Mark Merlis (March 9, – August 15, ) was an American writer and health policy Works. American Studies (); An Arrow’s Flight () – also published as Pyrrhus (); Man About Town (); JD (). Mark Merlis, novelist who explored gay life in 20th-century America, dies at with the publication of his first novel, “American Studies,” in Called “an intelligent, compassionate and moving novel” by Dale Peck, this first novel by Mark Merlis is back in print to illuminate a world that for many has never .
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Why didn’t I do it?! Someone said that this book is about the Civil war between straight men and gay men in America, and it is.
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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. There is the further distraction of the patient in the next bed, a silent youth who arouses the desire in Reeve for straight men. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Reeve’s retrospective of his life amegican the life of his mentor Tom is, at times, downright depressing and often amrk sad, but also interesting, compelling, and real.
Maybe the awful marketing cover made me pass it by. A particularly amusing and interesting aspect is how Reeves, the patient, interacts with his hospital roommate, a young, straight, clueless hunk who is stuck in bed for days with a ruined thumb that is never atudies explained.
Feb 22, Mitch rated it really liked it Shelves: One could say the book sticks to older stereotypes of promiscuous gay males.
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Given so much mafk to reflect on his wasted life, the year-old Reeve thinks back to his friend and mentor, Tom Slater, a prominent literary critic who committed suicide after being hounded by a ’50s witch-hunt that threatened to expose his homosexuality and a former dalliance with the Communist Party.
Don’t know how he could have solved this. American Studies by Mark Merlis. Wanna read a A fantastic, heart-breaking book that is both a fictional retelling of the late life of F.
And certainly topics that could create a new perspective on this period of history. Not sure how I missed this one when it came out. He really articulated well some things that I have felt and thought as an out gay male for years.
It may sound like this is a gay novel and, to some extent it is. But studes is a commercial category, not an artistic one.
Off to read his three other novels. He is telling us.
English Choose a language for shopping. American Studies Mark Merlis Snippet view – Mark Merlis, who debuted as a novelist in his 40s, penning four works of fiction that explored the joys, tensions and agonies of gay life in America in the 20th century, died Aug.
A heart-wrenching book about love, loyalty, betrayal and the cruel repercussions of pursuing love in a society that seeks to suppress its expression. And it always has me dreaming of Tom Slater’s Invisible City Both show that being gay has never been safe.
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See all 32 reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It is a wonderful voice. Full of gentle wisdom and wry humor. Very intelligent and complete description of the repression lived by amefican generations during the first half of the 20th century. While recovering in a hospital, Reeve tries to figure out a plan after being assaulted and evicted. The plot and characters were cliche and at times boring. Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Apr 29, Adam rated it it was amazing.