The city and the pillar: a novel
1st Vintage International ed.
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.
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|Grouped Work ID||6eb5e6cc-8004-acbb-7c23-46c1a0ac6d26|
|Grouping Title||city and the pillar|
|Grouping Author||vidal gore|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-07 04:12:30AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-28 04:28:29AM|
|author||Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.|
|display_description||Homosexual Jim searches for his childhood friend Bob with whom he had an amorous experience with in high school. Jim Willard, a homosexual, is haunted by the memory of a childhood friendship, and is unable to find happiness in casual affairs.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Vidal, G|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|subject_facet||Gay men -- Relations with heterosexuals -- Fiction|
Male homosexuality -- Fiction
|title_display||The city and the pillar : a novel|
|title_full||The city and the pillar : a novel / Gore Vidal|
|title_short||The city and the pillar|
Relations with heterosexuals