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A Thirsty Evil: Seven Short Stories

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Publisher Comments:

A collection of short fiction, including several stories on gay themes, among them: "Three Stratagems" and "Pages from an Abandoned Journal." Well crafted, innovative fiction — Gore Vidal at his best.

Review:

"Mr. Vidal's most successful stories are those in which his admirable talents are brought to bear on 'the world outside.' I found 'Erlinda and Mr. Coffin' a wonderfully comic invention and its narrator a caricature of almost Dickensian intensity. But the best story in the collection is 'A Moment of Green Laurel.' Having created a narrator in whose mind past and present interpenetrate, Mr. Vidal achieves at the climax of the story a startling synthesis of terror and nostalgia." The New Republic

Review:

"[His] stories range from the hilarious to the horrifying...Mr. Vidal can command as many characteristic styles as his themes suggest, for he is that comparative rarity among American novelists and dramatists, a man of letters." The Boston Globe

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780917342844
Subtitle:
(seven short stories )
Author:
Vidal, Gore
Publisher:
Gay Sunshine Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction.
Series Volume:
D163
Publication Date:
c1981
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
126 p.
Dimensions:
8.45x5.49x.52 in. .30 lbs.

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Product details 126 p. pages Gay Sunshine Press - English 9780917342844 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Vidal's most successful stories are those in which his admirable talents are brought to bear on 'the world outside.' I found 'Erlinda and Mr. Coffin' a wonderfully comic invention and its narrator a caricature of almost Dickensian intensity. But the best story in the collection is 'A Moment of Green Laurel.' Having created a narrator in whose mind past and present interpenetrate, Mr. Vidal achieves at the climax of the story a startling synthesis of terror and nostalgia."
"Review" by , "[His] stories range from the hilarious to the horrifying...Mr. Vidal can command as many characteristic styles as his themes suggest, for he is that comparative rarity among American novelists and dramatists, a man of letters."
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