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Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves

A War in Time of Peace: 'Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves' Revisited

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

There's a modern postscript to Gardell's drama: Benjamin visits Rasmus' grave for the first time and learns that a year after Rasmus died his father also died, perhaps of remorse and his mother was condemned to live on another 20 lonely years.

Love in a Cold Climate: Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves and the AIDS Crisis

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

Coming to Britain at the same time as David France's How to Survive a Plague, the arrival of Jonas Gardell's Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves may represent a moment in our culture when sufficient time has elapsed for reflection and reconciliation, and also, I think, a renewal of anger.