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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Rorem, Ned, 1923-
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2000
|Named Person:||Ned Rorem; Ned Rorem; Ned Rorem|
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|Description:||xiii, 416 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Ned Rorem ; introduction by Edmund White.|
"He mourns the passing of dear friends and, endures the indignities of growing old, and notes with bitterness the collapse of taste and standards that once defined his artistic circle. As AIDS becomes an epidemic he traces its grim course through the gay community and through the art and literature, the private and public discourse, of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. In the most moving entries here, he describes in compassionate but unsentimental detail the decline of his longtime companion, Jim Holmes, and, in the diary's closing pages, Jim's death."--BOOK JACKET.