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Holleran, Andrew

Works: 31 works in 153 publications in 9 languages and 5,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Gay fiction  Novels  Drama  Humorous fiction  Biography  Medical drama  Short stories  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3558.O3496, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Andrew Holleran
Most widely held works by Andrew Holleran
Dancer from the dance : a novel by Andrew Holleran( Book )

55 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This haunting, brilliant novel is about a young man's obsessional search for love in the gay world. Malone is beautiful, kind, and good, adored and desired by all who know him. He is the subject of gossip and of dreams by the displaced homosexuals who inhabit this frenzied world. But Malone remains elusive and untouchable, a Galahad searching for his Holy Grail. In his quest he travels from encounters of romantic tenderness to the most hellish scenes of sexual hungers"--Jacket
Grief by Andrew Holleran( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pensive, creative, and haunting novel that speaks expressly to the heart without sentimentality, by the author of Dancer from the Dance (1978), an important novel from the 1970s-'80s gay-lit renaissance. The title of Holleran's new novel states its theme. He offers the story of a middle-aged gay man heading to Washington, D.C., to live and teach for a short term, to get away from his hometown after his mother's death. He takes a room in an elegant townhouse owned by another middle-aged gay man, who is slowly and quietly grieving over the loss of youthful energy, attractiveness, and prowess. While living in Washington and commiserating with his landlord and the friend they have in common over the loss of lives the tsunami of AIDS caused in the '80s, he rather accidentally picks up a volume containing the letters of Mary Todd Lincoln, and he is taken by her grief and sense of displacement after her husband's death and ends up reading every page. His plan, however, especially in coming to Washington, is to start life over again, which Mrs. Lincoln was never able to do--her grief and loneliness became a deep well from which she couldn't escape. Holleran's "message"--That grief is never avoidable for any of us--is so sensitively rendered that it never impedes the swift development of the story line. - from Booklist (ALA)
The normal heart by Larry Kramer( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the onset of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, the agonizing fight to get political and social recognition of its problems, and the toll exacted on private lives. 2 acts, 16 scenes, 13 men, 1 woman, 1 setting--Información proporcionada por el editor comercial
The beauty of men : a novel by Andrew Holleran( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loneliness of an aging homosexual. All his friends have died of AIDS and at his age one does not make new friends easily. He feels out of the picture, especially as he is of the old school--discreet. Not even his mother knows he is gay
Nights in Aruba by Andrew Holleran( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul is torn between two parallel worlds. He is the dutiful son of aging, upper-middle-class parents living in Florida, and a homosexual man plunged deliriously into the world of New York City's bars, baths, and one-night stands. With wry humor and subtle lyricism, Holleran reveals the tragedy and comedy of one man's struggle to come to terms with middle age, homosexuality, truth, love, and life itself [from the publisher]
In September, the light changes : the stories of Andrew Holleran by Andrew Holleran( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories about homosexuals. In one, a man reflects with nostalgia back to the gay scene in the 1970s, another is on a bitchy group of New York fashion queens, while a third is on a man with HIV
Ground zero by Andrew Holleran( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Finnish and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holleran has lived the kind of fast-lane gay life, as he says, now wept over in doctors' offices. He knows that desires haven't changed, but the consequences of those desires have. From the porno movie houses to his own bedroom on St. Marks Place, Holleran tells of his last trick, good sex/bad sex, fear, despair--and hope. He says outright what others secretly think, bringing out into the open the nightmares and the enduring passions
Chronicle of a plague, revisited : AIDS and its aftermath by Andrew Holleran( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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."--Jacket
A queer reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality - a gay version of Bartlett's Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo's sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before."--Jacket
Fresh men 2 : new voices in gay fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With equal parts sensitivity and irreverence, Fresh Men 2 speaks to a broad range of gay experiences. From coming out to coming of age to finding love and living in a post-gay world, these 20 extraordinary stories highlight the complexities of how we live today."--Jacket
Men on men 4 : best new gay fiction by George Stambolian( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obsessed : a flesh and the word collection of gay erotic memoirs( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the sexual front lines of gay erotica comes Obsessed, an unflinching, explicit celebration of obsession in all its forms. Here are confessional memoirs from some of the best gay writers at work today. Stories of secret fantasies, taboo encounters, unfulfilled sexual yearnings, and elusive objects of desire. Stories that come to life in passionate memoirs of high school love like Scott Heim's 'I Am Going to Eat You'; the fetish for a straight waif in Jeremy Michael's 'Ratboy'; and the guilt-plagued allure of a lover's ex in Brian Bouldrey's 'Ex Marks the Spot.'"--Back Cover
Whisper by Stephen M Nantier( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El danzarín y la danza by Andrew Holleran( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El danzarín y la danza by Andrew Holleran( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter's light : reflections of a Yankee queer by John Preston( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autobiographical essays and social commentaries by the writer and gay rights pioneer
The Key West literary seminar( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Recordings of panel discussions and speakers on the subject of "The American Novel," at the 17th annual Key West Literary Seminar, held in two sessions on Jan. 7-10 and Jan. 11-14, 1999
Dancer from the dance : o corpo governato dalla musica by Andrew Holleran( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Boys like us : gay writers tell their coming out stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Boys Like Us presents the true "coming out" stories of a stellar line-up of gay writers, spanning two generations. Written specifically for this collection, these are powerful, often stunning evocations of the primal process by which men come to terms with their desire for other men. Coming out is undeniably central to every gay man's life, but the phrase encompasses multiple meanings. Here are accounts of revealing one's sexual identity to parents, siblings, friends, and co-workers and, in one notable instance, to a stockbroker. Men tell of their first sexual encounters from their preteens to their thirties, with childhood friends who rejected or tenderly embraced them, with professors, with neighbors, with a Broadway star. One man writes of his marriage to a lesbian poet, another of leaving his wife for a male lover. Several selections reveal the autobiographical underpinnings of famous novels. These are intense, sometimes unexpectedly funny tales of romance and heartbreak, repression and liberation, rape and first love--defining moments. Arranged chronologically from Manhattan in the late '40s to San Francisco in the early '90s, these personal essays ultimately form a documentary of changing social and sexual mores in the United States during the last half-century--a literary, biographical, sociological, and historical tour de force
John Preston papers by John Preston( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personal and professional correspondence; includes letters from friends, other writers, and groups whose focus is gay life and rights; also includes his outgoing letters on computer disk. Original typescripts of his writings; photographs; magazines with articles he authored; clippings; books written by Preston and others; and proofs
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GriefThe normal heartThe beauty of men : a novelNights in ArubaIn September, the light changes : the stories of Andrew HolleranChronicle of a plague, revisited : AIDS and its aftermathA queer readerFresh men 2 : new voices in gay fiction
Alternative Names
Andrew Holleran American writer

Andrew Holleran Amerikaans romanschrijver

Andrew Holleran escriptor estatunidenc

Andrew Holleran escritor estadounidense

Andrew Holleran US-amerikanischer Autor

Andrew Holleran yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Garber, Eric.

Garber, Eric 1944-

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