The City and the Pillar Revised
|Rating||:||4.45 (634 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||249 Pages|
"Both historically, and at face value," according to Julie Vognar. I found this to be a fine book. The prose is spare, lean, direct--much like Jim, its protagonist. It does not have the eloquence or depth of Vidal's later work, but it doesn't TRY to--it stays within itself. The official amazon.com reviwer has said not to read it for the sex, and this is of course true. The only sex scene actually described is described metaphorically, but so beautifully as to inspire Thomas Mann to call it (in the word. What a deal for just a couple bucks! Drake-by-the-Lake This edition is a steal for what it offers, and at such a modest price! (I am not sure why Amazon describes this is "Hardcover". The edition I ordered here from a third party vendor was soft cover and inexpensive.)Gore's better 1960s revision of "The City and the Pillar" is an trip into the gay underworld of 1940s America, and Gore's seven early stories are an added treat--each are quality and interesting in their own way. This is not t. "Five Stars" according to Tiffany Richards. I enjoyed the internal struggle of both male characters and the paths they choose
1965 revised edition.