- Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper Perennial; Auflage: Reprint (18. Dezember 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0060937068
- ISBN-13: 978-0060937065
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 11 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 91.413 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Dancer from the Dance: A Novel (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 18. Dezember 2001
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Set in the 1970s, this book tells the tragic story of Malone, the most beautiful man in gay New York. The author has also written "Eight Nights in Arabia" and "Ground Zero". -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Andrew Holleran, a Harvard graduate, is a well-known journalist and frequent contributor to major gay publications. Dancer from the Dance, his first novel, was originally published in 1978 to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men, Ground Zero, In the Mirror of Men's Eyes, and In September, the Light Changes.
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Guiding the reader through the wreckage and beauty of 1970s New York are two brilliant characters, Malone and Sutherland. Malone is a fallen Adonis, a well-bred WASP young man who, after a moment of unexpected passion in his Manhattan office late one night, begins gorging himself on the overripe fruit of the city's sexual life. After his first romantic disaster, Malone is rescued, taken in, and mentored by the bitchy, high-camp, mad-genius Sutherland. As they careen between raunch and glamour, Sutherland dispenses Wildean aphorisms on life, love, and sex. While every step of the way serving as Sutherland's accomplice in drugs, dishing, discos, and designer demimondes, Malone the whore retains an all-Middle-American vision of finding true love.
Truly, Malone and Sutherland are two of 20th-century literature's most memorable protagonists. But it is Holleran's unparalleled ability to evoke lasting images of New York City during a halcyon period for gay men that makes "Dancer" an unforgettable and absolutely necessary read. If you're gay and have a pulse, read this book.
I've read "Dancer" at least a dozen times and it never fails to provoke both laughter and tears.
Dancer captures a time and a place and a mood, and it does so with poetry and while telling a hell of a funny, debauched, and crushingly sad, story. Malone and Sutherland are both archetypes and real people, they are Huck and Jim in gay Manhattan, and we care deeply about them. We look forward to seeing what Sutherland will have to say next and to finding out how the beautiful and damned Malone--that über circuit queen--can screw up his life any further. Holleran's Malone and Sutherland are misguided, exaggerated and decadent, and frequently horrible moral role models.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
The novel about the misunderstood, middle-class gay boy who grows up absurd, sublimates himself in a career, and then comes out with a bang in his mid-twenties is a cliche among gay American fiction, but I can think of no books that do it as well as "Dancer from the Dance." To know this book is to love it.
Read it and see!
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I've never read anything quite like Andrew Holleran's sad and wise masterpiece "Dancer From the Dance. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 5. April 2000 veröffentlicht
If you are looking for a historical ( novel ) of a culture that is lazy and stupid then this is the book. I enjoyed the story, but the author, Andrew Holleran ,is a pseudonym. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 28. September 1999 veröffentlicht
Friends had always recommended this work to me, but I'd avoided it, having read Holleran's other work and found it really pretentious, when not sad. I finally gave in. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 1. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
I consider this the most moving piece of gay fiction I have ever read. Yes, at times it is "glamorous", but it portrays the veneer of liberation, the excitement of... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 18. April 1999 von email@example.com
This novel holds its place in gay literature only because it appeared early in the development of a relatively new genre. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 1999 von Andrew Rasanen
I'd heard about Dancer from the Dance almost from the moment of my coming out. For 19 years I resisted; there just isn't much gay-themed literature that's any good. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 26. Mai 1998 veröffentlicht