The University of Wisconsin Press
Biography / Art / AIDS
Loss within Loss
Artists in the Age of AIDS
Edited by Edmund White
Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiography
David Bergman, Joan Larkin, and Raphael Kadushin, Series Editors
"A poignant reminder of the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on the arts."Krista Ivy, Library Journal
"A searing, and often bitingly funny collection of personal essays by almost two dozen writers John Berendt, Brad Gooch, Allan Gurganus, and Sarah Schulman among them Loss within Loss remembers over twenty creative artists lost to AIDS in the past twenty years, including poet James Merrill, filmmaker Derek Jarman, and painter and writer David Wojnarowicz. . . . A reflective, self-possessed, and frequently inspiring testimonial, benefiting from the perspective that only time provides."David Bahr, The Advocate
"An extraordinary achievement of witness."
Tim Miller, author of Shirts & Skin
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.
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FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION
LC: 00-011012 NX
312 pp. 6 x 9
27 b/w illus.
Paper $19.95 t
"This volume, published with the support of the leading nonprofit serving HIV-positive artists, is a poignant reminder of the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on the arts."
—Krista Ivy, Library Journal
"These writers pierce the inner sanctum of pain as filmmakers, poets, painters, writers, and choreographers are eulogized and celebrated for their aspirations and achievements in lives cut short by the AIDS pandemic."
—Robert Ellsworth, Genre
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