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Time Remaining

3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In two novellas, McCourt opens up a whole world--spirited, defiant, celebratory--of gay life in New York in the last 25 years. McCourt's writing has been described as "lurid, lovable, outlandish" (Chicago Tribune). McCourt is the author of Kaye Wayfaring and Mawrdew Czgowchwz.
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published May 4th 1993 by Knopf
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Jeff Jackson
Dec 19, 2013 Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it
Picked by Harold Bloom for inclusion in THE WESTERN CANNON. One of Dennis Cooper's 50 Favorite Novels. Written by James McCourt whose first book MAWRDEW CZGOWCHWZ was feted by Susan Sontag, compared to Firbank and Nabokov, and reissued by New York Review of Books. So why does nobody talk about this novel?

I have some ideas. First, while I am a card-carrying member of the MAWRDEW CZGOWCHWZ appreciation society, this novel feels entirely different from that operatic masterpiece. It's written in wh
Tom Buchanan
Apr 19, 2016 Tom Buchanan rated it it was amazing
This was great! I'm glad I had only been able to find anecdotal stuff about McCourt before reading this (I really highly recommend reading the series of posts Dennis Cooper did about him on his blog)

But yeah, this was awesome, queeny, nostalgic. A review on here aptly compared it to William Gass (at the sentence level) but I would add without all the pock-marked misanthropy. It also kind of reminded me of Reinaldo Arenas.

John Treat
Apr 24, 2016 John Treat rated it it was ok
I stopped after seventy-pages. My idea of hell would be to have a brain that goes on like this novel does. It ceases to be wittily entertaining, and becomes just irritating. And James McCourt needs to get of New York more.
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James McCourt was born in 1941.
McCourt was raised in New York City and educated at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School and Manhattan College, when it was considered the Irish-American Harvard. McCourt briefly studied acting at the Yale School of Drama, but left with fellow student Vincent Virga in 1964 to go to London, to experience the exploding theater scene there. McCourt and Virga have been a
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