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Beautiful Room is Empty - 88 edition

Beautiful Room is Empty (ISBN10: 0679755403; ISBN13: 9780679755401)
ISBN13: 978-0679755401
ISBN10: 0679755403

Summary: When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is ''a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday.'' That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Be
autiful Room is Empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age. ''With intelligence, candor, humor--and anger--White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression.... An impressive novel.''--Washington Post book World From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Summary: When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is ''a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday.'' That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Beautiful Room is Empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age. ''With intelligence, candor, humor--and anger--White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression.... An impressive novel.''--Washington Post book World From the Trade Paperback edition. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 88
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 10/28/1994
International: No



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