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by Clifford Chase

Download Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir Of Losing My Brother (Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog) ePub
  • ISBN 0299166244
  • ISBN13 978-0299166243
  • Language English
  • Author Clifford Chase
  • Publisher University of Wisconsin Press (July 26, 1999)
  • Pages 248
  • Formats docx rtf lrf lit
  • Category Medicine
  • Subcategory Medicine
  • Size ePub 1317 kb
  • Size Fb2 1112 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 992

Out of love, anger, and grief Clifford Chase has crafted a moving and brilliant memoir of loss and family bonds. With startling honesty, he evokes scenes of life in a suburban American family and illuminates the strong ties that are woven between two gay brothers as they become adults. Chase documents how, in turn, the family dynamics change forever when one brother—the elder, the admired, the feared, the loved—weathers AIDS-related illnesses and ultimately dies. This is a searching, unsentimental account of how AIDS steals away loved ones and how the wounds of loss come to be healed.

Hurry Up Song A Memoir Of Losing My Brother Living Out Gay and Lesbian Autobiog.

Hurry Up Song A Memoir Of Losing My Brother Living Out Gay and Lesbian Autobiog.

Clifford Chase is a writer living in Brooklyn.

Rather than epic proportions, The Hurry-Up Song is a work of small, quotidian proportions.

From a powerful new literary voice comes a stirring, multilayered memoir which brilliantly and gracefully delineates the intricate bonds woven between two gay brothers as they become adults-and the upheaval as one of them becomes ill and dies of AIDS. Rather than epic proportions, The Hurry-Up Song is a work of small, quotidian proportions.

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Clifford Chase is the author of The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother. This collection of 25 autobiographical essays about gays and lesbians at age 13 is not for queers only. His writing has appeared in Newsweek, Out, The Village Voice, Poz, Nerve, and Bookforum, as well as in such anthologies as A Member of the Family, Men on Men 5, and Sister and Brother. He lives in Brooklyn. You may ask, what makes it a Jewish Book? Well, what is age 13?

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Clifford Chase is an American novelist who has written Winkie, a novel about a sentient teddy bear accused of terrorism, The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother (Living Out).

Clifford Chase is the author of The Hurry-Up Song, a memoir of his brother's death, and his fiction has appeared in various magazines and literary journals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he wrote WINKIE, his first novel. The author's inspiration was his own teddy bear, which is now over 80 and a bit mangy.

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Finalist, Gay Anthology, Lambda Literary Foundation Book Awards. Clifford Chase is the author of a novel, Winkie (Grove Press, 2006), and The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999). He lives in Brooklyn, where he is at work on a second memoir. Duncan Fallowell is a British writer of fiction and non-fiction. His novels are Satyrday (1986), The Underbelly (1987) and A History of Facelifting (2003).

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Akisame
A very artistic memoir of a rather disconnected family and a gay brother dieing of AIDS. Chase, who himself is also gay, weaves the bond that ties the two brothers throughout his book. Mainly childhood conspiracies and special games they created together. In the end, however, as his brother's health failed, he had to face and come to terms with the separatism that one must feel when they cannot truly share something as profoundly significant as death. Like most, he was left to sort out the emotions of the living
Xisyaco
The mayhap moral of the story by Clifford Chase about his older brother Ken, who died from AIDS ‘in a small house in San Diego, February 22, 1989’ - is to pay attention, writes Wayne Koestenbaum in the Foreword of the book by Clifford Chase, The Hurry-Up Song – A Memoir of Losing My Brother (published in 1995).

I liked this story about the youngest child of the family, who just happens to be gay, writing about his older brother; by about 6 years, who also just happens to be gay.

‘...it was a chance remark by Ken that made me understand that I was gay.’ And, ‘Ken came out to me when I was twenty-one.’

Clifford was born in 1958 while the eldest of 5 kids was almost old enough to be his parent, or maybe a younger aunt or uncle. Clifford was born last & grew up with his parents almost like an only child, after Ken went off to college.

I only mention this age-related variance because Clifford had a unique perspective of his family dynamic by being both gay & the youngest in the family, mutually being so many years apart from older siblings. His disparity in age & sexual identity gave the story a reasonably self-styled & altogether comfortable perspective, because Clifford accepted who he was as a person, although he couldn’t or wouldn’t share as much out loud.

Clifford was also both guarded in his approach to whatever problem & by necessity, silently frank, in his unspoken story-telling, because he was uncomfortable with his certain lack of complete honesty with his parents, by default, in my opinion.

Clifford also recognized that self-awareness & any subsequent responsibility for one’s actions are both necessary emotions, still it’s often difficult to accept the difference between understanding & acceptance; made apparent by a sadly true & favorite line of mine in Clifford’s story –

‘With the arrogance of the fortunate, I was blaming my brother for what had happened to him.’

Clifford couldn’t tell Mom & Dad about his sexual self, while his brother was sick, so he surmised, which would have upset the balance of sanity in the family dynamic. A double-edged sword of sorts. However, Clifford balanced his guilt by taking action, to help support his favorite brother, while he still had some short time to live.

I would recommend this book for secondary school libraries, to help kids who might be at-risk, expressively; and invite them to listen like a friend to Clifford’s careful management of his emotions during & after his brother’s demise.

Review by Jack Dunsmoor, author of the book, OK2BG