Other Literary Forms
Larry Kramer’s career began as a screenwriter for Hollywood studios, with Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (1966), Women in Love (1969, an adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s novel), Lost Horizon (1973, an adaptation of James Hilton’s novel), and several unproduced screenplays. His novel, Faggots (1978) first gained him national recognition, although Kramer will probably be best remembered for his gay activism as reflected in his nonfiction work, Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist (1989, revised in 1994 as Reports from the Holocaust: The Story of an AIDS Activist). He has also published a short story, “Mrs. Tefillin,” an excerpt from his unfinished novel The American People, which he began in 1978. This story appears in The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994), edited by David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell.