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The Resource The pure lover : a memoir of grief, David Plante

The pure lover : a memoir of grief, David Plante

Label
The pure lover : a memoir of grief
Title
The pure lover
Title remainder
a memoir of grief
Statement of responsibility
David Plante
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summary: "David Plante first met Nikos Stangos in London in 1965. He was a young American - raw, an aspiring writer, in love with a fantasy of Greece half classical and half inspired by the eroticism of Cavafy. Nikos was Greek, a poet, an aesthete and intellectual, a leftist, a survivor of the Nazi occupation of his country: a man of great sophistication and few pretensions. Nikos was pure. They spent the next forty years together. And then Nikos died of brain cancer." "In The Pure Lover Plante tells us, in vivid fragments that, like the pieces of a mosaic, come together into a glimmering whole, the story of his beloved, of their life together, and of its end. And in this telling he shows us the nature of grief: its passion, its centrality, its vanity, its willfulness, the threat and the lure of its overwhelming force. And the griever's fear that when it fades, the lost lover will finally, really, be lost."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Written in response to the death of his life partner, Nikos Stangos, from brain cancer, this memoir explores Stangos's childhood in Nazi-occupied Greece; his college life in the U.S.; his happy days in London, when he and the author met and became lovers; and his final months as he was ravaged by disease
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
328827
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Plante, David
Dewey number
306.766
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plante, David
  • Stangos, Nikos
  • Novelists, American
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of grief
Label
The pure lover : a memoir of grief, David Plante
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000043950302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 114 p.
Isbn
9780807072981
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010399
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The pure lover : a memoir of grief, David Plante
Publication
Control code
000043950302
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 114 p.
Isbn
9780807072981
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010399
Other physical details
ill.

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