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The Politics of Silence (The National Book Week Lectures)

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This is a lecture given by Paul Monette at the Library of Congress during National Book Week in January 1993. In this lecture he escalates his struggle to express being gay beyond the confines of the here and now. He draws sustenance from Michelangelo and Primo Levi, Anne Frank and others. This speech is also included in Paul Monette's Last Watch of the Night.
Paperback, 21 pages
Published January 28th 1994 by LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (first published January 1994)
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This slim volume is the speech given by Paul Monette as part of the National Book Week Lecture at the Library of Congress in Washington in 1993. Paul Monette, who is one of my heroes, won the 1992 National Book Award for Nonfiction for his book Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story This speech can also be found in his book Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise

Paul speaks about 'silence' and how remaining closeted or quiet about being gay fails to address ignorance about the live
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"...I've learned that anger against injustice is good for you. It sharpens your soul."

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Documentary: On Brink of Summer's End 1996

Online Guide to Paul Monette's papers at UCLA:

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, Massac
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