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Fiction
Author: Melvin Dixon
ISBN: 0525249656
Subcategory: United States
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Dutton Adult; 1st edition (March 1, 1991)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.9
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Vanishing Rooms is an amazing love story for everyone. Hard-hitting and sometimes raw, this wonderful novel speaks to both women and men. I admire Melvin Dixon enormously for his talent and courage. -E A short novel of immense impact.

Vanishing Rooms is an amazing love story for everyone. -E A short novel of immense impact, Dixon deals lucidly and intelligently with polished brilliance, with themes of race and class and coming out which resonate as strongly now as they did a decade ag. -PlanetOut. com A compelling work of art as blissfully sublime as it is exacting. -Thomas Glave, author, Whose Song?

Melvin Dixon (May 29, 1950 – October 26, 1992) was an American Professor of Literature, and an author, poet and translator. He wrote about black gay men. Melvin Dixon was born on May 29, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut

Melvin Dixon (May 29, 1950 – October 26, 1992) was an American Professor of Literature, and an author, poet and translator. Melvin Dixon was born on May 29, 1950 in Stamford, Connecticut. He earned a BA from Wesleyan University in 1971 and a PhD from Brown University in 1975. Dixon was a Professor of Literature at Queens College from 1980 to 1992. He was the author of several books.

Melvin Dixon was an American Professor of Literature, and an author, poet and translator. Mildred Nilon Excellence in Minority Fiction Award. Vanishing Rooms won a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Literature in 1992. Trouble the Water ) Ride Out the Wilderness: Geography and Identity in Afro-American Literature.

Melvin Dixon In a work of great artistry, race and sex become Melvin Dixon’s arenas, as he exposes the truth of our needs and our convictions about love.

Not since James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room has a novel so deftly explored the complexities of violence and homosexuality. This compelling work tells the chilling story of a murder victim and the three people inextricably caught up in his sexual assault and stabbing. Jesse Durand is a gay black man with two passions in his life: dance and his white boyfriend, Metro. In a work of great artistry, race and sex become Melvin Dixon’s arenas, as he exposes the truth of our needs and our convictions about love.

In "Vanishing Rooms", the author demonstrates his literary promise with a compelling love story of interracial sex and urban violence set in Manhattan's West Village in the 1970s.

by. Dixon, Melvin, 1950-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

In Vanishing Rooms, the author amply demonstrates his literary promise with a compelling love story of interracial sex and urban violence set in Manhattan’s West Village in the . Vanishing Rooms - Melvin Dixon.

In Vanishing Rooms, the author amply demonstrates his literary promise with a compelling love story of interracial sex and urban violence set in Manhattan’s West Village in the 1970s.

Upon my first glance at Vanishing Rooms, the debut novel by the late poet/novelist Melvin Dixon, I thought - in my mind's voice that sounds like Billie Holiday (I don't know why it does, it just do) - "Hmmm, there's a naked man on the cover’. Vanishing Rooms is an intricate, passionate, hypnotic book that strips away the weight and fa’ade of class, race, and self, leaving the characters' essences exposed to such a degree of nakedness that I wanted to look away.

Find nearly any book by Melvin Dixon. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Vanishing Rooms: ISBN 9780525249658 (978-0-525-24965-8) Hardcover, Dutton Adult, 1991. Vanishing Rooms: A Novel: ISBN 9781573441230 (978-1-57344-123-0) Softcover, Cleis Press, 2001.

Jesse Durand, a gay black dancer, suffers depression and emotional isolation when Metro, his white boyfriend, dies as a result of "gay bashing"
Bulace
Great book exploring sexual orientation and racism on a very personal emotional level.
Should be recommended for psychologists and other people interested in diversity.
Will resonate deeply with LGBT individuals.
Wnex
It is a bizarre story that has characters that I don't understand or see how they are connected in many ways. Sure I follow the story line but it is like reading someone's thoughts they put on paper......Guess this one is not for me.
Galanjov
I ENJOYED THE SUSPENSE AND TWIST AND TURNS WITH CHARACTERS
Ungall
The book is not well written but is a series of poorly put-together episodes. The writing is hard to follow, but this may be a deliberate stylistic decision.
Chillhunter
Vanishing Rooms is an intensely emotional novel. It gives equal voices to three characters: Jesse, a young black dancer who loses his troubled boyfriend Metro; Ruella, a female black dancer who is enamoured with Jesse; and Lonny, a white teenager who prefers the streets and feels he must prove himself to his tough friends. At the centre of the story is the loss of Metro and how it affects all three characters. The death is described flatly, like a piece of impersonal news. This is a contrast to Jesse's deep feelings for him that he describes as akin to his passion for dancing. More than the injustice of this murder, the novel continues on to describe the horrible injustices made toward people who are gay and black as they are forced to be marginal groups of American society. It describes the troubling relationship not only felt in an interracial relationship but also the sad imbalances felt by many gay couples whose definition of monogamy tragically varies. However, the book's attitude toward the varieties of gay life is ambivalent. At one point, Jesse finds himself wandering through a large sex club being led by an older black man who is trying to seduce him. The meaning it has for Jesse is ambivalent. There are wonderful passages describing the scene in a way that is almost hallucinatory. The novel is filled with such morally ambiguous dilemmas such as the way in which Ruella's brother, a convict, arranges special retribution for Metro's death. Ruella's friendship with Jesse is mysterious and their dependency on each other turns out to be for selfish reasons rather than genuine friendship. The delicate relationships are poignantly explored and the ending is characteristic of the character's personalities with their beautifully rendered drama.
Helo
Examines the private hell of two people connected through a tragedy. Beautifully written with skill, lucidity and polish. This is REAL literature! This book did not get the attention it deserves. It is a MASTERPIECE! Melvin Dixon's name should be mentioned right alongside of James Baldwin's.