Firebird: A Memoir

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September 2000



In his autobiography, poet Mark Doty tells the story of how he became aware of his sexual orientation at the age of ten, and of one family's dissolution through the corrosive powers of alcohol, sorrow, and thwarted desire.


"By the end of Mark Doty's exquisite memoir. "Firebird, " you'll have troublebelieving you haven't read a brilliantly plotted novel by a master offiction. But no made-up story could ever be as gripping as theone Doty tells, And few novelists could tell it this well."-- "San Francisco Chronicle""Supple powerful reading . . . Doty immerses his readers in a gay coming-of-age complicated family meltdown." -- "New York Times Book Review""A beautifully written. hallucinatorily evocative memoir Of growing up gay in baby-boom America."-- "Newsweek""Doty writes with the characteristic Zen calm you find also in his gorgeous poetry."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review""A lyrical, heartfelt, and ultimately haunting account of his early years."--"Washington Post Book Review""His luminous portrait of the artist as a young man also illuminates the currents of his times, and contains a haunting family history."--"Booklist "(starred review)"An American classic....Doty's writing surpasses anything he's ever attempted before and achieves a depth and a clear-eyed splendor that left me bereft and exalted at the same time."--"Salon""By turns lyrically comic and deeply sad."--"Out "magazine"Incandescent....A lasting work of art."--"Time Out"
EAN: 9780060931971
ISBN: 0060931973
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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