Twenty-three writers join together to explore the life and work of Larry Kramer, pioneer AIDS activist and acclaimed author of The Normal Heart and Faggots, in this original collection. The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, producer, novelist, playwright, and co-founder of GMHC and founder of ACT-UP is one of the few visible gay role models we have for young people today. This unique volume focuses on Kramer as activist, writer, and personality. A controversial figure in the worlds of activism and letters, Kramer embodies the phrase, "the personal is political." This collection proves the impossibility of separating the activist from the writer and why perceptions of Kramer run from genius to provocateur.
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"...Kramer is a pioneer, a steadfast and welcome curmudgeon, a prophet who has goaded politicians and many, many gay people to action." --The New York Times Book Review
"A striking portrait of an angry, determined and sometimes vicious activist whose impact is still being measured....Full of intimate and insightful nuggets." --Salon
"A captivating exploration not only of Larry Kramer, but also of the gay community's response to AIDS, of gay culture more generally, and of the issues of merging activism and art." --Lesbian and Gay New York
"The list of contributors corralled by editor Lawrence D. Mass reads like a who's who of contemporary queer literature...a compilation that casts Kramer as the curmudgeonly gay hero of our time." --The Advocate
"If you are interested in the original workings of ACT UP, the inside dope on GMHC, a blow-by-blow treatment of Faggots, and more dishing than you can shake a stick at, then you will like this book. Run out and buy it; it will be money well spent." --Lambda Book Report
"A biographical and critical study of American writer and AIDS activist Larry Kramer is long overdue, and this lively collection of essays goes some way towards filling the gap...[a] provocative tribute." --Gay TimesAbout the Author:
Lawrence D. Mass is a physician, writer and activist. He is a co-founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis.
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Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0312177046
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312177046
Descrizione libro Palgrave Macmillan. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0312177046 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0133835
Descrizione libro U.S.A.: Palgrave Macmillan, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. AS NEW Hardcover in AS NEW, Unclipped Dust jacket. This rare, collectible copy is Personally Inscribed by Larry Maas, editor of this collection/tribute to the late Larry Kramer; 1997 St Martin’s Press 1ST Edition;1ST Printing in FLAWLESS,GIFT QUALITY CONDITION. Copy is personally inscribed boldly in black ink by the editor directly on FFEP. Copy is otherwise completely unmarked, fresh and immaculate. Text block is clean, square and tight. FLAWLESS DJ, front flap has $29.95 price intact, shows NO shelfwear of any kind. DJ is now in clear Brodart archival jacket (easily removable, if desired). Pages are fresh, white, crisp, bright. Cloth cover boards, binding, spine, corners and endpapers are all in Flawless condition. NO unsightly remainder or publisher overstock marks such as black lines, slashes or red circles or stamps on top or bottom of book; no bookplates, prior owner signatures, gift inscriptions, underlining, notes or highlighting; no missing, soiled or damaged pages. In this original collection, 23 authors ranging from Tony Kushner to Calvin Trillin explore the life and work of Larry Kramer, pioneer AIDS activist and acclaimed author of the Normal Heart and Faggots. An Academy-award nominated screenwriter, producer, novelist, playwright and political activist (co-founder of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT-UP), Larry Kramer was a significant figure who made a major impact on the cultural and political landscape of late 20th century America. Ships immediately, wrapped properly in bubblewrap and shipped in special box with protective padding by an experienced book dealer.Very Fine Signed First Printing. Inscribed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria ABE-15212407307
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97803121770411.0