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Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer is an award-winning playwright and author, and a celebrated public health and gay rights advocate. He wrote the Academy Award–nominated screenplay adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love and rose to further prominence with his bestselling novel Faggots. A pioneering AIDS activist, he cofounded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. Kramer has won numerous awards for his plays and received the 2013 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for a Master American Dramatist.

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February 26, 2020

Meet Larry Kramer, renowned playwright, author, and founder of ACT UP, as he introduces The American People, Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, the second half of his epic re-telling of American history, revised and re-invented to focus on little-known facts, possibilities, and conjectures.

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The American People: Volume 2

The American People: Volume 2

In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to...

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The American People: Volume 2

The American People: Volume 2

The American People Series

Larry Kramer
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to...

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