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: Notes on Friendship, Sex, and Survival by Andrew Sullivan

Published October undetectaboe by Vintage first published Erik rated it it was amazing Mar 12, 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 Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you. Qndrew final essay on friendship is probably my favorite thing I’ve ever read on friendship, though.

I don’t think this works for a model of homosexuality in general–I mean, I hope it doesn’t, since it brings us closer to a sort of Alan Blooming sulliva homosexuality than the years between Bloom and Sullivan might seem to suggest.

Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival.

Especially the Essay ‘If love were all’- Its worth it to re-read. A logical thread leads unobtrusively away from the theme of promiscuity syllivan by Sullivan in his first essay, to the stable homosexual-personality construct of the second, to the sex-free discipline of responsible gay friendship rounding out the third.

Jul 04, Simone rated it really liked it Shelves: He revisits Freud to seek the origins of homosexuality and reviews the works of Aristotle, St. Jul 09, Pages Buy. Sullivan undettectable 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.


Sep 07, Jeff rated it liked it. This might date me to this particular moment, but I don’t know that homosexuality is as not-normal as Sullivan undetecyable it. We lose control or, rather, we cede control to another, trusting in a way we would never otherwise trust, letting the other person hold the deepest part of our being in their hands, with the capacity to hurt it mortally.


Quotes from Love Undetectable Arup rated it did not like it Oct 21, LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Apr 17, Michael Meeuwis rated it liked it. Apr 11, Jean rated it it was ok Shelves: Account Options Sign in. Aandrew essay on friendship is maybe even better, Oh, Andrew Sullivan, you special Catholic gay person, you. In a work destined to be undetectabls controversial as his first book, Sullivan takes on religious authorities and gay activists; talks candidly about his own promiscuity and search for love; revisits Freud in the origins of homosexuality; and makes one of the more memorable modern cases for elevating the virtue of friendship over the satisfactions of love.

It will give you a new vocabulary for talking about friendship. I’ve had disagreements with friends that I’ve talked to about this, but I do find his Freudian narrative of homosexuality-as-unusual-development to be problematic. Also by Andrew Sullivan. Although I do not alwasy agree with his politics, this book was instrumental in helping me cope with a very personal event in January Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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

Return to Book Page. Sullivan and I don’t see eye to eye, but he is such an excellent writer, such an effective rhetorician, that I couldn’t help but be compelled by his arguments and ideas. Pro and Con, and Love Undetectable: 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.


With its paradoxical sense of beauty amid pain, Love Undetectable has something of the quality of a war memoir. Scholarly, impassioned, wide-ranging, and embattled, Love Undetectable is a book that is ultimately not about homosexuality or plague, but about humanity and mortality. They emerge as the foundation of a noble, Aristotle-approved gay culture of friendship.

And he largely succeeds.

Love Undetectable

To ask other readers questions about Love Undetectableplease sign up. I have been on goodreads for years and this is the first review I have ahdrew to write – I hope that stands testament to how strongly I urge you to read it! Auden to define friendship for a contemporary, post-plague world.

Preview — Love Undetectable by Andrew Sullivan. The Undetectable of the title is word play referring to very low levels of HIV antibodies in an AIDs patient; and to obscured emotional attachment.

Trivia About Love Undetectable Always loved this book. He attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took a first in modern history and modern languages.

The description of life in the AIDS epidemic in the pre-cocktail years is very fine, and very informative, as is the description of the day-to-day effects of new medications on AIDS treatment.

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