Love Undetectable has ratings and 10 reviews. Simone said: I Andrew Sullivan, an erudite gay man who became HIV positive, knows of what he writes. “Sullivan offers [a] profound, often beautiful appreciation of friendship [He can ] fascinate us with the range and depth of his mind.”–San. Mr. Sullivan discussed his new book, [Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival], Andrew Sullivan Editor (Former) The New Republic.

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Love Undetectable: Reflections on Friendship, Sex and Survival – Andrew Sullivan – Google Books

I andred enjoyed the two other essays in the book as well. Bruno Lages rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Sullivan delves deep into philosophy as he tries to unravel the complex threads set by Freud on one spectrum and the reparative therapists on the other to determine what is homosexuality, how it was forced to appear on the surface, and how it’s influenced by our homes, parents, and friendships.

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Tom rated it liked it Jan 29, It’s a thorough exploration of the concept of friendship through the pain and Sullivan’s collection of part-memoirs and part-essays on homosexuality, surviving the AIDs epidemic, and friendship is well-written and thought provoking.


Since the Freud essay is the entire middle of the book, this casts problems over the volume as a whole. Andrew Sullivan traces a social history in public relations to AIDS and the position of homosexuals in society, an agonizing account of the death of a friend, and then makes an argument for re-evaluating the status and significance of friendship.

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Account Options Sign in. Read it Forward Read it first. The description of life in the AIDS epidemic in the pre-cocktail years olve very fine, and very informative, as is the description of the day-to-day effects of new medications on AIDS treatment.

His essay on friendship is maybe even better, Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you. Mark rated it really liked it Sep 08, The essays examine, first, the psychological impact of unexpected prospects for longer life that, thanks to Always loved this book. Lists with This Book. Sullivan is sometimes considered a pioneer in political weblog journalism, since he was one of the first prominent political journalists in the United States to start his own personal blog.

Feb 17, Mark is currently reading it. Sep 07, Jeff rated it liked it. The essay on why friendship is better than romantic love is one for the ages. They emerge as the foundation of a noble, Aristotle-approved gay culture of friendship.

Andrew rated it liked it Dec 19, Apr 13, Mohammed rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He revisits Freud to seek the origins of homosexuality and reviews the works of Aristotle, St.


It is a shame that this is not a well-known title; I stumbled upon the book serendipitously whilst trawling the Internet for free pdfs openlibrary. Sullivan’s last essay extols the virtues of friendship, elevating platonic love over the romantic, as he memorializes his best friend, who died of AIDS.

Jen rated it really liked it Jun 09, Quotes from Love Undetectable We are experiencing technical difficulties. I alternate between a sense of enrapturement and annoyance with Sullivan. Stay in Touch Sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 30, Matthew Harmon rated it it was amazing.

Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival

In three elegant essays, Sullivan Virtually Normal, reflects on his quest for love. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Can faith endure the randomness of death? Dwight Welch rated it really liked it Jun 09,