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Barr, James (James Fugaté) (1922-1995)  
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Fugaté then returned to his mother in Kansas, where he became a newspaper reporter/photographer--and enjoyed much sex. But after his mother's death in the early 1970s he collected his inheritance and returned to New York. There something occurred that years later he still could not reveal, but appears to have required him to do five years of hospital work. He returned to Oklahoma to do the hospital work. But instead of five, he worked ten years and retired with a small pension.

Fugaté died on March 28, 1995 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

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Although Quatrefoil was welcomed by gay activists on its original publication, it seems less positive to today's reader. As Samuel Steward wrote in his introduction to the 1982 edition, "The world of Froelich and Danelaw is . . . somewhat puzzling to the modern reader who comes across it thirty years later. He finds it difficult to understand. Yet here laid out in Quatrefoil is a graphic and accurate picture of the secrecy and concealment that was necessary in those days."

James Fugaté's participation in the gay movement lasted only a relatively brief period in the 1950s. Yet his impact was strong, and his literary works are important for their illumination of a crucial time in the emerging movement for glbtq equality.

Hubert Kennedy

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Austen, Roger. Playing the Game: The Homosexual Novel in America. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1977.

Barr, James. "James Barr: Warts and All." Three-page typescript, 1990.

_____. Quatrefoil. With a new epilogue by the author. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1991.

Kennedy, Hubert. "Quatrefoil Broke New Ground." The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review 3(1) (1996): 22-24.

_____. A Touch of Royalty: Gay Author James Barr. San Francisco: Peremptory Publications Ebook, 2002.


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    Author: Kennedy, Hubert  
    Entry Title: Barr, James (James Fugaté)  
    General Editor: Claude J. Summers  
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