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An Army of Ex-lovers

Amy Hoffman

An Army of Ex-lovers

My Life at the Gay Community News

by Amy Hoffman

  • 290 Want to read
  • 37 Currently reading

Published by University of Massachusetts Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Gay & Lesbian studies,
  • Press & journalism,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Women,
  • Gay Studies,
  • Lesbian Studies,
  • Biography,
  • Boston,
  • Lesbians,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Newspaper editors,
  • Women newspaper editors

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12088718M
    ISBN 101558496203
    ISBN 109781558496200
    OCLC/WorldCa134990244

      The book won the Prix Goncourt and s old , copies in France. The film by Jean-Jacques Annaud was also a success. KS Buy this book at the Guardian bookshop. George Eliot: Adam Bede Author: Guardian Staff. Amy Hoffman, An Army of Ex-Lovers; Janet Malcolm, Two Lives: Gertrude & Alice; Jacqueline Taylor, Waiting for the Call; Lesbian Mystery Gabrielle Goldsby, Wall of Silence: Ellen Hart, Mortal Groove; Gerri Hill, In the Name of the Father; Jennifer L. Jordan, Selective Memory; Ursula Steck, Laura’s War; Lesbian Romance K.G. MacGregor, Out of LoveBy year: 1st (]), 2nd (), 3rd (), .

    There’s an old joke that goes “An army of ex-lovers cannot fail.” This was usually applied to the lesbian community due to our habit of maintaining friendships with old partners. Amy Hoffman is the author of the novel The Off Season and the memoirs Lies about My Family, An Army of Ex-Lovers, and Hospital teaches creative writing at Emerson College and the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, and is the former editor in chief of Women’s Review of Books.

      Eve Claxton is the compiler of The Book of Life, a compendium of the best autobiographical and memoir writing throughout history. "I've always been intrigued by memoirs and : Guardian Staff. Army CID detectives and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are called in to investigate, and find themselves wrapped up in a maelstrom of sexual impropriety and misguided face-saving. — Jeff Cross.


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An Army of Ex-lovers book Army of Ex-Lovers is Amy Hoffman's witty, nuanced, personal history of Gay Community News, Boston's gay weekly newspaper in the s and '80s.

I expected as much from this fine writer. What is delightfully unexpected is that it is also the love story between a gay man and a lesbian/5(5).

An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News. Boston's weekly Gay Community News was "the center of the universe" during the late s, writes Amy Hoffman in this memoir of gay liberation before AIDS, before gay weddings, and before The L Word/5. An Army of Ex-Lovers is Amy Hoffman's witty, nuanced, personal history of Gay Community News, Boston's gay weekly newspaper in the s and '80s.

I expected as much from this fine writer. What is delightfully unexpected is that it is also the love story between a gay man and a : She dives deeper into the past in An Army of Ex-Lovers and what surfaces is not only a portrait of a passionate moment in social history but a tender coming of age tale.

The weekly newspaper was founded during the years of great political ferment following New York’s queer/trans riot. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for An Army of Ex-Lovers: I feel that the book defers far too much to editorial theory, and is sadly (at least in my eyes) divorced from the groundswell.

out of 5 stars An Army of Ex Lovers. /5(5). "An Army of Ex-Lovers is Amy Hoffman's witty, nuanced, personal history of Gay Community News, Boston's gay weekly newspaper in the s and '80s. I expected as much from this fine writer. I expected as much from this fine writer. AN ARMY OF EX-LOVERS: My Life at the Gay Community News.

Amy Hoffman. Capturing the heady atmosphere of the times, Hoffman's memoir is also her personal story written with wit and insight. She talks about growing up in a political movement; of her deepening relationships with charismatic, talented, and sometimes utterly weird co-workers; and of.

An Army of Ex-Lovers. An Army of Ex-Lovers is a memoir about the Boston LGBT community of the s and specifically about the experience of the author, Amy Hoffman, who worked on the staff of the Gay Community News from –and for several years thereafter served as a board member and writer for the paper.

In An Army of Ex-Lovers, Hoffman delivers an absorbing account of a tumultuous time and illustrates what readers miss when the subject is overlooked.

Along with political events, Hoffman traces her own growth through several relationships with dynamic women who were also playing leading roles in the movement for GLBT rights.

An Army of Ex-Lovers, her second book, describes life at Boston’s Gay Community News, where, during the s, she worked and gathered her chosen family. Her most recent memoir, Lies About My Family, brings us back to her roots in suburban New Jersey, weaving her own story of growing up Jewish and lesbian with her birth family’s stories of immigration, enterprise.

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In "An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News," former GCN editor Amy Hoffman, now editor of the Women's Review of Books, recalls with wit the heady debates that roiled the staff. Although GCN never had a circulation of more than 5, it was a vital connection for readers coming out of the closet.

But I recently read a memoir that had me engaged all the way through: Amy Hoffman's An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News. In her account of the community that formed around this Boston-based, small but influential publication in the late s and early s, Hoffman strikes the perfect balance between history, reflection.

Amy Hoffman. Amy Hoffman is the author of the memoirs Lies about My Family, An Army of Ex-Lovers, and Hospital Time. She teaches in the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College and is editor in chief of the Women's Review of Books.

An Army of Ex-Lovers by Amy Hoffman. In Book Review, Hidden History on J at pm. “We are destroyed,” said Amy Hoffman, former managing editor and director of the Gay Community News, to a Boston Globe reporter on July 7, The spine remains undamaged.

Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # _abe_vg. Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News Duke University Press Books, PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good.

Hoffman, Amy. Hospital Time. Durham N.C.: Duke University Press. Amy Hoffman has published three memoirs: Lies About My Family, An Army of Ex-Lovers: My Life at the Gay Community News, and Hospital Time. She was editor in chief of Women’s Review of Books for fourteen years, and she currently teaches creative writing at Emerson College and the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program at Pine Manor College.

An Army of Ex-Lovers was a finalist for both the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award and a Lambda Book Award in Memoir/Biography in Hospital Time was short-listed for the American Library Association Gay Book Award and the New York Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award and was a New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age selection.

Lesbians internalized the sexologists’ lies and the writers’ fictions, and the sweet innocence of romantic friendships began to die, replaced by self-hatred and morbidity, as expressed in the writings of lesbians such as Radclyffe Hall, Renée Vivien, and.

The gay liberation movement is a social and political movement of the late s through the mids that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action, and to counter societal shame with gay pride.

In the feminist spirit of the personal being political, the most basic form of activism was an emphasis on Caused by: Homophobia. DT: Which came first, the title or the book?

ABH: Definitely the book! Writing a book is hard, but sticking a title on it is sometimes even harder. "An army of ex-lovers" is an old s joke about the gay liberation slogan, "An army of lovers cannot fail," which was coined by Rita Mae Brown in her poem, "Sappho's Reply.".“An army of ex-lovers” is an old s joke about the gay liberation slogan, "An army of lovers cannot fail," which was coined by Rita Mae Brown in her poem, “Sappho’s Reply.” I’m not the first to .“Inventive and imaginative, Martinac’s novel draws upon two compelling eras in gay history—the expat Parisian world of Gertrude Stein and the burgeoning gay scene of s New York City.” —MONICA CARTER, Foreword Reviews “In Clio Rising, Paula Martinac does a delicate dance between the fabulous literary lesbians of s and s Paris and another such group in .