his recollection is that he drew the image for the New Yorker, but they ended up not using it. I will see if he will send an email to OTRS.--Kubigula (talk) 05:13, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
    • Follow up. I've received no further response from the user. So, at this point we have a user who says he is Howard Coale and that he has the legal right to license the picture as he has. My feeling is that we accept that barring any evidence to the contrary. I'd be happy to forward the email to OTRS if that would help.--Kubigula (talk) 20:21, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Image kept based on WP:AGF -Nv8200p talk 03:49, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I am making a few small changes, nothing significant. Gregory Feeley (talk) 00:00, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Description and categorization of works[edit]

Two quibbles with this article, which could use a lot of help (image is great -- until Wiki lawyers take it down.)

Runaway Soul does use parts of Stories in a Classical Mode. At least part of the long sex story (Orra/Ora) in a changed form, and more, I think.

Women and Angels should be listed under Short Stories, since it contains three short stories. It is a special publication for the Jewish Publication Society but not sure why it rates the dubious Miscellaneous distinction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by GrimbleGrumble (talkcontribs) 20:45, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

If you can correct the information about The Runaway Soul and Stories in an Almost Classical Mode with a concrete example or two, please do. That would be great. (Although I love his early work, I never could get through The Runaway Soul.) Women & Angels is a tough one, because it's neither fish nor fowl. "Ceil" certainly is a short story, but "Lila" and "Angel" I would call novellas. I suppose we could change the first category from "Short-story collections" to "Story collections" and accomodate W&A.--ShelfSkewed Talk 21:53, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Copyright problem[edit]

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Excessive criticism[edit]

The ciriticism section included by IP 74.73.177.95 in Feb 2012 is exclusively negative, it would be good to balance it with positive criticism. He did receive the O. Henry Award twice, so there must be some. --MarioS (talk) 13:12, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

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