y Take Me to Paris, Johnny single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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'‘I can’t remember exactly when I said that I loved him, but it could have been there in the warehouse, on the far side of the Brooklyn Bridge.‘

'Take Me to Paris, Johnny is John Foster’s moving yet unsentimental account of the life of his partner, Juan Céspedes. It traces Juan’s youth in Cuba and his move to New York, where he struggles to make it as a dancer. There, in 1981—in ‘a chance encounter, much like any other’—he meets John, an Australian historian.

'What begins as just a fling becomes a dazzling six-year affair. The two travel between New York, Berlin and Melbourne, struggling with bureaucracy in their quest to gain Juan residency in Australia, then with the disease taking the lives of gay men around the globe. To the end, Juan—‘an exotic bird, the only one of his kind’ in Melbourne—is captivating, witty, headstrong.

'First published in 1993, not long before John Foster’s death, Take Me to Paris, Johnny is brilliant and unflinching, at once controlled and impassioned: a love story told with humour and unerring skill. This edition includes an introduction by Peter Craven and an expanded biographical portrait of the author by John Rickard.' (Publication summary, 2016 Text Classic)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Peter Craven , 1993 single work essay
Afterword, John Rickard , 1993 essay

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Minerva , 1993 .
      Extent: 202p.p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 1863302867 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2003 .
      Extent: xv, 205p.p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Peter Craven
      ISBN: 1863951016
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 256p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2 May 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355345
      Series: y Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)

Works about this Work

Australian HIV/AIDS Life Writing Geoff Allshorn , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Out Here : Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI 2011; (p. 104-119)
'In Australia, AIDS life documents encompass a variety of forms and narrative styles,including quilt panels, interviews, articles by people living with HIV and AIDS, diaries, photographs and documentary film - as well as art, music and fiction. this study will only document and analyse a fraction of these materials, focusing on public writings. the texts examined here are mainly 'traditional' book-length life narratives, supplemented by one documentary film and two diaries. Other materials, including collections of interviews and shorter biographical works on people with HIV/AIDS, have not been excluded except when they directly contribute to the discourse as part of an emerging pattern during the last decade.' (From author's introduction p.105)
Aids, Fragile Love and Dying Steve Dow , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 September 2003; (p. 10)
Memoir Anne Susskind , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 November vol. 121 no. 6399 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Second Look Peter Craven , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 31 March 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Decompositions: Some Narratives of Aids John Wiltshire , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 50 1996; (p. 72-83)
Death to Art : Reflections on AIDS, Art and Susan Sontag Robert Dessaix , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republica , no. 4 1996; (p. 107-119) (And So Forth) 1998; (p. 272-293)
Reading Melbourne Peter Craven , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 April 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; The Cardboard Crown Martin Boyd 1952 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; The Nightmarkets : A Novel Alan Wearne 1986 sequence novel ; The Life and Death of Sandy Stone Barry Humphries 1990 single work drama ; The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume 1886 single work novel
A Narrative Quilt: Australian Pathographies of AIDS John Wiltshire , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 13 no. 1 1994; (p. 49-59)
This Dark Rose Robert Dessaix , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 53 no. 1 1994; (p. 168-170)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
A Rare Thing Peter Craven , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1994; (p. 118-122)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
The Personal Will be History, One Day Stephen J. Williams , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 136 1994; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
A Memory's Shape Robin Grove , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 60/61 1994-1995; (p. 68-71)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Introduction Peter Craven , 1993 single work essay
— Appears in: Take Me to Paris, Johnny 2016;
Afterword John Rickard , 1993 essay
— Appears in: Take Me to Paris, Johnny 2016;
Loving and Dying John Hanrahan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 31) Australian Book Review , November no. 256 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Fine Harvest of a Grim Reaper Peter Craven , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 December 1993; (p. 22)

— Review of Language of the Icons Dipti Saravanamuttu 1993 selected work poetry ; Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Loving and Dying John Hanrahan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 154 1993; (p. 31) Australian Book Review , November no. 256 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Memoir Anne Susskind , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 November vol. 121 no. 6399 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Fine Harvest of a Grim Reaper Peter Craven , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 8 December 1993; (p. 22)

— Review of Language of the Icons Dipti Saravanamuttu 1993 selected work poetry ; Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
This Dark Rose Robert Dessaix , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 53 no. 1 1994; (p. 168-170)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
A Rare Thing Peter Craven , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 4 no. 2 1994; (p. 118-122)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
The Personal Will be History, One Day Stephen J. Williams , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 136 1994; (p. 84-85)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
A Memory's Shape Robin Grove , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 60/61 1994-1995; (p. 68-71)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Reading Melbourne Peter Craven , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 April 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; The Cardboard Crown Martin Boyd 1952 single work novel ; The Getting of Wisdom Henry Handel Richardson 1910 single work novel ; The Nightmarkets : A Novel Alan Wearne 1986 sequence novel ; The Life and Death of Sandy Stone Barry Humphries 1990 single work drama ; The Mystery of a Hansom Cab Fergus Hume 1886 single work novel
Second Look Peter Craven , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 31 March 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography
Aids, Fragile Love and Dying Steve Dow , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 September 2003; (p. 10)
Australian HIV/AIDS Life Writing Geoff Allshorn , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Out Here : Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI 2011; (p. 104-119)
'In Australia, AIDS life documents encompass a variety of forms and narrative styles,including quilt panels, interviews, articles by people living with HIV and AIDS, diaries, photographs and documentary film - as well as art, music and fiction. this study will only document and analyse a fraction of these materials, focusing on public writings. the texts examined here are mainly 'traditional' book-length life narratives, supplemented by one documentary film and two diaries. Other materials, including collections of interviews and shorter biographical works on people with HIV/AIDS, have not been excluded except when they directly contribute to the discourse as part of an emerging pattern during the last decade.' (From author's introduction p.105)
Decompositions: Some Narratives of Aids John Wiltshire , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mattoid , no. 50 1996; (p. 72-83)
Death to Art : Reflections on AIDS, Art and Susan Sontag Robert Dessaix , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Republica , no. 4 1996; (p. 107-119) (And So Forth) 1998; (p. 272-293)
A Narrative Quilt: Australian Pathographies of AIDS John Wiltshire , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 13 no. 1 1994; (p. 49-59)
Introduction Peter Craven , 1993 single work essay
— Appears in: Take Me to Paris, Johnny 2016;
Afterword John Rickard , 1993 essay
— Appears in: Take Me to Paris, Johnny 2016;
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