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Clouds and eclipses : the collected short stories  Cover Image Book Book

Clouds and eclipses : the collected short stories

Summary: "Celebrated for more than fifty years as a world-renowned novelist, essayist, and political figure and commentator, Gore Vidal is less known for the exquisitely crafted short fiction he wrote as a young man. Like the work of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, his stories have been overshadowed by the author's triumphs writing in other genres. Still, Vidal's short fiction offers us a portrait of the young artist in the 1940s and 1950s. His subtle and comic tales often center on adolescence and homosexual themes. In Three Stratagems, a middle-aged gay man encounters a male prostitute while vacationing in Key West. In The Zenner Trophy, the star athlete at an elite boys school is expelled for sexual relations with a classmate. These stories were gathered along with five others into a 1956 volume, A Thirsty Evil, and for decades were thought to comprise Vidal's complete short fiction."--Publisher website (August 2006).

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  • ISBN: 9780786718108 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0786718102 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 166 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2006.

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Formatted Contents Note: Three stratagems -- The robin -- A moment of green laurel -- The Zenner Trophy -- Erlinda and Mr. Coffin -- Pages from an abandoned journal -- The ladies in the library -- Clouds and eclipses.
Subject: Gay men Fiction
Genre: Short stories.

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