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Last Watch of the Night


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März 2014

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Tender and passionate autobiographical essays by National Book Award winner Paul Monette

“Does it go too fast?” Monette asks about life at the beginning of one piece. The answer is a resounding “yes” for the individuals who populate this stunning work of nonfiction. These ten autobiographical essays memorialize those whose lives have been claimed by AIDS. Following Becoming a Man and Borrowed Time, Last Watch of the Night is Monette’s third and final self-portrait. In this collection, he confronts death—those of lovers and friends, and even his own eventual demise—with both bravery and compassion.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

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“Brimming with outrage yet tender, this is a ‘remarkable book.’ ” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

“In a collection of ten essays, Monette writes passionately of life with lovers Roger and Steve, his grief over their early deaths from AIDS, the moral imperative of libraries to actively combat forces of censorship, and the anguish and anger caused by the AIDS holocaust. Reflecting upon his life, Monette poignantly confesses ‘I know why I’ve been pulling out the scrapbooks these last weeks, because the journey has suddenly stalled. The road doesn’t go any further, the bridges are all washed out, or maybe I’ve just gone overboard in a squall.’ ” —Library Journal
EAN: 9781480473874
Untertitel: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Open Road Media
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2014
Seitenanzahl: 310 Seiten
Format: epub eBook
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