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Hidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire by Richard GiannoneHidden: Reflections on Gay Life, AIDS, and Spiritual Desire
by Richard Giannone
Fordham University Press. 242 pages, $27.95

 

RESEMBLING a memoir in its early pages, Hidden turns out to be about nothing less than a man’s search for God. As such, it belongs to a literary tradition that encompasses St. Augustine, Dante, and Thomas Merton. Author Richard Giannone knows these authors well. He began teaching English at Notre Dame in the early 1960’s. In 1967, he moved to New York to take a position at Fordham, where he is now a professor emeritus.

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