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Night class : a downtown memoir

Author: Victor P Corona
Publisher: New York : Soft Skull, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The playground of the rich and the beautiful, downtown New York's nightlife spectacles and power of self-invention incubated pop icons from Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga. NYU sociologist Victor P. Corona sought a new education, where night classes held in galleries, nightclubs, bars, apartments, stoops, and all-night diners taught him about love, loss, and the living possibilities of identity. Transforming himself from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Victor P Corona
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor P Corona
ISBN: 9781619029392 1619029391
OCLC Number: 960838839
Description: 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Pregame --
Stef infection --
Up there --
The death of the party --
The kids are all right --
Midnight matriarchies --
Boxed in --
Epilogue: a professor of the night.
Responsibility: Victor P. Corona.

Abstract:

The playground of the rich and the beautiful, downtown New York's nightlife spectacles and power of self-invention incubated pop icons from Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga. NYU sociologist Victor P. Corona sought a new education, where night classes held in galleries, nightclubs, bars, apartments, stoops, and all-night diners taught him about love, loss, and the living possibilities of identity. Transforming himself from dowdy professor to glitzy clubgoer, Corona immerses himself among downtown's dazzling tribes of artists and performers hungry for fame. Night Class: A Downtown Memoir investigates the glamour of New York nightlife. In interviews and outings with clubland revelers and influencers, including Party Monster and convicted killer Michael Alig, Night Class exposes downtown's perilous trappings of drugs, ambition, and power. From closeted, undocumented Mexican boy to Ivy League graduate to nightlife warrior, Corona shares in Night Class the thrill and tragedy of downtown and how dramatically identities can change--back cover.

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