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Poet and Novelist Paul Monette on Living with AIDS

Monette died of complications from the AIDS virus on Friday, at age 49. His 1988 book "Borrowed Time: An Aids Memoir," was the first memoir to be published about AIDS, and won a National Book Award. In it, Monette told the story of his "beloved" friend and lover's two year struggle with AIDS. The book was called "a gallant, courageous love story." In 1992, he wrote a memoir about his own life before he came out of the closet at the age of 25, "Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story." (Rebroadcast)

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Other segments from the episode on February 13, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 13, 1995: Interview with Andre Aciman; Obituary for Paul Monette; Review of Sonny Landreth's album "South of I-10."

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