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Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction

Canning, R., (ed.) (2008) Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction. New York: Carroll and Graf. 9780786720095.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: 120,000-word anthology of shorter American fiction concerning AIDS. ‘Foreword’ by Dale Peck. Critical ‘Introduction’ by Editor (12,000 words). Shortlisted for Best Anthology, Lambda Literary Award 2008. ‘Richard Canning's anthology of AIDS fiction includes many of the best-remembered stories from the 1980s and 1990s, when AIDS was essentially a death sentence and those who came down it were shunned and essentially quarantined… An immensely satisfying collection.’ – Kevin Killian. Quoted from and cited extensively in Gina Bright, Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
Uncontrolled Keywords: AIDS, HIV, gay fiction
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature > PS370 Prose fiction
Editors: Canning, Richard
Publisher: Carroll and Graf
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Date: 18 January 2008
Date Type: Publication
Place of Publication: New York
Number of Pages: 400
Language: English
ISBN: 9780786720095
Media of Output: Print
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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