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Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath
     

Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited: AIDS and Its Aftermath

by Andrew Holleran
 

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ISBN-10: 0786720395

ISBN-13: 2900786720391

Pub. Date: 05/12/2008

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Andrew Holleran's Ground Zero, first published in 1988 and consisting of 23 essays written during the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, was hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the best dispatches from the epidemic's height." Twenty years later, AIDS has claimed the lives of 450,000 gay men as well as 22 million others, and HIV/AIDS remains a global health

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Andrew Holleran's Ground Zero, first published in 1988 and consisting of 23 essays written during the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, was hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the best dispatches from the epidemic's height." Twenty years later, AIDS has claimed the lives of 450,000 gay men as well as 22 million others, and HIV/AIDS remains a global health challenge. With HIV diagnoses among gay men again climbing, Andrew Holleran, asked to republish Ground Zero, returns with what is, essentially, a new book.

Now both a retrospective consideration of the era and the literature it produced and an assessment of what was lost, and what remains, Chronicle of a Plague, Revisited assembles twenty-four of Holleran's famed Christopher Street essays, all carefully revisited and framed by an expansive new introduction. At every moment in this book, Holleran marshals his inimitable talents as an observer, reporter, and writer to simultaneously capture and assess a historical moment that still informs and defines today's world-particularly its community of homosexuals, which, arguably, is still under the shadow of devastation wrought by the arrival of the AIDS epidemic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900786720391
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Circles     15
Bedside Manners     29
Snobs at Sea     37
The Room     47
Little Boats     57
Talking to O.     69
Reading and Writing     77
Sheridan Square     87
The Names of Flowers     97
Ties     107
The Fear     117
Tragic Drag     129
Beauty NOW     139
My Little Trojan     155
Ground Zero     161
Cleaning My Bedroom     173
Emmanuel's Loft     185
Tuesday Nights     201
Trust     209
The Way We Live Now     219
The Incredible Shrinking City     227
Walking New York     237
Bobby's Grave     247
Stars     257

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