Before I started reading Andrew Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance, I felt protective of it. Its reputation made me feel that it was my duty to read it. That magical first summer in P-town, almost ten years ago, I also discovered Andrew Holleran’s Dancer from the Dance, a gay novel that was. Dancer from the Dance: A Novel [Andrew Holleran] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most important works of gay literature, this.

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The drom was very lyrical and very beautiful, but I never connected with Malone. Find a flaw, I can’t find a flaw. By Les Fabian Brathwaite. This is no scathing crit Holleran’s debut is a study in ambivalence; but, then, all good satires are. Please provide an email address.

None of all the bonds between homosexual friends, now was greater than that between the friends who danced together. I like the very beginning and the ths end of the book, actually I enjoyed rather the exchange of letters, a parallel story to a Malone’s story, so to say, that framed the main story-line that is set in between, and I appreciate the superb writing, but A book I’ve read several times, although not lately.

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DANCER FROM THE DANCE by Andrew Holleran | Kirkus Reviews

The 10 Best Queer Books of PCP is scary shit, but the edgiest drug users have moved on to different scary shit, these days. Stephen-my friend- relates strongly to it for the references to dancing, which apparently he really got into after we parted company, and I see from the reviews that others also pick up on that link. Mar 30, Dana rated it really liked it Shelves: Tha main character Malone leaves his cookie-cutter middle upper class WASPish life to become a full time denizen in New York’s gay anxrew.

Sutherland is particularly charming, even though he luxuriates in a casual racism, couched conveniently in playful imperiousness, that is indicative of his superior breeding: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’d heard about this book forever and finally got around to reading it. Fewer than 20 pages in we are told what kind of story this will be: I know that Form became obsessed with books about gay men thereafter.

Elizabeth Warren Will Run for President in After discovering his indiscretions, Frankie threatens to kill Malone, and Malone then runs danve, finding solace in the opera-gloved hands of Sutherland, an extravagant queen who pals around with Egyptian heiresses and impressionable young millionaires he uses to fund his life of drugs and tireless leisure.


A major problem, I think, is that you have to have lived through it to really grasp it.


Like other gay men, I understood that to explore a When I first read Dancer from the Dance probably more than 35 years ago, I read it with fear and sadness. Be the first to discover new talent! Rather, we must loudly proclaim our identities, and live boldly, lest we be erased and altogether forgotten.

Engrossed by sex; chained by the promise of love; or, in other words, the stereotypical gayness. A book about love without any love. But I felt like I was reading the same twenty pages over and over and over again. I just re-read it because it’s been a few years and as sometimes happens, I was reduced to shock and tears that some book-lover I was talking to hadn’t even heard of it, which led me to ask if it still lived up to my own hype. His idea of love is very different from my own. I like the time and place of the book but I wanted more heart.

Dialogue is smooth, believable and appropriate; the pacing is without flaw. But again, context is important.