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Read online Geography Of The Heart.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Geography Of The Heart In this poignant memoir the author interweaves two fascinating stories his own upbringing as the youngest of nine children of a Kentucky whiskey maker and that of his lover Larry Rose the only child of German Jews survivors of the Holocaust With grace and affectionate humor he follows their relationship from their first meeting through Larry s death I m so lucky his lover told him repeatedly even as he was confronting HIV Denial pure and simple Johnson told himself until our third and final trip to Paris where on our last night in the city we sat together in the courtyard of the Picasso Museum There I turned to him and said I m so lucky and it was as if the time allotted to him to teach me this lesson the time allotted to me to learn it had been consumed and there was nothing left but the facts of things to play out by Fenton Johnson

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Geography Of The Heart
Title:Geography Of The Heart
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ISBN:0671009834
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Number of Pages:240
Category:memoir, non-fiction, queer, gay, glbt
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Songs Of The Soil, Geography Of The Heart, The Champion Magazine, Vol. 1: September, 1916 (Classic Reprint), Crossing The River: A Novel, The Man Who Loved Birds, Keeping Faith: A Skeptic's Journey, Visions Of The Dusk, Tales of Darkest America, Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays, Scissors, Paper, Rock: A Novel
No description available, Part retrospective part memoir Fenton Johnson s collection i Everywhere Home A Life in Essays i explores sexuality religion geography the AIDS crisis and more Johnson s wanderings take him from the hills of Kentucky to those of San Francisco from the streets of Paris to the sidewalks of Calcutta Along the way he investigates questions large and small What s the relationship between artists and museums illuminated in a New Guinean display of shrunken heads What s the difference between empiricism and intuition br br The collection draws together essays that originally appeared in i Harper s The New York Times All Things Considered i and elsewhere along with new work Johnson reports from the front lines of the AIDS epidemic from Burning Man from monasteries near and far His subject matter ranges from Oscar Wilde to censorship in journalism to Kentucky basketball br br i Everywhere Home i is the latest title in Sarabande s Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature br br b Fenton Johnson b is the author of the novels i The Man Who Loved Birds Scissors Paper Rock i and i Crossing the River i and the nonfiction books i Keeping Faith i and i Geography of the Heart i Johnson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts He writes regularly for i Harper s i and is a professor in the creative writing programs at the University of Arizona and Spalding University, Raphael Hardin s journey home to his father while battling against AIDS anger and alienation sets in motion this remarkable collection, This acclaimed first novel is a poignant journey into rural American life filled with passion moving tragedy comedy and unforgettable characters Twenty years after crossing the river into the rowdy Catholic north a stubborn Southern Baptist woman feels the well remembered itch for life that first sent her across the river