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Description - Loss within Loss by Edmund White

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780299170745
ISBN-10: 0299170748
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edmund White

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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