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Andrew Holleran

Autor(a) de Dancer from the Dance

13+ Works 2,572 Membros 29 Críticas 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 por Andrew Holleran

Associated Works

Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 395 exemplares
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong (1991) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
Men on Men: Best New Gay Fiction (1986) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
Men on Men 3: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Men on Men 4: Best New Gay Fiction (1990) — Posfácio — 196 exemplares
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Contribuidor — 158 exemplares
Men on Men 7: Best New Gay Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (1995) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Flesh and the Word 2: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1993) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories (1997) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Flesh and the Word 3: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1995) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Best American Gay Fiction #2 (1997) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
First Love/Last Love (1985) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write about Their Fathers (2002) — Prefácio — 77 exemplares
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction (2007) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Obsessed: A Flesh and the Word Collection of Gay Erotic Memoirs (1999) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Between Men 2: Original Fiction by Today's Best Gay Writers (2009) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Granta 159: What Do You See? (2022) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Latin Lovers: True Stories of Latin Men in Love (1999) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Saints + Sinners 2015: New Fiction From the Festival (2015) — Introdução — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Holleran, Andrew
Nome legal
Garber, Eric
Data de nascimento
1944
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Educação
Harvard University
Ocupações
Lecturer in Creative Writing, American University, Washington DC, USA
Prémios e menções honrosas
Publishing Triangle (Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2007)
Nota 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

Críticas

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

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Obras
13
Also by
33
Membros
2,572
Popularidade
#9,988
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
29
ISBN
63
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
10

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