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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I would give it fifty stars if I could. Though they enjoy many physical pleasures, their lives lack any spiritual depth.

Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran

This article includes a andrw of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Quotes from Dancer from the D Actually love was not what he craved. I did not want to be told about the happenings, but wanted to feel them. And yes, I do understand something about it: However, in terms of plot, there really isn’t any. In the end Malone escapes once again form his former life once again, but this time he plunges into anonymity.

People of my generation take for granted the freedom we have to define who we andfew. Dec 13, Liam Elliot rated it it was amazing. It’s more of a snapshot of their lives and the thoughts and feelings that go with them.

Obviously, it’s not edited for prime time. Jul 22, Joseph rated it it was amazing. I will never not be in awe of this novel. Like other gay men, I understood that to explore and know oneself as a sexual being was almost certainly a death sentence, and that to fall in love was to cross the threshold to the grave.


Andrew Holleran is the pseudonym of Eric Garber, a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. This scores it some brownie points. Just a sense of loss and the feeling that it was wholly unnecessary, completely avoidable, and such a fucking waste.

DANCER FROM THE DANCE by Andrew Holleran | Kirkus Reviews

The sanguine queen, here embodied by the droll Sutherland, and the hopeless romantic turned rentboy, Malone. Mar 21, Alex Stargazer rated it liked it Recommends it for: Af Love, love will tear us apart again and so sung Joy Divison and in this novel Malone is ripped to pieces. There were things I appreciated about this book.

This book is very well written. Find a flaw, I can’t find a flaw. The Island waited now in bleak desuetude for next season; the very beach of that particular summer had been mercifully obliterated by its shape; and it was right.

Not a bad book, interesting but a disappointing one for me. I’m wondering how different and how much the same things are in that life today.

Dancer from the Dance

Witticisms yes, but ones forced by the need to be accepted and loved. The novel was one of the first among gay fiction to portray the party atmosphere of Fire Islanda summer community on Long Island where many urban homosexuals celebrated drugs, parties, tea frkm, and sexual exploration.

Part of my recent frustration with this book was that, re-reading it, I felt invisible, whereas it once made me feel truly seen. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


And yes, the characters are very well developed. Aug 14, Chase rated it it was thee Shelves: After discovering his indiscretions, Frankie threatens to kill Malone, and Malone then runs away, 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.

One came here for very selfish reasons; after all, it was a purely pagan place.

A sndrew of the final fance goes like this: Jan 03, Alan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tue bold way to tell about an experience by giving you that experience on a different level. The book switches perspective often. Now of all the bonds between homosexual friends, none was greater than that between the friends who danced together.

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.

This book made a big impression on me. Classic gay novel from And it is why I have to say that “one of the most important works of gay l “Yes, that is all that’s left when love has gone.

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