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Love Alone : Eighteen Elegies for Rog: Monette, Paul

Love Alone : Eighteen Elegies for Rog

Monette, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0312014724 / ISBN 13: 9780312014728
Published by Saint Martin's Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing (complete number line). Attached to title page is a SIGNED return name and address (cut from return envelope) : "P. L. Monette, 1500 N. Kings Rd., LA, LA 90069" (click images at left to see).DJ price-clipped; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 029020

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Title: Love Alone : Eighteen Elegies for Rog

Publisher: Saint Martin's Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An eighteen-poem cycle on the death of his lover from AIDS emphasizes the power of love and its survival through pain and anger, and the tragedy and magnitude of a terrifying twist of fate and its effect on a generation

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Monette, best known for his light novels and movie novelizations, is also a gifted poet who has published intermittently since 1971. His third book of poems is occasioned by the death of his lover, Roger Horwitz, of AIDS in 1986. Written "for those who are mad with loss," it stands apart from its predecessors, and indeed from most contemporary poetry, in both intent and execution. The poems use remembered episodes to celebrate "that two men ceased to be single," but more often ride express the rage felt during Rog's dying and the ache of being the remaining half of a couple. Though I do not share his worship of The Gay Couple, and in fact find it irritating, this book will be a balm for those who see AIDS primarily as a deadly assault on an already besieged army of lovers. Rob Schmeider, Boston
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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