Paul Monette





Paul Monette

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in Lawrence, Massachusetts, The United States
October 16, 1945

died
February 10, 1995

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In novels, poetry, and a memoir, Paul Monette wrote about gay men striving to fashion personal identities and, later, coping with the loss of a lover to AIDS.

Monette was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1945. He was educated at prestigious schools in New England: Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University, where he received his B.A. in 1967. He began his prolific writing career soon after graduating from Yale. For eight years, he wrote poetry exclusively.

After coming out in his late twenties, he met Roger Horwitz, who was to be his lover for over twenty years. Also during his late twenties, he grew disillusioned with poetry and shifted his interest to the novel, not to return to poetry until the 1980s.

In 1977, Monette and Horwitz moved...more


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More books by Paul Monette…
“Self pity becomes your oxygen. But you learned to breathe it without a gasp. So, nobody even notices you're hurting.”
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“Go without hate, but not without rage. Heal the world.”
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“The problem with secret crushes: in the absence of requital the love turns bitter.”
Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

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