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Victor J. Banis
   
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Victor J. Banis


Victor J. Banis is prominent among the great voices of gay erotica of the 20th century.  His charming and sly story-telling first came out in 1964 with the rollicking pot-boiler THE AFFAIRS OF GLORIA from Brandon House.  With the publication of THE WHY NOT from Greenleaf books the following year, his career (and the field of popular gay erotica) flowered and has continued to flourish ever since -- with his work appearing under his own name as well as the following pseudonyms:
Victor Jay, Jay Vickery, Don Holliday, J.X. Williams, Jay Symons, Jay Greene and Jay Dodson, Jay Dodd, Jay Dedd (some of these last three in collaboration with partner Sam Dodd).  
While Banis' THE MAN FROM CAMP books (the gay spy spoof series, written for Greenleaf as Don Holliday, and now in print again from Haworth Press) are perhaps his most widely-known works, it bears mention that his writing is often as touching as it is humorous.  Banis continues to write prolifically in a range of genres and recently has produced a fascinating memoir -- SPINE INTACT, SOME CREASES -- published initially in a limited print run by an Italian university press and as of Spring 2008 in a more widely available American edition.  His witty reflections appear in the ongoing Ezine of Greenleaf editor Earl Kemp.  Recommended reading on Victor Banis would be found in his piece "Paperback Virgin" in Earl Kemp's EL #6, which contains a very nice biographical essay by Lynn Munroe.

Also of interest is an essay by bookseller Brooks Peters reflecting on reading Banis as Jay Greene in his teenage years.


New titles will be added as they become available.  

 
   

 
THE LOVE EXPERT

Victor Jay (Banis)
726 (1965)
FINE / UNREAD
$75/SOLD
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THE BRONZE AND THE WINE

THE BRONZE AND THE WINE
J.X. Williams (Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis)
Signed

A Leisure Book LB 1172 (1966)
VERY GOOD MINUS
Signed
$25/SOLD
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GOTHIC GAYE

GOTHIC GAYE
Don Holliday (Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis)
A Leisure Book LB 1184 (1966)
FINE MINUS
Signed
$80/SOLD
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AC-DC STUD

AC-DC STUD
J.X. Williams (Pseudonym of Victor J. Banis)
Ember Library 371 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS
$45/SOLD
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THE GAY DOGS by Don Holliday (Victor J. Banis)

THE GAY DOGS
Don Holliday (Victor J. Banis)
Ember Library 386 (1967)
NEAR FINE
$60
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SMALL TOWN SEX... TODAY!

SMALL TOWN SEX... TODAY!
Victor J.Banis
Medco (1966)
VERY GOOD ONLY
Signed
$45
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MEN & THEIR BOYS

MEN & THEIR BOYS
Victor J.Banis
Medco (1966)
NEAR FINE OR BETTER
Signed
$50
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THE WATERCRESS FILE by Don Holliday (Victor J. Banis)

THE WATERCRESS FILE
Don Holliday (Victor J. Banis)
Leisure Book LB 1168 (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS OR BETTER (Signed)
$95
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AUTO-EROTIC ACTS AND DEVICES

AUTO-EROTIC ACTS AND DEVICES
Victor Dodson
Medco (1967)
VERY GOOD PLUS
Signed
$45
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THE GAY HAUNT

Victor Jay (Victor J. Banis)
US Traveller's Companion Series
TC 484 (1970)
FINE MINUS
Signed
$95
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Jaybird HIGH JINX!

Jaybird HIGH JINX!
Vol. 1 #1
Circa 1967
FINE MINUS OR BETTER
$95/SOLD
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