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Loss within Loss

Artists in the Age of AIDS

Edmund White (editor)

ISBN: 9780299170745

Publication Date: Feb 2002

Format: Paperback

When an artist dies we face two great losses: the person and the work he did not live to do. This book is a moving collaboration by some of America's most eloquent writers, who supply wry, raging, sorrowful, and buoyant accounts of artist friends and lovers struck down by AIDS.
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When an artist dies we face two great losses: the person and the work he did not live to do. This book is a moving collaboration by some of America's most eloquent writers, who supply wry, raging, sorrowful, and buoyant accounts of artist friends and lovers struck down by AIDS. These essayists include Maya Angelou, Alan Gurganus, Brad Gooch, John Berendt, Craig Lucas, Robert Rosenblum, and 18 others. Many of the subjects of the essays were already prominent - James Merrill, Paul Monette, David Wojnarowicz - but many others died young, before they were able to fulfil the promise of their lives and art. "Loss Within Loss" spans all of the arts and includes portraits of choreographers, painters, poets, actors, playwrights, sculptors, editors, composers, and architects. This text is published in association with the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, a national organization that preserves art works created by artists living with HIV or lost to AIDS. "Loss Within Loss" stands as a reminder of the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on the arts community and as a survey of that devastation.

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A poignant reminder of the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on the arts. - Krista Ivy, Library Journal "A searing, and often bitingly funny collection of personal essays by almost two dozen writers - John Barendt, 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.... A reflective, self-possessed, and frequently inspiring testimonial, benefiting from the perspective that only time provides." - David Bahr, The Advocate
Illustrations 27 b&w illustrations
Pages 312
Date Published 28 Feb 2002
Publisher The University of Wisconsin Press
Subject/s Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers   Literary studies: from c 1900 -   Individual artists, art monographs   Biography & True Stories   AIDS: social aspects  
Edmund White is professor of creative writing at Princeton University and the author of The Married Man, A Boy's Own Story, and many other books. In Cooperation with the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, a project of the Alliance for the Arts

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