The City and the Pillar: A Novel

The City and the Pillar: A Novel Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9781400030378
Release 2003-12-02
Publisher Vintage
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A literary cause célèbre when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal’s now-classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience.

Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in “awful kid stuff,” the experience forms Jim’s ideal of spiritual completion. Defying his parents’ expectations, Jim strikes out on his own, hoping to find Bob and rekindle their amorous friendship. Along the way he struggles with what he feels is his unique bond with Bob and with his persistent attraction to other men. Upon finally encountering Bob years later, the force of his hopes for a life together leads to a devastating climax. The first novel of its kind to appear on the American literary landscape, The City and the Pillar remains a forthright and uncompromising portrayal of sexual relationships between men.



The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories

The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780679436997
Release 1995-07-04
Publisher Random House
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When Gore Vidal's frank description of homosexual life, The City and the Pillar, was first published in 1948, the reaction was both unexpected and shocking. Republished now in hardcover with a new introduction by the author, this classic is being featured with seven of Vidal's early stories.



The City And The Pillar

The City And The Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780349106571
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Publisher Abacus
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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 hail him as their newest and brightest young writer. It remains not only an authentic and profoundly importatnt social document but also a serious exploration of the nature of idealistic love.



GORE VIDAL: Julian, Williwaw, The Judgement of Paris, Messiah, The City and the Pillar (Complete and Unabridged)

GORE VIDAL: Julian, Williwaw, The Judgement of Paris, Messiah, The City and the Pillar (Complete and Unabridged) Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780905712390
Release 1982-06-01
Publisher Octopus/Heinemann
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GORE VIDAL: Julian, Williwaw, The Judgement of Paris, Messiah, The City and the Pillar (Complete and Unabridged)



The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories by Gore Vidal (1995-07-04)

The City and the Pillar and Seven Early Stories by Gore Vidal (1995-07-04) Author
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Publisher Random House; 1st edition (1995-07-04)
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The City of Pillars: The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel, Vol. 2 (Volume 2)

The City of Pillars: The Epic of Andrasta and Rondel, Vol. 2 (Volume 2) Author Joshua P. Simon
ISBN-10 9781500249281
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Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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A partnership formed. A friendship grew. Both are tested. Neither may endure. Andrasta and Rondel have spent months in the city of Zafar, obtaining knowledge they will need to steal the famous Jewel of Bashan. Something goes wrong when pilfering an artifact crucial to their goal, bringing the wrath of the local authorities against them. A beautiful woman helps them escape Zafar in exchange for their help recovering a family heirloom. The seemingly simple job turns complicated as they learn the heirloom is in the possession of the feared Hubul’s Host, a band of warriors devoted to the Erban father of the gods. Andrasta and Rondel face powerful creatures and unforgiving landscapes, none worse than the City of Pillars, a place once thought lost to time. The City of Pillars, is the second standalone novel in the Epic of Andrasta and Rondel.



Dancer from the Dance: A Novel

Dancer from the Dance: A Novel Author Andrew Holleran
ISBN-10 9780060937065
Release 2001-12-18
Publisher Harper Perennial
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One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past -- and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen -- and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.



Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room Author James Baldwin
ISBN-10 9780345806567
Release 2013-09-12
Publisher Vintage Books
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Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.



City of Pillars

City of Pillars Author Dominic Peloso
ISBN-10 9781931468008
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Publisher Invisible College Press
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Men In Black...An Ancient Manuscript...A City that Isn't Supposed to Exist...No matter how paranoid you are, you're not paranoid enough!

Mitchell Sinclair is an innocent man who accidentally comes into possession of an ancient text. Soon he is being chased to the ends of the earth, pursued by shadowy forces who seem intent on getting the book back and eliminating all evidence of it. As he attempts to stay alive and translate the mysterious document he uncovers horrific and ominous details of an ancient, worldwide conspiracy. But the question is, can he find the answers he seeks before he loses everything?

City of Pillars charts one man's journey into madness, past the narrow confines of Western notions of reason and scientific reality. As he decodes more and more of the secrets of the City of Pillars, Sinclair is pushed farther and farther outside the bounds of traditional society and is forced to discard his morality piece by piece to stay alive. He is forced to answer the question:

How far a I willing to go to uncover the truth?



City and the Pillar

City and the Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 9780586037270
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Publisher HarperCollins Distribution Services
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The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 0349106576
Release 1997
Pages 186
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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 hail him as their newest and brightest young writer. It remains not only an authentic and profoundly importatnt social document but also a serious exploration of the nature of idealistic love.



The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 0451007735
Release 1968
Pages 314
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A literary "cause celebre" when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal's now-classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience. Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in "awful kid stuff," the experience forms Jim's ideal of spiritual completion. Defying his parents' expectations, Jim strikes out on his own, hoping to find Bob and rekindle their amorous friendship. Along the way he struggles with what he feels is his unique bond with Bob and with his persistent attraction to other men. Upon finally encountering Bob years later, the force of his hopes for a life together leads to a devastating climax. The first novel of its kind to appear on the American literary landscape, The City and the Pillar" "remains a forthright and uncompromising portrayal of sexual relationships between men.



The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 0451028171
Release 1968-08-01
Pages
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The city and the pillar and seven early stories

The city and the pillar and seven early stories Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031725974
Release 1948
Pages 310
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First published in 1948, Vidal's early novel about homosexual life and the immersion of a regular American man in the gay subculture of New York and California is accompanied by seven early stories written during the 1950s. 12,500 first printing.



The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 1400030374
Release 2003
Pages 207
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Jim Willard, a homosexual, is haunted by the memory of a childhood friendship, and is unable to find happiness in casual affairs.



The City and the Pillar Revised

The City and the Pillar Revised Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 IND:32000006465241
Release 1965
Pages 249
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Julian

Julian Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 OCLC:299187468
Release 1979
Pages 874
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The Pillar of Salt

The Pillar of Salt Author Albert Memmi
ISBN-10 0807083275
Release 1955
Pages 342
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Alexandre Benillouche, a boy of Italian Jewish and Berber descent, struggles for identity and survival in the ghettos of war-torn Tunisia



Williwaw

Williwaw Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 0226855856
Release 1946
Pages 222
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A gripping tale of men struggling against nature and themselves, Williwaw was Gore Vidal's first novel, written at nineteen when he was first mate of the U.S. Army freight supply ship stationed in the Aleutian Islands. Here he writes of a ship caught plying the lethal, frigid Arctic waters during storm season. Tensions run high among the edgy crew and uneasy passengers even before the cruel wind that gives the book its title suddenly sweeps down from the mountains. Vividly drawn characters and a compelling murder plot combine to make Williwaw a classic war novel.



The Letters to the Thessalonians

The Letters to the Thessalonians Author Gene L. Green
ISBN-10 0802837387
Release 2002-07-01
Pages 400
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In this commentary Gene Green reads Paul's two letters to the Thessalonians in light of the canon of Scripture and of new knowledge about the first-century world of Thessalonica. This fruitful approach helps illuminate the impact of the gospel on its original readers and, in turn, shows how potent a force it can be for the church and society today. The book begins with an in-depth study of the Thessalonians themselves -- their history, land, socioeconomic conditions, and religious environment. This fascinating discussion gives the necessary context for fully appreciating the circumstances surrounding the founding of the city's first church and the subsequent struggles of the Thessalonian believers to live out their Christian faith. The main body of the book provides informed verse-by-verse commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians that extracts the fullest possible meaning from these important New Testament texts. As Green's exposition shows, the Thessalonian scriptures are especially valuable as letters of friendship and for showing Paul's pastoral concern for the many areas in which the Thessalonians needed guidance. Some of Paul's purposes are to thank the new believers for their steadfastness amid suffering, to encourage them in their trials, to urge them not to neglect their daily work, and, no less important, to teach them about the future of believers who die before Christ returns. Indeed, the matter of the last things and the second coming of Christ so permeates these texts that they are often called Paul's eschatological letters. Filled with new information about ancient society, this commentary will fast become a standard reference work for Bible study. By carefully bridging the biblical and modern worlds, Green shows with clarity and warmth the continuing relevance of 1 & 2 Thessalonians for contemporary readers.



Other Voices Other Rooms

Other Voices  Other Rooms Author Truman Capote
ISBN-10 9780307431578
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 224
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Truman Capote’s first novel is a story of almost supernatural intensity and inventiveness, an audacious foray into the mind of a sensitive boy as he seeks out the grown-up enigmas of love and death in the ghostly landscape of the deep South. At the age of twelve, Joel Knox is summoned to meet the father who abandoned him at birth. But when Joel arrives at the decaying mansion in Skully’s Landing, his father is nowhere in sight. What he finds instead is a sullen stepmother who delights in killing birds; an uncle with the face—and heart—of a debauched child; and a fearsome little girl named Idabel who may offer him the closest thing he has ever known to love.



Reflections in a Golden Eye

Reflections in a Golden Eye Author Carson McCullers
ISBN-10 9780547524214
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 144
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Set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora. Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter. A critic for Time Magazine wrote, "In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase." Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse, her second novel deals with her trademark themes of alienation and unfulfilled loves.



The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:917969779
Release 1951
Pages 30
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The Pillar of the Sky

The Pillar of the Sky Author Cecelia Holland
ISBN-10 0312868871
Release 2000-07-07
Pages 544
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Two thousand years ago, at the site of Stonehenge, an outcast child grows up to become chief of the People and, guided by the women, to rebuild the ring of stones. Reprint.



Urban Theory and the Urban Experience

Urban Theory and the Urban Experience Author Simon Parker
ISBN-10 9781134541348
Release 2003-11-06
Pages 224
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For the first time Urban Theory and the Urban Experience brings together classic and contemporary approaches to urban research in order to reveal the intellectual origins of urban studies, and the often unacknowledged debt that empirical and theoretical perspectives on the city owe to one another. Both students and urban scholars will appreciate the critical way in which classical and contemporary debates on the nature of the city are presented. Extensive use is made throughout of documentary, literary and cultural sources to bring the different theoretical perspectives to life. Discussion points introduce and explain key concepts and intellectual histories in a jargon free manner. End of chapter further readings have also been annotated to encourage additional study.



Duluth

Duluth Author Gore Vidal
ISBN-10 0349103623
Release 1993
Pages 307
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When two women tragically perish in a Duluth snowdrift, the one called Edna is reborn in 'Duluth', the popular television series and the one called Beryl finds herself in a 'Hyatt Regency' romantic novel entitled ROGUE DUKE. In Duluth they do it all with word processors. Meanwhile Lieutenant Darlene Ecks, strip-search enthusiast, terrorizes a barrio full of illegal Mexican immigrants until they rise up in defiance, the mayor plumbs the mysteries of a bright red spaceship and a life and death contest is waged between Duluth's leading socialite and its foremost author to complete contradictory biographies of Betty Grable. Gore Vidal's wicked extravaganza sports special effects not expected in a novel; and it poses taunting puzzles like who is the guy they call The Dude? And why is it said, 'Every society gets the Duluth it deserves'?



The Charioteer

The Charioteer Author Mary Renault
ISBN-10 9781480432857
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 347
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Mary Renault’s landmark novel about a wounded soldier who returns from the front and must choose between relationships with two very different men After being wounded at Dunkirk in World War II, Laurie Odell is sent back home to a rural British hospital. Standing out among the orderlies is Andrew, a bright conscientious objector raised as a Quaker. The unspoken romance between the two men is tested when Ralph, a friend of Laurie’s from school, re-enters his life, introducing him into a milieu of jaded, experienced gay men. Will Laurie reconcile himself to Ralph’s embrace, or can he offer Andrew the idealized, Platonic intimacy he yearns for? This novel has been called one of the foundation stones of gay literary fiction, ranking alongside James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room and Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar. Celebrated for its literary brilliance and sincere depiction of complex human emotions, The Charioteer is a stirring and beautifully rendered portrayal of love. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.