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Andrew Holleran

Autor(a) de Dancer from the Dance

13+ Works 2,571 Membros 29 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Holleran Andrew

Disambiguation Notice:

(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.

Image credit: Arkansas Literary Festival 2007, photo by David W. Quinn

Obras de Andrew Holleran

Associated Works

Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 395 cópias
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 321 cópias
Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong (1991) — Contribuinte — 250 cópias
Men on Men: Best New Gay Fiction (1986) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias
Men on Men 3: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Men on Men 4: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Posfácio — 196 cópias
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Contribuinte — 183 cópias
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuinte — 158 cópias
Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Contribuinte — 108 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Best American Gay Fiction #2 (1997) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
First Love/Last Love (1985) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction (2007) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Between Men 2: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers (2009) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Granta 159: What Do You See? (2022) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Latin Lovers: True Stories of Latin Men in Love (1999) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Saints + Sinners 2015: New Fiction From the Festival (2015) — Introdução — 3 cópias

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Holleran, Andrew
Nome de batismo
Garber, Eric
Data de nascimento
1944
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Harvard University
Ocupação
Lecturer in Creative Writing, American University, Washington DC, USA
Premiações
Publishing Triangle (Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2007)
Aviso de desambiguação
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.

Membros

Resenhas

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.
… (mais)
 
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lelandleslie | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 2 resenhas | 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 | outras 11 resenhas | Jul 31, 2023 |
Another gay lit. classic that shouldn't be passed up.
 
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Connorz | outras 11 resenhas | Jan 4, 2023 |

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Obras
13
Also by
33
Membros
2,571
Popularidade
#9,990
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
29
ISBNs
63
Idiomas
6
Favorito
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