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The Celibate

Arditti, Michael

ISBN 10: 1856192199 / ISBN 13: 9781856192194
Verlag: Sinclair-Stevenson (an Imprint of Reed Consumer Books Ltd.), London, 1993
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Used hardcover with dust jacket. Slight edgewear to otherwise well preserved jacket. Binding in very good, contents are clean and sound throughout. MB. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 269266

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Titel: The Celibate

Verlag: Sinclair-Stevenson (an Imprint of Reed Consumer Books Ltd.), London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: hardcover

Zustand: Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Art des Buches: Used

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Tells the story of a young, unnamed ordinand with his mind full of God and his heart closed to love. After a nervous collapse in church, he is sent on a placement to London where he enters an unfamiliar world of outcasts, rent boys, fundamentalists, sado-masochists and AIDS.

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Michael Arditti's The Celibate is an ambitious work that challenges the standard parameters of the gay novel: although it could be classified as a coming-out tale, the book is more accurately described as the record of a spiritual journey with historical and overtly sexual overtones. Told in the first person, The Celibate is the story of an almost-priest who, after a nervous breakdown, begins dealing with his sexuality, a path that includes hustlers and s&m. The narrator's day job is guiding tourists through Jack the Ripper's crime scenes, and Arditti uses this material to show how the historical and the personal, the spiritual and the political inform one another, giving The Celibate depth and compassion. It is, in essence, a meditation on sex, violence, forgiveness, and faith.

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