The Resource The American people, Volume 1, Search for my heart, Larry Kramer, (electronic resource)

The American people, Volume 1, Search for my heart, Larry Kramer, (electronic resource)

Label
The American people, Volume 1, Search for my heart
Title
The American people
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
Search for my heart
Statement of responsibility
Larry Kramer
Title variation
Search for my heart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The long-awaited magnum opus of America's master playwright and activist Forty years in the making, The American People sets forth Larry Kramer's vision of his homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here he reimagines our history. This is the story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease and host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus; a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions; and early English settlers who establish loving same-sex couples only to fall prey to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the intimate heartfelt story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to cope with the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic outrage, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment, written with outrageous love"--
  • "The long-awaited magnum opus of America's master playwright and AIDS activist, an imaginative and satirical retelling of American history"--
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Kramer, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.R252
LC item number
A83 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • FICTION / Gay
  • United States
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The American people, Volume 1, Search for my heart, Larry Kramer, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712976
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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a8749a7c-2456-4143-904b-b26b9bfe45d3
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905658670
Label
The American people, Volume 1, Search for my heart, Larry Kramer, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712976
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a8749a7c-2456-4143-904b-b26b9bfe45d3
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905658670

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