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City & the Pillar

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Description for City & the Pillar Paperback. In their teens, Jim Willard and Bob Ford share a moment of sexual intimacy and Jim spends years searching for the recreation of that moment. When the opportunity occurs, it explodes with violence and pain. This was one of the first pieces of explicitly gay fiction. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: 5SG; FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 13. Weight in Grams: 136.
Jim Willard, former high-school athlete and clean-cut boy-next-door-, is haunted by the memory of a romanctic adolescent encounter with his friend Bob Ford. As Jim pursues his first love, in awe of the very same masculinity he possesses himself, his progresss through the secret gay world of 1940's America unveils surreptitious Hollywood affairs, the hidden life of the military in the Second World War and the underworld bar culture of New York City. With the publication of his daring thrid novel The City and the Pillar in 1948, Gore Vidal shocked the American public, which has just begun to ... Read more

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About Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal was at the centre of literary and intellectual life for half a century and wrote 'The Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless bestsellers. He died on 31st July 2012.

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Certainly one of the best novels of its kind ... It isn't sentimental and it is frank without trying to be sensational and shocking. These are enormous virtues.
Christopher Isherwood A noble work
Thomas Mann

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