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My Queer War

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A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC

In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young mans exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict.

In 1942, a timid, inexperienced twenty-one-year-old Lord reports to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to enlist in the U.S. Army. His career in the armed forces takes him to Nevada, California, Boston, England, and, eventually, France and Germany, where he witnesses firsthand the ravages of total war on Europes land and on its people. Along the way he comes to terms with his own sexuality, experiences the thrill of first love and the chill of disillusionment with his fellow man, and in a moment of great rashness makes the acquaintance of the worlds most renowned artist, who will show him the way to a new life.

My Queer War is a rich and moving record of one mans maturation in the crucible of the greatest war the world has known. If his war is queer, it is because each mans experience is strange in its own way. His is a story of universal significance and appeal, told by a wry and eloquent observer of the world and of himself.

About the Author

James Lords books include A Giacometti Portrait, first published in 1965, and Giacometti: A Biography (FSG, 1985), which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent work is Mythic Giacometti (FSG, 2003). He died in 2009.

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ISBN:
9780374532758
Author:
Lord, James
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Biography-Military
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Publication Date:
20110531
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.27 x 5.51 x 0.95 in

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