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Loss within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS

ISBN13: 9780299170745
ISBN: 0299170748
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Published Date:
Pages: 312
Average Goodreads rating: 4.24/5 (12 ratings)

"A searing, and often bitingly funny collection of personal essays by almost two dozen writers—John Berendt, Brad Gooch, Allan Gurganus, and Sarah Schulman among them— Loss within Loss remembers over twenty creative artists lost to AIDS in the past twenty years, including poet James Merrill, filmmaker Derek Jarman, and painter and writer David Wojnarowicz. Rather than being a harrowing, in-the-trenches account of AIDS . . . Loss within Loss is a reflective, self-possessed, and frequently inspiring testimonial, benefiting from the perspective that only time provides."—David Bahr, The Advocate

Author Biography: Edmund White is the award-winning author of The Married Man, The Farewell Symphony, Genet, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, A Boy's Own Story, and several other books. He is professor of creative writing at Princeton University.