This program documents artist writers reading their works about AIDS.
Jaime Manrique *
reads an excerpt from his memoir, A Sadness As Deep As The Sea, about the last days of the Cuban-born Reinaldo Arenas (19431990): "This plague, AIDS, is but a symptom of the sickness in our age." SEE TRANSCRIPT
reads from Triptych: "The pills are supposed to work better with alcohol. I got some scotch ready; he wouldn't take it. He was adamant, he wouldn't touch the stuff-said it was hard enough to get sober and stay sober. I said it wouldn't make any difference. He insisted on water. I'm exhausted waiting for Charley to die."
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