Search - List of Books by Lars Eighner

Lars Eighner (born 25 November 1948) is the author of Travels with Lizbeth, a memoir of homelessness in the American Southwest during the late 1980s; the included essay "On Dumpster Diving," which is widely anthologized both at full length and in abridged form under the title "My Daily Dives in the Dumpster"; Pawn to Queen Four, a novel; Lavender Blue: How to Write and Sell Gay Men's Erotica, also published as Elements of Arousal (an early edition includes an introduction by noted erotica author John Preston ); Gay Cosmos, a work of gay theory; and numerous short works of gay men's erotica, collected under various titles.

Lars Eighner was born Laurence Vail Eighner in Corpus Christi, Texas, the son of Alice Elizabeth Vail Eighner (later Harlow) and Lawrence Clifton Eighner, and the grandson of the Texas poets Alice Ewing Vail (The Big Thicket) and John Arthur Vail (John Vail Ballads). He grew up in Houston, Texas, and was graduated from Lamar High School in 1966. He studied creative writing under George Williams of Rice University at the Corpus Christi Fine Arts Colony, and attended the University of Texas at Austin, doing major work in ethnic studies.

Eighner began writing for publication in the early 1980s. By that time he was generally known as Lars, the result of having worked in a small office with two Larrys. Because in early writing attempts he had been confused with Black Mountain poet Larry Eigner, Eighner used 'Lars' for writing. His first book was a collection of short stories, Bayou Boy and Other Stories (Gay Sunshine Press, 1985). In the late 1980s, he and his dog Lizbeth became homeless, and his experiences as a homeless person in Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California, and places in between are the subject of Travels with Lizbeth. Eighner was elected to the Texas Institute of Letters in 1994.
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Total Books: 18
Travels with Lizbeth Three Years on the Road and on the Streets
2013 - Travels with Lizbeth Three Years on the Road and on the Streets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250036254
ISBN-10: 1250036259
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Zgelloses Vorspiel
2006 - Zgelloses Vorspiel (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783861877653
ISBN-10: 3861877651
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California College
2004 - California College (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783861877455
ISBN-10: 3861877457
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Lavender Blue How to Write and Sell Gay Men's Erotica
1998 - Lavender Blue How to Write and Sell Gay Men's Erotica (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780938743019
ISBN-10: 0938743015
Genres: Reference, Gay & Lesbian
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Wank The Tapes
1998 - Wank the Tapes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563335884
ISBN-10: 1563335883
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Pawn to Queen Four
1997 - Pawn to Queen Four (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312151881
ISBN-10: 0312151888
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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American Prelude
1996 - American Prelude (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563331701
ISBN-10: 1563331705
Genre: Gay & Lesbian
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Pawn to Queen Four
1995 - Pawn to Queen Four (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312135812
ISBN-10: 0312135815
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Qsfx2
1995 - Qsfx2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563332784
ISBN-10: 1563332787
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Gay Cosmos
1995 - Gay Cosmos (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563332364
ISBN-10: 1563332361
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Whispered in the Dark
1995 - Whispered in the Dark (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563332869
ISBN-10: 1563332868
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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Travels With Lizbeth Three Years on the Road and on the Streets
1994 - Travels with Lizbeth Three Years on the Road and on the Streets (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780449909430
ISBN-10: 0449909433
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 11

Elements of Arousal How to Write and Sell Gay Men's Erotica
1994 - Elements of Arousal How to Write and Sell Gay Men's Erotica (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563332302
ISBN-10: 1563332302
Genre: Reference
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
 2

Travels With Lizbeth
1993 - Travels with Lizbeth (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312099268
ISBN-10: 0312099266
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 8

Bayou Boy
1993 - Bayou Boy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563330841
ISBN-10: 1563330849
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
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BMOC
1993 - Bmoc (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781563330773
ISBN-10: 1563330776
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Gay & Lesbian
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Travels with Lizbeth
Travels with Lizbeth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747517641
ISBN-10: 0747517649
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Bayou Boy and Other Stories
Bayou Boy and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780917342066
ISBN-10: 0917342062
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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