Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir [Paul Monette] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This tender and lyrical memoir (New York Times Book. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. ( National Book Award for Nonfiction); Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir ( ). Paul Landry Monette (October 16, – February 10, ) was an American author, poet.

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This is a hard read. Living with AIDS feels akin to living on the moon, Paul writes, and that metaphor — along with the symbolism of borrrowed and dark — shows up frequently in Borrowed Time. Since very few out gay men have had the opportunity to address national issues in mainstream venues at any previous time in U. But when it finally happens, two men in love can’t rejoice out loud–joy of the very thing everyone burns for–without bracing for the rant of prophets, the schoolyard bully, and Rome’s “intrinsic evil.

There are so many, that they seem to blur together into a veritable cyclone of homosexuals Hurricane Cher, if you willtouching down in the memoir sporadically, and distracting me. I loved it and found it touching and it was enlightening in that it tiime gives an accurate and detailed portrayal of a gay relationship, the begining of the AIDS crisis and what it was like then to try and survive the disease. Views Read Edit View history. These works are two of the most powerful accounts written about AIDS thus far.


Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette

It is the most signifiant book I have ever read. It’s about being gay in the early 80’s when AIDS awareness was just starting.

Which again, makes it all more clear why even today we need to have social services available for those who are not that lucky. Books by Paul Monette.

I was appalled by the numbers of people who had died.

Paul can be as artsy-fartsy and as pretentious as he likes Please combine these books. Along with fellow writer Larry Kramer, he emerged as one of the most familiar and outspoken AIDS activists of our time.

He wrote this book “Borrowed Time: They are falling like good old soldiers one by one to AIDS. Jan 22, Sascha rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lists with This Book. I always believe that married or committed people should practice monogamy as monettr is part of their vows made in God’s presence.

The author is now himself passed in it is amazing to have this account of one couple’s fight at a time when social services were non-existant a This is a hard read. The war that Paul Monette and Roger Horwitz fought is far from over and their story is a reminder that we shouldn’t give up because we still have a long way to go.


Borrowed Time was written almost 30 years ago, yet I’ve only just read it now.

View all 5 comments. I remember thinking to myself on how I wouldn’t be able to recall such details about my life or my husband’s life for such a book. More Active and Angry on the Way to the End”. Fein February 12, This book is a testament to the early days of the Aids pandemic: I’ll never forget the two days I spent reading Paul and Roger’s story.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 28, David rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 19, Angie rated it it was amazing. I was appalled by the borrowec silence and condemnation of many churches. It will break that grief open; it will rage through you and may break you apart.