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Visions and Revisions

Dale Peck

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Part memoir, part extended essay, Visions and Revisions is a revolutionary look at the 1990s AIDS epidemic from "one of our most adventurous and singularly talented writers working today" (San Francisco Chronicle). Reminiscent of Joan Didion's "White Album" or Kurt Vonnegut's Palm Sunday, Visions and Revisionsis a collage-style portrait of a tumultuous era that puts the reader on the streets of NYC during the early 90s AIDS crisis, also touching on such diverse subjects as the serial murders of gay men, Peck's first loves upon coming out, and the transformation of LGBT people from marginal, idealistic fighters to their present place in a world of widespread, if fraught, mainstream acceptance. Visions and Revisionscapitalizes on a wave of increased interest in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with the recent premiere of the groundbreaking AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague. This is the first memoir by one of our most controversial contemporary writers, and it offers a jarring, street-level portrait of AIDS activism in the 1990s. Visions and Revisions will follow the Soho Press reissue of Dale Peck's debut novel, Martin and John, which received stunning critical praise, as well as our release of a new anthology he is editing. Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work--part memoir, part extended essay--is a foray into what the author calls "the second half of the first half AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when the advent of combination therapy transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness. Visions and Revisionshas been assembled from more than a dozen essays and articles that have been extensively rewritten and recombined to form a sweeping, collage-style portrait of a tumultuous era. Moving seamlessly from the lyrical to the analytical to the reportorial, Peck's story takes readers from the serial killings of gay men in New York, London and Milwaukee, through Peck's first loves upon coming out of

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Woodman

Length:

5h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:26