The Resource At your own risk : a saint's testament, Derek Jarman ; edited by Michael Christie

At your own risk : a saint's testament, Derek Jarman ; edited by Michael Christie

Label
At your own risk : a saint's testament
Title
At your own risk
Title remainder
a saint's testament
Statement of responsibility
Derek Jarman ; edited by Michael Christie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most controversial filmmakers of our time (Caravaggio, The Last of England, Edward II), and outspoken crusader for gay civil rights in Britain, Derek Jarman was diagnosed HIV positive in December of 1986. At Your Own risk is Derek's distillation of his philosophy of life and an impassioned and witty guide to gay sexuality from the repressed 40s through the libidinous 60s to the Aids-chilled present. Derek confronts his death, describing the reality of being HIV positive. Of a walk home after a sexual encounter on Hampstead Heath, he writes: "Why are you doing this, Derek? You shouldn't be standing under these cold stars. You shouldn't have the stamina to do this.' The answer is that I didn't have the stamina, but throwing my arms around a stranger is an act of defiance that keeps me alive." At Your Own Risk is an act of defiance - a defiant statement against a society that vacillates between indifference and moral censure on the issue of Aids and a defiant celebration of gay sexuality. At Your Own Risk argues that if you are HIV positive you can only remain frightened for so long and that there comes a point at which fear gives way to acceptance - a point after which you have to start living again
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-1994
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarman, Derek
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.J3
LC item number
A3 1993b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Christie, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jarman, Derek
  • Jarman, Derek
  • Jarman, Derek
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Gay men
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay men
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Autobiographie
  • Homosexualität
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Homosexueller
  • AIDS
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
At your own risk : a saint's testament, Derek Jarman ; edited by Michael Christie
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
153 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780879514730
Lccn
92024387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26218113
  • (OCoLC)ocm26218113
Label
At your own risk : a saint's testament, Derek Jarman ; edited by Michael Christie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
153 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780879514730
Lccn
92024387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26218113
  • (OCoLC)ocm26218113

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