Reflections: The World of Paul Monette by Paul Monette

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'Praise for Becoming a Man “Fiercely committed to bequeathing a map of his psychic terrain, to spare others the pain of his solitary journey, [Monette’s] fine memoir is affirmative and ultimately celebratory.” —The New York Times   “This is a voice forever on the side of freedom and desire, love and possibility. This memoir’s the burning trace of a singular, brave soul: timeless, contrary, and passionately alive.” —Mark Doty   “This seminal book is everything Monette himself was: angry, honest, witty, and profoundly romantic. Nothing—not even his own vanity—escapes his unflinching gaze as he dissects the shame and subterfuge of the closet.” —Armistead Maupin   “Monette’s interior life, his ghosts, his turmoil, his final peace—in Becoming a Man, they have become our literature.” —David Ebershoff  Praise for Borrowed Time “Tender and lyrical . . . Heroic.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Mr. Monette has etched a magnificent monument to his lover’s bravery, their commitment to each other and the plague of hatred and ignorance they had to endure.” —William M. Hoffman   “Tragic . . . intense . . . a book of terrible beauty.” —The Washington Post Book World   “A searing, shattering, ultimately hope-inspiring account of a great love story.” —San Francisco Examiner  Praise for The Last Watch of the Night “Brimming with outrage yet tender, this is a ‘remarkable book.’” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “In a collection of ten essays, Monette writes passionately of life with lovers Roger and Steve, his grief over their early deaths from AIDS, the moral imperative of libraries to actively combat forces of censorship, and the anguish and anger caused by the AIDS holocaust. Reflecting upon his life, Monette poignantly confesses ‘I know why I’ve been pulling out the scrapbooks these last weeks, because the journey has suddenly stalled. The road doesn’t go any further, the bridges are all washed out, or maybe I’ve just gone overboard in a squall.’” —Library Journal'
'Praise for Becoming a Man “Fiercely committed to bequeathing a map of his psychic terrain, to spare others the pain of his solitary journey, [Monette’s] fine memoir is affirmative and ultimately celebratory.” —The New York Times   “This is a voice forever on the side of freedom and desire, love and possibility. This memoir’s the burning trace of a singular, brave soul: timeless, contrary, and passionately alive.” —Mark Doty   “This seminal book is everything Monette himself was: angry, honest, witty, and profoundly romantic. Nothing—not even his own vanity—escapes his unflinching gaze as he dissects the shame and subterfuge of the closet.” —Armistead Maupin   “Monette’s interior life, his ghosts, his turmoil, his final peace—in Becoming a Man, they have become our literature.” —David Ebershoff  Praise for Borrowed Time “Tender and lyrical . . . Heroic.” —The New York Times Book Review   “Mr. Monette has etched a magnificent monument to his lover’s bravery, their commitment to each other and the plague of hatred and ignorance they had to endure.” —William M. Hoffman   “Tragic . . . intense . . . a book of terrible beauty.” —The Washington Post Book World   “A searing, shattering, ultimately hope-inspiring account of a great love story.” —San Francisco Examiner  Praise for The Last Watch of the Night “Brimming with outrage yet tender, this is a ‘remarkable book.’” —The Philadelphia Inquirer   “In a collection of ten essays, Monette writes passionately of life with lovers Roger and Steve, his grief over their early deaths from AIDS, the moral imperative of libraries to actively combat forces of censorship, and the anguish and anger caused by the AIDS holocaust. Reflecting upon his life, Monette poignantly confesses ‘I know why I’ve been pulling out the scrapbooks these last weeks, because the journey has suddenly stalled. The road doesn’t go any further, the bridges are all washed out, or maybe I’ve just gone overboard in a squall.’” —Library Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504048033 Pages: 1557