The Gallery (New York Review Books Classics)

By | July 8, 2019
The Gallery (New York Review Books Classics) Author John Horne Burns
ISBN-10 1590170806
ISBN-13 9781590170809
Year 2004-03-31
Pages 368
Language English
Publisher NYRB Classics
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The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war John Dos PassosJohn Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II and on publication in 1947 it became a critically acclaimed bestseller However Burns s early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans Set in occupied Naples in 1944 The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto a bombed out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food drink sex money and oblivion A daring and enduring novelone of the first to look directly at gay life in the militaryThe Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower

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