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The Resource Visions and revisions : coming of age in the age of Aids, Dale Peck

Visions and revisions : coming of age in the age of Aids, Dale Peck

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Visions and revisions : coming of age in the age of Aids
Title
Visions and revisions
Title remainder
coming of age in the age of Aids
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peck
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Part memoir, part extended essay, Visions and Revisions is a foray into the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when medical advances transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness. Offering a sweeping, collage-style portrait of a tumultuous era, this book takes readers from the serial killings of gay men in New York, London, and Milwaukee, through Dale Peck's first loves upon coming out of the closet, to the transformation of LGBT people from marginal, idealistic fighters to their present place in a world of widespread, if fraught, mainstream acceptance. Named as one of 2015's best nonfiction books by Flavorwire, the narrative pays particular attention to the words and deeds of AIDS activists, offering a street-level portrait of ACT UP and considerations of AIDS-centered fiction and criticism of the time-as well as intimate, sometimes elegiac portraits of artists, activists, and HIV-positive people Peck knew. Peck's fiery rhetoric against a government that sat on its hands for the first several years of the epidemic is tinged with the idealism of a young gay man discovering his political, artistic, and sexual identity
Summary
"Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work--part memoir, part extended essay--is a foray into what the author calls "the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when the advent of combination therapy transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10416338
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Peck, Dale
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Peck, Dale
  • Authors, American
  • Gay authors
  • AIDS activists
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gays
  • AIDS (Disease) in literature
  • Gays in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Visions and revisions : coming of age in the age of Aids, Dale Peck
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12177619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616954420
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12177619
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12177619
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Visions and revisions : coming of age in the age of Aids, Dale Peck
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12177619
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781616954420
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12177619
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12177619
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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