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The Beauty of Men Never Dies: An Autobiographical Novel

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 21 Jun 2013
Buoyant and entertaining, this melding of memoir and fiction recounts with humor and candid observation a gay man's romances in his seventies, offering insight into the joys (and a few of the sorrows) of loving, living, and aging with grace, style, and a fearless sense of fun.
    Bouncing between Montevideo, New York, and Paris, the narrator reveals his adventurous life, his many lovers, his varied careers from dance to advertising, and the upbeat outlook that sustains him as he pursues the elusive Fenil, a handsome Uruguayan policeman.
    David Leddick's short sketches, interspersed with memories, attitudes, and opinions drawn from the past, combine in a vivid tale of a life lived with panache at an age when most people think the adventure has already ended.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780299292706
ISBN-10: 0299292703
Pagini: 144
Dimensiuni: 140 x 210 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.3 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: University of Wisconsin Press
Colecția University of Wisconsin Press

Cuprins

Acknowledgments
Meaningless Hugs, Meaningless Kisses
Lovers
Role Models
Fenil
A Dream
The Day I Knew Everything Wasn't Going to Turn Out All Right
The Night I Definitely Knew Everything Wasn't Going to Turn Out All Right
Falling in Love Again
Mr. P.
My Injured Foot
The Only Thing I've Ever Killed
What Can I Tell You about Grant Radke?
Old Songs
Sex Incidents
Writing
The Little Tree
My Life in New York
My Credo
The Story That Comes to You
Paris
Men and Cats
My Little Conversation with God
(Some of the) Men in My Life
Voyeurama
The Question
Montevideo
Men in Buenos Aires
A Trip
When I Was Very Small
Another Trip
On Bariloche, Argentina
The Movie

Recenzii

"We don't have many voices with 70-plus years of experience to tell us what life and romance is like for a gay man at that age, but David Leddick has always defied expectations—never retiring, always reinventing himself. We are richer for having his voice to tell us what he sees from the vantage—advantage, actually—of his vibrant age, tall, proud, and ever wondering."—Tom Bianchi, author of Men I've Loved

"I loved reading these bracing pages, delighted by Leddick's frank insights and exhilarated by his humor."—Will Fellows, author of Gay Bar: The Fabulous True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s

“Leddick’s personality, witty candor, erotic outlook, and opinionated openness saturate every page.  It’s real, forthright, and as unsparingly candid as an 80ish gay man can get. If these stories are fiction, there is no way of knowing from just reading them, they are so lifelike.”—Bay Area Reporter

“Part autobiography, part novel, this reflection of a life still well lived is simply beautiful. Leddick’s writing is the sort of simple elegance we should all aspire to in all venues. Festive and fun.”—OutSmart Magazine

Notă biografică

David Leddick is a writer, playwright, actor, and contributor to the Huffington Post. His previous careers have included service in the U.S. Navy, dancing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and working as creative director with the advertising clients Revlon and L'Oreal in New York and Paris. He began his writing career at the age of sixty-five, and he is the author of twenty-three books, including the novels My Worst Date and The Sex Squad, as well as many photography books about the male nude.