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Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist

Unrequited Love: Diary of an Accidental Activist

Author: Dennis Altman
Series: Biography Ser.
$29.95(AUD)  inc GST
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August 2019

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Dennis Altman first travelled from Australia to the United States when Lyndon Johnson was President, beginning a long obsession with the US. In the early 1970s he was involved in New York Gay Liberation; his 1971 study Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, is widely regarded as a classic work in its field. In the 1980s Altman lived in San Francisco during the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Later he sat on the Australian National Council on AIDS and international organisations including, as president, the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific. The election of Donald Trump took place while Altman was back in California on one of his frequent visits. In this diarised memoir, moving between Australia, the United States, Europe and parts of Asia, Gore Vidal, James Baldwin, Susan Sontag, Christopher Isherwood and many others people a story of a half century of activism, intellectualism, friendship and conflict.

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General Fields

  • : 9781925835120
  • : Monash University Publishing
  • : Monash University Publishing
  • : July 2019
  • : ---length:- '9.25'width:- '6'units:- Inches
  • : August 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Dennis Altman