Imatge de l'autor

Andrew Holleran

Autor/a de Dancer from the Dance

14+ obres 2,588 Membres 28 Ressenyes 10 preferits

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Inclou el nom: Holleran Andrew

Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Please do not combine this author page with that of the writer on gay history and science fiction. Although they share a legal name, none of the books on Garber's author page were written by Holleran. Thank you.

Crèdit de la imatge: Arkansas Literary Festival 2007, photo by David W. Quinn

Obres de Andrew Holleran

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Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 396 exemplars
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Col·laborador — 320 exemplars
Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong (1991) — Col·laborador — 252 exemplars
Men on Men: Best New Gay Fiction (1986) — Col·laborador — 235 exemplars
Men on Men 3: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
Men on Men 4: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Epíleg — 196 exemplars
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Col·laborador — 184 exemplars
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Col·laborador — 158 exemplars
Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction (1998) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (1995) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Col·laborador — 108 exemplars
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Col·laborador — 101 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
Best American Gay Fiction #2 (1997) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
First Love/Last Love (1985) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Obsessed: A Flesh and the Word Collection of Gay Erotic Memoirs (1999) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Between Men 2: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers (2009) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Granta 159: What Do You See? (2022) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (2013) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Latin Lovers: True Stories of Latin Men in Love (1999) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Saints + Sinners 2015: New Fiction From the Festival (2015) — Introducció — 3 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Holleran, Andrew
Nom oficial
Garber, Eric
Data de naixement
1944
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Educació
Harvard University
Professions
Lecturer in Creative Writing, American University, Washington DC, USA
Premis i honors
Publishing Triangle (Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2007)
Nota de desambiguació
Please do not combine this author page with that of the writer on gay history and science fiction. Although they share a legal name, none of the books on Garber's author page were written by Holleran. Thank you.

Membres

Ressenyes

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!
- Matthew 7:24-27

It’s universally recognized that building on sand, literal or metaphorical, is not a good idea, and here Holleran seems to suggest that he or his protagonist, depending on how much of this book is memoir, has regrettably discovered that he has done just that (while living in sandy Florida, widely recognized itself as “not a good idea”).

The protagonist of this linked collection of stories is someone who seems to have built his personal foundation on things that tend to fall away with the passage of time: youth, sex appeal, one’s parents. Bereft of them he feels lonely and isolated, carrying on living in his parents’ house in Florida surrounded by their belongings (usually a bad idea, isn’t it?). He’s afraid of approaching death, and of dying alone. He’d like to find relief from his anxieties in sex with attractive younger people, but that doesn’t often work out anymore.

Those are the themes; in structure the book is not entirely convincingly linked stories, reflections and ruminations largely, that read an awful lot like memoir. Some passages are repeated among them which creates a feeling that this wasn’t too well edited when it was assembled together. The prose is a sort of well written stream of consciousness light on plot. Sometimes funny, intentionally or not - “I can see the glow of blue and green lights, the two most satisfying Christmas colors, no doubt because they are so melancholy” he writes, which I’m not sure is supposed to be funny but struck me as, and is a fine example of the book’s tone.
… (més)
 
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lelandleslie | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
Andrew Holleran brought his goodwill as an iconic gay writer to the first half of The Kingdom of Sand. But without a plot, I lost interested as I dragged myself to the end.
 
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GordonPrescottWiener | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 24, 2023 |
Don't give up on this novel halfway through, as I almost did. Even though in the middle stretches the characters become tiresome and the prose tries too hard to charm the reader, it all picks up again in the final quarter. The queens age and the death mentioned at the beginning approaches and the story derives some direction from both of these elements. There are a couple of quotable passages, too, so all in all reading this somewhat flawed book is an experience I'm glad I've had.
 
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robfwalter | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jul 31, 2023 |
Another gay lit. classic that shouldn't be passed up.
 
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Connorz | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 4, 2023 |

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Obres
14
També de
34
Membres
2,588
Popularitat
#9,927
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
28
ISBN
63
Llengües
6
Preferit
10

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