- Taschenbuch: 175 Seiten
- Verlag: Picador; Auflage: Reprint (22. Mai 2012)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 125001770X
- ISBN-13: 978-1250017703
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14,2 x 1,2 x 21 cm
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"His quirky guide...presents a very personal view of Provincetown, but at the same time it manages to convey the "peculiar, inscrutable intensity" characterizing the love so many people have for the place."--Publishers Weekly
"Cunningham writes with the acuity of the Pulitzer winner that he is."--Entertainment Weekly
"A leisurely walking tour and shrewd exposition of that "eccentrics' sanctuary"--Provincetown, Massachusetts."-- Kirkus Reviews
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Michael Cunningham is the author of five novels, including By Nightfall, A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (winner of the PEN/Faulkner award and the Pulitzer Prize), and Specimen Days. He lives in New York.
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Mr. Cunningham does a thorough job of describing the town's geography as well as both the famous artists who lived there in the past and those of the present, also the "town characters" one can run into on the busy streets on any summer day. There is also poems by Mark Doty, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Pinsky and Melvin Dixon, among others included throughout the book.
Finally Mr. Cunningham discusses the effect AIDS has had on the gay population of Provincetown in a chapter called "Death and Life" and pays tribute to a friend named Billy who died from AIDS. "Provincetown has been widowed by the AIDS epidemic. It will never fully recover, though it is accustomed to loss. . . Provincetown possesses, has always possessed, a steady, grieving competence in the face of all that can happen to people. It watches and waits; it keeps the lights burning. If you are a man or woman with AIDS there, someone will always drive you to your doctor's appointments, get your groceries if you can't get them yourself, and take care of whatever needs taking care of."
Is there any wonder why this writer loves Provincetown?
Cunningham presents a very personal view of Provincetown, one that is filled with wonder, joy, and a deep love of this town. He always writes beautifully, and this book includes poems and prose passages from many of Provincetown's other distinguished writers. This book is a pleasure to read for anyone who cares about this very special place, and for those not familiar with the town, a way to learn about it from someone who cares. This is an elegant personal tour of a town that has always been rich in diversity. Hopefully, it will remain that way for this generation and generations to come. Cunningham has made a great contribution in furthering that goal. A wonderful book!